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Latham & Watkins LLP

Sean T. Wheeler

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Sean T. Wheeler is the Office Managing Partner in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and Co-chair of the Oil & Gas Industry Group. His practice focuses on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters for companies in the energy industry including master limited partnerships.

In the last two years, Mr. Wheeler represented energy clients in transactions with a combined value of more than US$80 billion.


Partner, Office Managing Partner


United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: oil and gas

Within: Leading lawyers

Sean Wheeler - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Energy transactions: oil and gas

Latham & Watkins LLP is probably best known for its dominant corporate practice, with master limited partnerships a particular strength. Examples of high-value M&A work included Ryan Maierson acting for Energy Transfer on the $21.3bn sale of the company to Sunoco Logistics, and well-regarded practice co-head Sean Wheeler assisting Ensco with its $860m acquisition of Atwood Oceanics. Other key figures in the ‘very strong’ Houston office are ‘highly experienced upstream lawyerRobin Fredrickson, who advised Anadarko Petroleum on the $2.3bn sale of its Eagle Ford Shale assets to Sanchez Energy and Blackstone Group, and the ‘very talentedStephen Szalkowski. The practice is co-led from New York by Christopher Cross, who was active in the midstream M&A and financing space for clients such as Energy Transfer.

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