Morgan Lewis hires team of energy, infra pros

A cross-practice team of four lawyers specialising in energy and infra have joined the US firm from Bingham McCutchen.

A team of four lawyers specialising in energy regulation, private equity and investment funds, tax issues, and securities and general corporate law, has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the US law firm said in a statement.

The group includes Mark Williams, a partner in the firm’s energy practice in Washington DC; Daniel Nelson, a partner in the tax practice in Boston; Gerald Kehoe, a partner in the business and finance practice’s private investment funds group in Boston; and Ann Chamberlain, who has joined as counsel in the business and finance practice in New York.

All four attorneys have joined the firm from Bingham McCutchen, another US firm that has established a global presence after originally being based in Boston.

“This talented group of lawyers will enable us to serve even better our growing list of clients focusing on energy and infrastructure investments around the world,” Morgan Lewis chairperson Francis Milone said in the statement.

The team’s combined experience includes advising clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors on regulatory matters; fund formation; energy-sector mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; project finance investments; tax issues; and a range of transactional and securities matters.

Specifically, Williams, who in the past has served on the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has advised energy developers, banks, insurers, hedge funds, private equity funds, and investment funds in connection with energy projects, electric and gas sector acquisitions, and energy securities issuance and transactional matters.

A significant portion of Nelson’s practice is dedicated to advising global institutional investors regarding investments in real estate, infrastructure projects, and other real assets. He also maintains a broad-based transactional tax practice.

Kehoe advises fund sponsors that concentrate on energy, infrastructure, renewables, buy-outs and other strategies on matters that include structuring and implementation of co-investments, direct investment pools, real asset acquisitions, master feeder partnerships, and related complex transactions.

Having extensive experience in general corporate and securities law, Chamberlain focuses on counselling global institutional investors in connection with the acquisition, ownership, and disposition of investments in private funds, co-investment arrangements, and joint ventures that focus on real estate and infrastructure.