M&A and Corporate Finance
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a law firm created by the 2018 merger of two preeminent firms, each more than a century old: Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon. With 1000 lawyers in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the firm serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. Hunton Andrews Kurth brings together multiple widely recognized industry-leading practices, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environmental and P3, public finance and infrastructure. Both legacy firms have received recognition and accolades in the league tables and rankings outlets for their work in these, and other, practice areas.
Michael O’Leary is co-head of the firm’s Corporate Team. He has an extensive corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions practice that is focused on the energy industry. His practice includes a particular emphasis on representation of issuers and underwriters in energy-related public and private offerings of equity and debt securities (including IPOs); representation of buyers, sellers and special committees in mergers and acquisitions (domestic and foreign) and of private equity firms’ investments in energy and energy infrastructure, redemptions and exchanges of corporate debt, negotiating complex partnerships and joint ventures, structuring spin-offs and ‘going private’ transactions, as well as corporate governance. The clients Mike represents include some of the largest and best-known names in the energy business. He has a significant reputation in master limited partnerships, energy and oilfield services, energy infrastructure, energy private equity investments, pipeline company transactions, royalty trusts and forest products companies.