Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group Named Legal Advisor of the Year by IJInvestor


December 15, 2021

Latham & Watkins’ Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group was awarded “Legal Advisor of the Year – Americas” at the IJInvestor Awards 2021, and was recognized for advising on the “Oil & Gas Acquisition of the Year – Americas.” The third annual IJInvestor Awards celebrate the best institutions and individuals in funds and M&A in the energy and infrastructure space as evaluated by a panel of senior market participants.

Latham was awarded “Legal Advisor of the Year – Americas” for being a trusted advisor to industry participants across the full energy and infrastructure spectrum, including all subsectors of oil and gas, conventional and renewable power, energy transition and de-carbonization, and energy and non-energy infrastructure, including digital, social, and physical infrastructure. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams are equipped to handle any transactional, regulatory, or dispute-based matter across these sectors, and have a strong track record to prove our talents and success.

IJInvestor’s panel of judges lauded Latham as a “global powerhouse in the energy and infrastructure sectors” with “impressive deals lists” and a firm that “you are more than happy to have on your side of the table… and reassuring to see on the other side.”

In addition, the firm was advised on a number of transactions that received Deal of the Year recognition, including:

  • Oil & Gas Acquisition of the Year – Americas: QEP’s All-stock Acquisition by Diamondback Energy 
  • Conventional Power and Grid Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Americas: NRG Energy Acquisition of Direct Energy 
  • Oil & Gas Acquisition of the Year – EMEA: ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets 
  • Transport Deal of the Year – EMEA: Acquisition of 81.1% stake in Brisa, Portugal 
  • EMEA Waste to Energy Deal of the Year: First Sentier Acquisition of Wheelabrator, UK

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