NEW YORK, September 20, 2007—King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, is taking a leading role in the 2007 Private Equity Energy Forum to be held October 2-3 in New York City. Two of the firm’s lawyers are featured speakers, and King & Spalding is a co-sponsor. The event is being presented by Private Equity International.
Benjamin R. Newland, a corporate partner in the firm’s Dubai office, is moderating a panel on the global investment opportunity in the energy sector. George E. (Ned) Crady, a global transactions partner in the Houston office, is the moderator of a roundtable discussion on investments in the oil and gas sector.
The 2007 Private Equity Energy Forum explores how private equity firms are applying their expertise and strength in sourcing deals, deploying and structuring capital and managing operations of energy projects. Among the topics included in the forum are the following:
- New opportunities in alternative energy
- Transformative investing in power and oil and gas assets
- Sea change in the Middle East for private equity firms
- Anatomies of private equity energy’s most successful investments
Newland’s practice covers a broad range of financial and corporate matters, with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, including Shari’ah compliant buyouts and investments. He also has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, strategic alliances and other business matters.
Crady represents energy and natural resource industry companies, and strategic and financial investors in the energy sector. He has extensive experience in the purchase, sale, development, construction and financing of power generation and distribution assets; natural gas transportation, storage and distribution assets; oil and gas refining facilities; and LNG export and import projects in the Atlantic Basin.
For more information on the forum, visit www.peimedia.com/energy07.
About King & Spalding
King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Riyadh (affiliated office) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and in a Corporate Counsel survey in September 2007 was among the top firms representing Fortune 250 companies. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.