Veteran oil and gas transactions attorney Rahul Vashi has joined the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as co-chair of its oil and gas practice, the law firm said May 22.

Vashi focuses on acquisitions, divestitures and strategic joint ventures, with an emphasis on upstream and midstream. 

Rahul Vashi
Rahul Vashi. (Source: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)

“He is a natural fit for our Houston based team and the complex energy transactions we are regularly handling,” said Hillary H. Holmes, co-partner-in-charge of the firm’s Houston office. 

Among the transactions Vashi has handled:

Represented Ovintiv in its $4.275 billion acquisition of all leasehold interest and related assets of Black Swan Oil & Gas, PetroLegacy Energy and Piedra Resource, and the concurrent $825 million sale of its Bakken assets;

Represented IOG Resources II in its acquisition of Appalachia Basin non-operated assets;

Riley Exploration Permian’s joint venture with Conduit Power to use gas from oilfield production to generate electrical power; and

EQT’s $5.2 billion acquisition of upstream and midstream subsidiaries and associated oil and gas assets, properties and gathering systems in the Appalachian Basin from affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners and Tug Hill Operating.