Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for A robust oil and gas regulatory and litigation team providing clients high-quality representation before FERC and the DOE. Enjoys a fine track record for its work in midstream and upstream oil and gas transactions, acting for private equity firms and energy companies. Further noted for expertise in electricity financings.

Strengths Sources highlight: "They are very responsive, very good to work with and provide good client service and advice."

Clients say: "The firm provides excellent representation because they are experienced in the industry and take the time to get to know a client's business."

Work highlights Advised Stonepeak on its $1 billion equity commitment to Discovery Midstream Holdings II to support a strategy targeting midstream assets at various stages of maturity.

Assisted Enbridge with all regulatory, environmental and contractual matters associated with the development of the $1.6 billion Valley Crossing Pipeline from Texas to Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Christina Kwon has considerable expertise in a range of corporate securities matters, including debt, equity and green bond offerings. Her client base spans underwriters, purchasers and sellers. She is further noted for advising on corporate governance issues and disclosure and reporting obligations.

Emmett Ellis heads the power and utilities capital markets team and leverages his expertise to handle complex transactions on behalf of energy companies and investment banks. Interviewees say: "Clients love working with him, he has decades of experience and his judgment is profoundly respected."

Hal Haltom is experienced in a broad array of commercial transactions across the oil and gas sector, including joint venture, participation and exploration agreements. Peers "love to work with him."

Michael Fitzpatrick has significant experience handling capital markets transactions across the power sector, frequently acting for both issuers and underwriters. Market commentators report: "He brings something relatively unique given his accounting background. He's very technically minded and always has an interesting edge about how he approaches things, which helps companies take advantage of the opportunities they have."

Michael O'Leary frequently advises major oil and gas clients on sophisticated domestic and international M&A as well as corporate securities matters, including IPOs, debt and equity offerings. Market sources highlight: "He's been in the oil and gas business for many decades and has worked with every company across the midstream space. He has deep transactional experience from his years in the industry."

Peter O'Brien is a strong choice for clients in both domestic and international capital markets matters. Sources comment: "He has tremendous patience to walk you through things. He stays on top of what everyone is doing and is a very good networker."

Shemin Proctor handles regulatory issues pertaining to liquids and is frequently sought to advise on compliance and FERC proceedings. Market commentators note: "She's a very experienced, knowledgeable and diligent advocate."

Steven Friend specializes in energy and utility industry financing, with stellar expertise in assisting issuers and underwriters on debt and equity offerings. Market commentators highlight: "Clients really enjoy working with him, he has good judgment and an intellectual approach."