Sidley Austin LLP has added Kevin P. Lewis to the firm’s Houston office. Lewis will be a co-leader of the firm’s Corporate Governance practice for the Southwest region, the leader of the firm’s Aviation and Airlines practice, and a member of the firm’s global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice.
At his prior firm, Lewis was a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital Markets group and led its Corporate Governance and Compliance group, as well as its Airlines and Aviation practice. Lewis is a corporate lawyer with a multifaceted practice built around corporate governance, M&A, capital markets and restructuring work for clients, including energy and infrastructure companies, major airlines, investment banks, and private equity funds, among others.
Lewis regularly represents oil and gas exploration and production companies, oilfield service companies, major airlines, investment banks, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies. He has experience handling complex M&A transactions, structured financings, and capital markets financings, including initial public offerings and 144A offerings of securities.
Lewis also advises public company boards of directors and various corporate committees, including special committees and committees of independent directors in connection with compliance and governance matters. Additionally, he has advised several commercial airlines in joint venture and alliance transactions and all aspects of the regional airline segment, including spinoffs, mergers, mainline service agreements, and dispute resolution.