Justin T. Stolte is Global Chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group. His practice focuses on strategic transactions involving energy and infrastructure businesses.

Mr. Stolte is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024), Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2014, 2019-2023), and The Legal 500 US (2018-2023), where clients praise his ability “to bring a practical business perspective” and “understand what’s important in a transaction.” In addition, he was named an Energy MVP by Law360 in 2022, an Influencer: Law by American City Business Journal in 2018 and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Energy by Law360 (2014, 2018); a 40 under 40 honoree by Houston Business Journal (2018); a Top 30 under 40 honoree by Hart Energy (2015); and a Rising Star by Texas Monthly (2012-2015).

Under Mr. Stolte’s leadership as chair of the energy groups at both Latham and his prior firm, the practices have been awarded Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Mr. Stolte previously worked in business development, commercial, and engineering roles at Chevron Corporation and Apache Corporation; and, before joining Latham, served as Co-Chair of the energy practice group at another leading global law firm.

Mr. Stolte’s experience includes advising:*

  • Ara Partners in its acquisition of Vacuumschmelze, a leading global producer of advanced magnetic materials and the largest producer of rare earth permanent magnets in the Western Hemisphere
  • Wren House in its pending acquisition of an equity stake in SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., a global shipping container business
  • Cox Oil Offshore, LLC and certain of its affiliates in its proposed 363 sale of Gulf of Mexico upstream oil and gas assets to W&T Offshore Inc.
  • Greenbelt Capital Partners in its acquisition of Saber Power, a fully integrated substation and medium-to-high-voltage infrastructure services platform
  • AB CarVal in its US$700 million investment in Peregrine Energy Solutions, an integrated clean energy platform with a focus on utility-scale energy storage
  • Fortescue Future Industries in its acquisition of Phoenix Hydrogen Hub, a green hydrogen project located in Arizona, from Nikola Corporation 
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its pending sale of Gulf Oil LLC to RaceTrac 
  • Clean Hydrogen Works in the development of the Ascension Clean Energy hydrogen-ammonia project located in Louisiana
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its acquisition of a 12.5% interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) from Brookfield Infrastructure
  • An energy super-major in a first-of-its-kind bidding and joint venture arrangement with a multinational energy company to (i) acquire offshore state leases for CCS sequestration and (ii) construct CO2 transportation and associated facilities
  • Divert Inc. in its US$1.0 billion infrastructure development agreement and US$100 million equity financing with Enbridge Inc. for the development of wasted food to renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities across North America
  • Woodside Energy in the development of the H2OK Hydrogen Project located in Oklahoma
  • Gulf Oil in its pending sale of five refined product terminal businesses to Global Partners for US$273 million
  • ConocoPhillips in its acquisition of a 30% ownership stake and offtake arrangements with Sempra Infrastructure Partners at Port Arthur LNG Facility
  • Talos Energy in the development of the River Bend CCS Project located in Louisiana
  • Tellurian Inc. in the development of the Driftwood LNG Project located in Louisiana
  • Bakken Energy in the development of a US$2.0+ billion hydrogen hub located in North Dakota
  • Consortium investor in connection with US$1.0+ billion preferred equity financing for Blue Source Sustainable Forests Co. (BSFC) and BSFC’s acquisition of 1.7 million acres of timberland, representing one of the largest private conservation-focused forest investments in US history
  • CPP Investments and OMERS Infrastructure in the US$2.0 billion sale of their stakes in Skyway Concession, a company that manages, operates, and maintains the Chicago Skyway toll road
  • ExxonMobil in the development of the Pecan Island CCS Project located in Louisiana with EnLink Midstream and CF Industries
  • Midcoast Energy in its US$1.3 billion sale of East Texas midstream business to M6 Midstream
  • Alder Fuels in its joint venture with United Airlines and Honeywell Corp. to create one of the largest sustainable biofuel ventures in aviation history and subsequent equity investments from Avfuel Corporation and Directional Aviation
  • Ara Partners in its partnership to create European biomethane platform CycleØ Group Ltd. through the acquisition of FNX Liquid Natural Gas
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its US$857 million acquisition of a 25% interest in Gulf Coast Express Pipeline from Targa Resources
  • Chevron in its US$1.2 billion renewable fuels joint venture with Bunge Limited and follow-on investment into low-carbon oilseed producer CoverCress, Inc.
  • Inspiration Mobility in its US$200 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners and subsequent US$215 million capital commitment from Macquarie Asset Management and Ferrovial for the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) platform
  • Quanta Services in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Blattner Energy, a renewable energy infrastructure solutions company
  • Ara Partners in its partnership with Repeats Group B.V. to build a pan-European plastics recycling platform
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its US$830 million acquisition of a 25% interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) from Kinder Morgan and Brookfield Infrastructure
  • Several LNG projects, including:
    • Port Arthur LNG (US Gulf Coast)
    • Driftwood LNG (US Gulf Coast)
    • Peru LNG
    • EGLNG (Equatorial Guinea)
    • Wheatstone LNG (Australia)
    • Kitimat LNG (Canada)
    • Mozambique LNG
  • Several midstream joint ventures, including:
    • Pikka Unit Development (Alaska)
    • Gulf Coast Express
    • NGPL
    • TOPS Pipeline (Haynesville)
    • Beta Crude Connector (Permian)
    • “Double E” Pipeline (Permian)
    • “Wink to Webster” Pipeline (Permian)
    • P2K Pipeline (Permian)
  • Several upstream transactions, including:
    • Woodside Energy in its pending country entry into Namibia via an agreement with Pancontinental Energy to acquire certain interests in offshore oil and gas blocks
    • BHP Petroleum in several deep-water Gulf of Mexico transactions involving multi-billion development projects
    • Nine Point Energy in several transactions, including its US$250 million sale of Williston Basin assets to Bowline Energy pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
    • SK Innovation in its US$1.1 billion divestiture of Blocks 56 and 88 located in Peru
    • Encino Acquisition Partners, LLC in its US$2 billion acquisition of Utica Shale business
    • EnerVest, Ltd. in its US$2.7 billion business combination with TPG Pace Energy Holdings to form Magnolia Oil and Gas Corporation
    • Enduring Resources in several transactions for an aggregate transaction value in excess of US$4 billion
  • Several restructuring matters, including relating to:
    • MLCJR
    • Nine Point Energy
    • Pacific Drilling
    • BJ Services
    • Bruin E&P
    • Vista Proppants

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School
    cum laude
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines
    With High Honors
Stolte, Justin
September 14, 2022Recognition

MVP: Latham's Justin T. Stolte

Justin T. Stolte of Latham & Watkins LLP and Global Chair of the energy and infrastructure practice guided Quanta Services through its US$2.7 billion purchase of renewable energy infrastructure provider Blattner Energy and led Chevron in its US$1.2 billion joint venture with agribusiness company Bunge.