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 Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023), Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2014, 2019-2022), and The Legal 500 US (2018-2022) for his work on energy and infrastructure transactions. In addition, he was named 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 four consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).

Mr. Stolte is active in several organizations, including serving on: (i) the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America (Sam Houston Area Council); (ii) the Executive Advisory Council of UT Austin’s McCombs Energy Initiative (MEI), including Co-Chairing the Midstream Committee; (iii) the Energy 2.0 Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership; and (iv) the Advisory Board of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

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:*

  • Inspiration Mobility in several transactions for the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) platform, including its (i) US$215 million capital commitment from Macquarie Asset Management and Ferrovial, (ii) US$200 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital and (iii) EV fleet lease partnerships with various fleet operators
  • US$1.2 billion renewable fuels joint venture between Chevron Corporation and Bunge Limited
  • US$857 million acquisition by ArcLight Capital of Targa Resources’s 25% equity interest in Gulf Coast Express Pipeline
  • Ongoing representation of several companies in the development of various multi-billion dollar carbon capture and storage projects across the United States
  • Ongoing representation of Bakken Energy in the development of a US$2.0 billion “clean” hydrogen hub located in North Dakota
  • Alder Fuels in several transactions, including its joint venture with United and Honeywell to create one of the largest sustainable biofuel ventures in aviation history
  • Quanta Services in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Blattner Energy, a renewable energy infrastructure solutions company
  • Ara Partners in several decarbonization transactions, including its (i) acquisition of Anviplas Group, a plastic recycling business located in Europe and (ii) acquisition of the px Group, an integrated infrastructure services provider based in the United Kingdom
  • Several traditional energy M&A transactions, including:
    • ArcLight Capital in several midstream transactions for an aggregate transaction value in excess of US$4 billion
    • 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 large-scale midstream joint ventures, including:
    • Pikka Unit Development (Alaska)
    • TOPS Pipeline (Haynesville)
    • Beta Crude Connector (Permian)
    • “Double E” Pipeline (Permian)
    • “Wink to Webster” Pipeline (Permian)
    • P2K Pipeline (Permian)
  • Several LNG projects, including:
    • Driftwood LNG (US Gulf Coast)
    • Peru LNG
    • EGLNG (Equatorial Guinea)
    • Wheatstone LNG (Australia)
    • Kitimat LNG (Canada)
    • Mozambique LNG
  • Several restructuring matters, including relating to:
    • Nine Point Energy
    • Pacific Drilling
    • BJ Services
    • Bruin E&P
    • Vista Proppants

    *Includes matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas

Education

  • 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.