May 22 - U.S. law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher said Monday that it has brought on a Houston-based transactional lawyer to co-chair its oil and gas practice from rival law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
Rahul Vashi, whose clients have included Northern Oil & Gas Inc, Ovintiv Inc and Devon Energy Corp for hundred million dollar-deals, is at least the eighth energy-focused hire this year for Gibson Dunn.
The firm also expanded its global energy practice with a new Abu Dhabi office in January.
Vashi will work on matters related to acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and alternative financing transactions, the firm said.
Energy M&A is a growing practice for 1,800-attorney Gibson Dunn, according to oil and gas practice co-chair Michael Darden. Darden said in a statement that he has worked across the table from Vashi on a number of deals and is eager to welcome him to the firm.
A spokesperson for Chicago-founded Kirkland wished Vashi well.
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