IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, or Akin Gump, was founded in 1945 in Dallas. Since then the firm has expanded to 20 locations across three continents. In the US, the firm has 11 offices across six states. 



Firm wide, Akin Gump is best known for its work with hedge funds, private equity funds, power project development and restructuring and insolvency. The firm’s DC and Texas branches are arguably its best known. Its strongest M&A and restructuring and insolvency teams are based in DC and Texas. 

The banking practice represents borrowers and lenders in credit facility agreements, loan facility agreements, DIP financing and refinancing. 

The team is very active in capital markets and represents issuers in debt and equity transactions including bond offerings, high yield bond offerings, IPOs, recapitalizations, private share placements, public share offerings and tender offers.  

The M&A team represents private equity and strategic buyers and sellers in public and private acquisition and merger transactions. It also advises clients in strategic investments. 

The project development team represents developers and financial sponsors in project development, acquisition and financing transactions across the energy and oil and gas industries.  

Real estate is also a big industry for the firm, so much so that it has its own practice. The real estate team represents commercial and residential developers and private equity investors in matters relating to acquiring and selling land and properties and development. 

While the firm is active in numerous industries, it is particularly so in the oil and gas and power sectors. 


Key clients 

Key clients for the firm include FirstEnergy, Alliance Data Systems, Diamondbank Energy, East West Bank, Apollo Global Management, Shell Midstream Partners, BlackRock Realty Advisors, Pacific Investment Management Company, PNC Energy Capital and Royal Bank of Canada.