Cesar Leyva is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. He advises participants across all sectors of the energy industry in connection with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, growth equity and private financing transactions, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations. He has extensive experience with domestic energy transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties, carbon capture and sequestration projects, and complex commercial contracts.

Mr. Leyva’s experience includes advising:

  • A special-purpose acquisition company in the negotiation of a definitive agreement for the purchase of Williston Basin assets from a public company for US$1.65 Billion.*
  • Noble Energy in its US$13 billion sale to Chevron.*
  • A portfolio company of an upstream private equity sponsor in the purchase of all of the leasehold and producing wells of Rex Energy for US$600.5 Million pursuant to Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code.*
  • A public company in its acquisition of all of the shares of a pure play Williston Basin private company for total cash consideration of US$465 million.*
  • A private E&P company in the sale of its oil and gas interests in the Permian Basin.*
  • Lilis Energy, Inc. in connection with the sale of all of its assets pursuant to Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code.*
  • A private equity fund in multiple purchases of offshore oil and gas interests in the Gulf of Mexico.*
  • A public company in the sale of a 1% overriding royalty interest from its leasehold in Washington County, Pennsylvania for US$300 Million.*
  • A public company in the sale of its interests in the Sleeping Giant field (Montana) and Russian Creek area (North Dakota) in the Williston Basin.*
  • The subsidiary of a public company in the sale of a FERC-regulated pipeline.*
  • A private equity sponsor in its US$1.7 billion line of equity investment in an E&P company.*
  • A public company in the negotiation of several carbon sequestration agreements.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas

Education

  • JD, University of Texas School of Law, 2015
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Texas at Austin, 2012