Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Growing presence in the oil and gas sector, with expertise spanning upstream, midstream and downstream transactions. Adroitly advises a range of industry participants on strategic mergers, acquisitions, sales and joint venture agreements.

Strengths Clients report: "They have expertise across a broad range of topics as well as an inherent understanding of the commercial aspects of the deals they're working on."

Interviewees note: "The lawyers are extremely informed and have a comprehensive commercial view of industry transactions. They're also responsive and effective."

Sources say: "The team is very strong. They are quick to review legal precedent and are able to substantiate their positions with previous experience or examples. They're also very accessible and responsive to calls and emails."

Work highlights Represented the management team of Goodnight Midstream in connection with the $930 million acquisition by TPG Capital of a majority stake in Goodnight.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Cody Carper for his "calm demeanor, focus on the details and deep, fundamental understanding of upstream oil and gas transaction structures." He has expertise spanning M&A and joint venture agreements.

Michael De Voe Piazza advises private equity investors and oil and gas companies on M&A as well as corporate, acquisition and development financing. Sources say: "Michael does a fantastic job understanding the business situation and the transaction as a whole, while bringing in appropriate members of his team as needed to assist and support in the most effective manner."

Paul Pantano has considerable expertise in FERC and CFTC enforcement, alongside a broad array of regulatory matters facing clients across the sector. Market commentators note: "He is responsive, knowledgeable and commercially focused."