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August 14, 2020

M&A and Capital Markets Partner Jonathan Newton Joins King & Spalding in Houston

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2020 – King & Spalding has added Jonathan Newton, a corporate and securities partner, to its Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) Practice Group in Houston.

Newton’s practice focuses on M&A and capital markets transactions in the energy sector. He has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of transactions, with an emphasis on domestic and complex cross-border transactions. Newton’s practice includes SEC reporting and corporate governance advice; convertible and straight equity and debt offerings; c-suite / board of directors advice, internal corporate restructurings; venture capital financings; and joint ventures.

“Jonathan is a highly-regarded M&A and capital markets lawyer with an outstanding portfolio of high-end clients and matters in the energy sector,” said Todd Holleman, head of King & Spalding’s CFI practice. “Houston is a key component of our strategy for growing the firm-wide corporate practice because we are able to connect it to our offices in New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo by leveraging the talent we have in all of those jurisdictions to handle mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, private equity, project finance, LNG and oil and gas matters for our various clients.”

“With Houston as one of the world’s energy hubs, Jonathan’s invaluable experience in these sectors make him a great addition to our Houston office as well as our wider CFI and energy teams as a whole,” added Tracie Renfroe, Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office.

 “We are excited about Jonathan’s commitment to client service and his passion for developing talent.”

Newton joins from Baker McKenzie, where he served as the managing partner of its Houston office from 2014 and 2019. Newton received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, cum laude, and his J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He has received a variety of accolades for his client service including as a BTI Consulting Group Client Service All-Star.

“King & Spalding has established a prominent presence as a top law firm, both in Houston and globally,” Newton said. “The firm has an exciting international energy platform, across the US, EMEA and Asia, and I am honored to be able to contribute to the firm’s continued growth and look forward to working with new colleagues around the world.”

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