Shawn Beloin is an associate in Latham’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Beloin advises clients on a variety of transactions and developmental projects at the entity and asset level. His experience covers a variety of energy sectors, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, energy infrastructure, biofuels and energy transition. He has specific experience advising on:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets
  • Project development, with particular focus on commercial arrangements for project feedstock supply and inventory offtake
  • Negotiation of complex commercial agreements, including JOAs, hydrocarbon and water gathering, processing and disposal agreements, hydrocarbon and CO2 transportation and offtake agreements, and service agreements relevant to the energy industry

Before joining Latham, Mr. Beloin worked in-house at Vitol as corporate counsel. Prior to that, he was an associate in the Houston office of a leading international law firm.

Mr. Beloin is active in several professional associations, including Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Oil & Gas Section of the Texas Bar, and the Young Professionals in Energy (Houston and Midland Chapters).

Mr. Beloin’s experience includes representing:

  • Sale by Laredo Petroleum of certain non-operated properties in Howard County, TX
  • Vitol in connection with multiple long-term supply and offtake arrangements across a spectrum of crude oil, distillate, natural gas, LPG, LNG, and electric power products*
  • Navitas Petroleum in its acquisition of Venari’s 30% working interest in the Gulf of Mexico’s Shenandoah field*
  • Delek Group in its US$1 billion minority working interest acquisition from Shell in the Caesar-Tonga field located in the Gulf of Mexico*
  • EOG in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Yates Petroleum Corporation and affiliated working interest owners covering most major producing basins in the lower forty-eight states*
  • Diamondback in its US$2.6 billion acquisition of Permian Basin leasehold interests of Brigham Resources*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2014
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2011
    magna cum laude