Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has named Ravi Purohit as a partner in the law firm’s energy and infrastructure practice. Most recently, Purohit was a managing director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and prior to that, a managing director at Alinda Capital Partners. Purohit will be based in Houston.
Houston/New York—March 24, 2020—Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP today announced that Ravi Purohit has joined the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice as a Partner in Houston.
Ravi focuses on the energy and infrastructure sector, advising strategic and institutional investor clients on mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and joint ventures, as well as other general corporate and financing matters. He was most recently a Managing Director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and, prior to that, was a Managing Director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ravi to Simpson Thacher,” said Bill Dougherty, Chairman of Simpson Thacher’s Executive Committee. “His unique background in evaluating, advising and executing a variety of energy and infrastructure transactions, both as a lawyer and an investor, makes him ideally suited to advise the Firm’s clients with interests in the sector.”
David Lieberman, who leads Simpson Thacher’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice, added, “Ravi’s track record as a skilled dealmaker, working on high-profile mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, makes him the perfect addition to our robust team.”
“Ravi’s dynamic experience across the energy and infrastructure space makes him a valuable asset to our clients and further bolsters our on-the-ground capabilities in Houston,” noted Robert Rabalais, who heads the Firm’s Houston office.
“I am thrilled to be joining the stellar team at Simpson Thacher,” said Ravi. “The Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice and global platform are very highly regarded and recognized as leaders in providing commercial solutions to critical legal issues. I have enjoyed working alongside many of the Firm’s partners on infrastructure transactions for more than a decade and am delighted to have the opportunity to advise Simpson Thacher’s clients on their most complex matters.”
Ravi received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a B.A. from Emory University, with honors, in 2000 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ravi currently serves on the Board of Visitors for Columbia Law School and the Board of Directors of South Asian Youth Action, a non-profit youth development organization.
Simpson Thacher’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice advises many of the industry’s leading players, ranging from infrastructure and energy companies to financial sponsors, banks and investors active in the sector, on a broad spectrum of transactions around the world.
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