Ziyad Barghouthy is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. He is also a current member of the Recruiting Committee, focused on local and global recruiting efforts for Latham. 

Mr. Barghouthy represents clients across all aspects of life as a public company, advising companies and senior management on strategic corporate transactions in the energy, infrastructure, technology, and life sciences sectors, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions involving public and private targets
  • SPAC business combinations
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on equity offerings
  • Debt offerings
  • Post-transaction corporate governance, periodic reporting, and public company compliance

A versatile corporate lawyer, Mr. Barghouthy helps his clients navigate commercial and regulatory hurdles in multi-jurisdictional transactions across a range of industries, including, among others, energy, manufacturing, technology, and life sciences, crafting company narratives that are compelling to investors and driving transformative transactions to a successful close.

Mr. Barghouthy also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum, individuals seeking to seal their juvenile criminal records, and research-related matters pertaining to the work of Texas Appleseed.

Mr. Barghouthy's representative transactions include advising:


  • Equitrans Midstream Corporation in transformative actions, including its US$1.8 billion take-private of EQM Midstream Partners and a share buy back from EQT
  • Centennial Resource Development in its US$7 billion merger with Colgate Energy Partners III to create the largest pure-play E&P company in the Delaware Basin 
  • Falcon Minerals Corporation in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Desert Peak Minerals
  • Heramba GmbH in its pending acquisition of Kiepe Electric 
  • TotalEnergies in its US$250 million acquisition of SunPower’s Commercial & Industrial Solutions Business
  • Landmark Dividend in its sale to Digital Bridge
  • Riverstone Holdings in its simplification transaction with Enviva

SPAC Business Combinations

  • Above Food Corp., an innovative ingredients and consumer products food company, in its pending merger with Bite Acquisition Corp.
  • Intuitive Machines, a leading space exploration, infrastructure and services company, in its US$1.0 billion business combination with Inflection Point Acquisition Corp.
  • X-Energy Reactor Company, a leading developer of small modular nuclear reactor and fuel technology, in its proposed US$2.0 billion business combination with Ares Acquisition Corp.
  • Tempo Automation, Inc., a software-accelerated electronics manufacturer, in its merger with ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
  • Latch, maker of LatchOS, the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, in its US$1.56 billion merger with TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp. 
  • Nogin, a leading provider of Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) technology, in its US$646 million merger with Software Acquisition Group III
  • Otonomo Technologies, an Israel-based automotive data services platform, in its US$1.4 billion merger with Software Acquisition Group Inc. II
  • Valo Health, a Boston-based  technology company focused on human-centric data and AI-powered computation for drug discovery and development, in its proposed US$2.25 billion merger with Khosla Ventures Acquisition Corp. 
  • Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its merger with Renovacor, Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company

Capital Markets

  • Initial purchasers on Matador Resources’ US$900 million upsized 144A senior notes offering
  • Underwriters on Matador Resources’ US$347.3 million common stock offering 
  • The Dealer Manager on a US$650 million tender offer of Matador Resources’ 144A senior notes
  • CARGO Therapeutics on its US$315 million IPO 
  • Underwriters on Aris Water Solutions’ US$230 million IPO
  • Initial purchasers on Matador Resources’ US$500 million 144A senior notes offering
  • Vertiv Holdings on a US$850 million 144A senior secured notes offering
  • Initial purchasers on Kinetik Holdings’ US$1 billion sustainability-linked notes offering
  • Innoviz in its registered follow-on equity offering
  • Nogin in its registered follow-on equity offering

Other Corporate Matters

  • Vault CCS, a carbon capture and storage developer, in its investment from Grey Rock Investment Partners 
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Navios Maritime Holdings in the take-private sale of Navios Maritime to N Logistics Holdings

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2020
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, University of Florida, 2017
    cum laude
  • BS in Nutritional Sciences, University of Florida, 2017
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic