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Most innovative US law firms: Energy law 2012

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InnovationEnergy company Kinder Morgan's $38bn acquisition of El Paso Corporation
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact7
Total21
DescriptionThe deal created the fourth largest energy company in the US. The firm structured it so that the client took on all the antitrust risk and agreed a financing without a "reverse break free", while also divesting part of its business to finance the deal.