February 21, 2023

New York, NY, February 21, 2023 --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that energy M&A lawyer Tan Lu has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department.  He is based in the Houston office. 

Tan advises private equity firms, public companies and financial institutions on complex transactions involving a range of energy and infrastructure assets. He has worked on over 100 closed deals with an aggregate transaction value of over $30 billion, with significant experience advising on upstream and midstream oil and gas acquisitions, divestures, joint ventures, DrillCo and private equity investments. Tan has advised on acquisitions across the major natural resource basins of the United States, as well as cross-border deals, having acted for clients in China, Japan, U.K. and Thailand. He was most recently counsel at Vinson & Elkins.

“The energy industry is rapidly evolving and we continue to see robust M&A activity across the energy private equity space. Tan’s domestic and international experience in this area complements and deepens our team’s already strong capabilities,” said Archie Fallon, Managing Partner of the Houston office. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Willkie.”

Tan commented: “Willkie’s Houston team has a tremendous reputation and substantial experience advising on private equity and energy transactions across the industry spectrum, including oil and gas, renewables and energy transition. I’m excited to be a part of this dynamic team, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Houston and across the Firm to serve our private equity and energy sector clients.” 

Opened in 2014, Willkie’s Houston office extends the Firm’s prominent private equity, M&A and restructuring practices to sponsors in the region that focus on investments in the energy, industrial, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Lawyers in the Houston office leverage the integrated capabilities of the Firm to provide representation across a broad range of sophisticated matters. Willkie also supports a range of charitable organizations and pro bono efforts and is committed to the Houston community.


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