Mayer Brown announced today that Gabriel Salinas has rejoined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice, where he will focus on M&A transactions and energy transition projects. He joins from Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he was part of the firm’s private equity group and co-head of the energy innovation group.
“Gabriel’s strong focus on energy transition projects, infrastructure, renewables and power industries complements our offerings,” said Alex Chequer, leader of the Global Energy group at Mayer Brown. “In addition to his broad energy work, Gabriel is a dual-licensed and bilingual lawyer. This background combined with his experience in energy transactions and projects in the Americas will help us meet increased client demand for hydrogen and carbon capture projects in the region.”
Gabriel has extensive experience in M&A, joint ventures, project development and financings in the power, renewables, infrastructure and energy transition sectors.
“Mayer Brown’s commitment to growing its global energy transition capabilities, and the opportunity to work again with some of the best energy lawyers in the world, were significant factors in my decision to rejoin the firm,” said Gabriel.
Prior to his latest role in private practice, Gabriel was the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Avant Energy, a midstream and renewables portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings.
Neil Wasserstrom, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Houston office, added, “Gabriel’s proven ability to lead major cross-border deals makes him a perfect addition as we continue to build out our energy capabilities to meet client demands in Houston and globally.”