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Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm with 2,700 attorneys representing clients in intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, and restructuring matters. The firm has no headquarters location, and operates from 15 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Editor's note: Updated Nov. 15, 2019.



From Comedy Central to Exxon Mobil-Pioneer Deal, a New FTC Emerges

The Exxon Mobil and Pioneer Natural Resources deal closed quickly and without divestment conditions, an antitrust attorney said — except for the sole condition that barred Pioneer’s founding CEO from Exxon’s board.

Analyst: Energy Companies Should Prepare for Tighter Methane Regulations

Regardless of election’s outcome, investors will take emission reduction plans into consideration.

DUG Appalachia: Antitrust Policies Could Chill M&A

Newly aggressive enforcement of antitrust law by federal agencies could chill M&A, a lawyer tells attendees at DUG Appalachia.

Oil, Gas Private Equity Funds May Escape New SEC Transparency Rules

A new batch of SEC reporting and transparency requirements “scares the hell out” out of private equity funds, but an 83-year-old exemption may mean oil and gas funds are off the hook.

Midstream Capital: No Half Steppin'

Private equity moves aggressively to transform the midstream sector.

Midstream Missing from Carbon Capture Incentives, Analysts Say

Current carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) tax incentives are powerful but leave out midstream despite the sector’s growing role in project planning, analysts say.

You Can't Spell Permian Without 'PE'

Private equity sees continuing opportunities in the prolific basin.

Natural Gas Producer Gulfport Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Natural gas explorer and producer Gulfport Energy Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 13, becoming the latest company in the U.S. energy sector to succumb to weak crude prices as the COVID-19 pandemic crimps fuel demand.

Chesapeake Energy Hires Restructuring Advisers To Help With $9 Billion Debt

The collapse in oil and weak gas prices has further crippled Chesapeake Energy, the shale energy pioneer already facing a $9 billion debt pile.

Forty Under 40: Kevin Crews, Kirkland & Ellis

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Kevin Crews, who has led teams that have signed or closed more than $5 billion worth of deals since joining Kirkland & Ellis as a founding partner.