Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GEP Haynesville, LLC in its $850 million acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets from indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Canada-based Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA). The properties, which are located primarily in DeSoto and Red River Parishes, Louisiana, contain approximately 112,000 net acres and 300 operated wells in the most prolific area of the Haynesville Shale. Kirkland also counseled GeoSouthern Haynesville, LP, a joint venture formed by principals of Woodlands, Texas-based GeoSouthern Energy Corporation and GeoSouthern Energy Partners, LP, in the formation of GEP Haynesville, a joint venture with GSO Capital Partners LP.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Andy Calder and John Pitts and associates Bradford Rossi, David Thompson and Kathleen Turner; finance partners Will Bos and Andy Veit; tax partners Tom Evans and Ilan Napchan and associate Alison Skaife; environmental partners Brian Land, Paul Tanaka and Jonathan Kidwell; labor and employment partner Tim Stephenson; employee benefits partner Jack Bernstein; executive compensation partner Michael Krasnovsky and associate Varsha Ghodasra; antitrust partner Ellen Jakovic and associate Michael Thorpe; intellectual property partners Gregg Kirchhoefer and Daniel Lewis and associates Nick Sethi and Kyle Barnett; and landman Bryan Musick.


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