Leading global energy and projects partner Stephen Davis has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Houston.
Davis arrives from Vinson & Elkins LLP where he was a founding member of its worldwide project finance and development practice and managing partner of its first Asian office.
Davis’ practice is focused on project finance, M&A, private equity and restructuring and reorganization transactions. He represents clients both in the United States and internationally across a broad range of energy transactions from major and independent oil and gas companies to Asian investors and petrochemical companies.
Recently, he has been working on a series of LNG and petrochemical transactions in North America as well as in helping Asian clients invest in the Americas.
Christine LaFollette, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Houston office, said: “Steve’s track record of leadership and success in guiding clients through large and complex energy and project financing deals speaks for itself. He’ll be a huge asset for our clients and us.”
Davis added: “It’s an exciting opportunity for me as well as for my clients, who will benefit tremendously from the firm’s broad international platform and strengths in areas such as global project finance, investment funds, corporate securities, private equity and M&A and strategic transactions.”
Davis is listed in The International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers.