Ryan J. Lynch

  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA

Ryan Lynch, an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins, focuses on strategic transactions in the energy industry, including public and private merger and acquisition matters and equity and debt capital markets offerings. He has particular knowledge in business combinations and initial public offerings involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as well as experience advising companies in cross-border transactions and foreign private issuers (FPIs) in accessing the US capital markets. He also counsels publicly listed companies in matters regarding SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and other issues related to public company status.

Mr. Lynch served as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee from 2019-2020 and served as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee from 2017-2019.

Mr. Lynch's experience includes representing:

SPAC Business Combinations 
  • Otonomo Technologies, an Israel-based automotive data services platform, in its proposed US$1.4 billion merger with Software Acquisition Group, Inc. II
  • Arrival, a London-based technology company that develops electric vehicles, in its proposed US$5.4 billion merger with CIIG Merger Corp. Latham represents Hyundai Motor Company, a shareholder in Arrival
  • Innoviz, an Israel-based manufacturer of solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, in its proposed US$1.4 billion merger with Collective Growth Corporation
  • Desktop Metal, a technology company that designs and markets 3D printing systems, in its US$2.5 billion merger with Trine Acquisition Corp.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Equitrans Midstream Corporation in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of EQM Midstream Partners, LP
  • Conflicts Committee of Shell Midstream Partners LP in its US$4 billion dropdown and simplification transaction
  • Total S.A. in its capacity as the majority shareholder of SunPower Corporation in connection with SunPower’s pending spin-off of Maxeon Solar Technologies
  • Citizen Energy in its US$1.0 billion acquisition of Roan Resources
  • PAO TMK in its US$1.2 billion sale of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. to Tenaris, S.A.
  • Enagás, S.A. in its equity investment in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP
  • FMC Technologies, Inc. in its US$13 billion merger of equals transaction with Technip S.A.
  • VTTI in its US$1.03 billion acquisition of VTTI Energy Partners
  • BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. in its US$3 billion acquisition of QR Energy, LP
Equity Capital Markets
  • Lux Health Tech Acquisition Corp. in its US$396 million initial public offering
  • Antero Midstream GP LP in its US$875 million initial public offering
  • VTTI Energy Partners LP in its US$422 million initial public offering
  • JP Energy Partners LP in its US$275 million initial public offering
  • Weatherford International plc in follow-on offerings totaling over US$1 billion in aggregate
  • Smart Sand, Inc. in its US$98 million follow-on offering
  • EQM Midstream Partners, LP in its US$1.2 billion convertible preferred unit offering
  • Underwriters in the US$116 million initial public offering of Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.
  • Underwriters in the US$121 million initial public offering of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.
  • Underwriters in the US$118 million follow-on offering of KNOT Offshore Partners LP
  • Sales Agents in the US$500 million “At-the-market” offering of MPLX LP
Debt Capital Markets
  • Kimco Realty Corporation in its US$500 million registered green notes offering
  • Venator Materials PLC in its US$225 million unregistered secured notes offering
  • Total S.A. in registered notes offerings by its subsidiaries totaling over US$9 billion in aggregate
  • Waste Connections, Inc. in registered notes offerings totaling US$2.1 billion in aggregate
  • Western Midstream Operating in its US$3.5 billion registered notes offering
  • Bruin E&P Partners, LLC in its US$600 million unregistered notes offering
  • Weatherford International in registered notes offerings totaling over US$2 billion in aggregate
  • Initial purchasers in unregistered notes offerings by Parsley Energy, LLC totaling over US$2 billion in aggregate
Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.