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(LONDON) September 1, 2016 – Oil and gas transactional lawyer Kevin Atkins has joined Locke Lord as a Partner in the London office. Atkins has extensive experience working on complex cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, asset level farm-ins and farm-outs and joint venture structures for international oil and gas companies as well as representing clients across the energy sector seeking to raise capital whether by way of private equity investment or accessing equity capital markets or debt and project finance facilities.
Prior to joining Locke Lord, he was the partner responsible for the international oil and gas practice at Chadbourne & Parke LLP and was heavily involved in developing the firm’s Africa practice.
“Kevin has a solid track record representing multinational clients in the energy sector and he is a valuable addition to the Firm’s London office and its highly regarded international Energy Practice Group,” said Michael Collins, Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office. “He adds depth to our current capabilities in London and across the Firm and will help grow our international Energy Practice Group to better serve our clients’ needs.”
He focuses his practice on providing corporate, commercial and transactional advice to multinational clients in the energy sector, and has represented clients active throughout Africa and a number of other emerging market jurisdictions. Atkins has been described as “Very good on the choreography of completion,” by IFLR 1000’s Energy and Infrastructure: Sub-Saharan Africa 2013: A Guide to the Industry's Leading Law Firms and Lawyers.
“I am excited to join Locke Lord’s Energy team and be a part of the London office,” said Atkins. “Locke Lord is not only known as a top international law firm, but also for its culture and collegiality. I am thrilled to be able to work so closely with Locke Lord’s Energy practice and clients and believe that the Firm offers an extremely strong energy transactional platform to service and further develop my existing practice.”
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