Akin Gump Ranks Among Top 10 Legal Advisors for Global M&A Energy Transactions

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has earned a #8 ranking on Bloomberg’s Global Legal Advisory M&A Ranking 2009 Q3.  The firm advised clients on 17 announced global energy M&A transactions – valued at $15.3 billion – in the first nine months of 2009, capturing 11.4 percent of announced deals.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  The firm’s energy and global transactions practice represents publicly traded and privately held companies as well as financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign governments and national energy companies in their various roles as developers, issuers, underwriters, lenders and borrowers.  The group advises on a wide variety of public and private equity and debt offerings and lending transactions; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and structuring and implementing direct investments in both U.S. and foreign markets.  Its energy experience spans the value chain from extractive mining and exploration and production activity through oil and gas as well as power services, supply and equipment manufacturing companies, midstream ventures, transportation, refining and marketing, investor-owned utilities and independent power developers, to renewable energy development and investment.

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