Shearman And Sterling

News February 08, 2021

Shearman & Sterling Welcomes Private Equity Counsel Gabriel Salinas

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling is pleased to announce that Gabriel Salinas is joining the firm as counsel in the firm’s Private Equity practice and Latin America Affinity Group, based in Houston.

Gabriel has an extensive background advising on cross-border private equity deals and a strong reputation within the renewable and conventional energy and infrastructure industries, particularly for cross-border M&A and infrastructure projects.

Commenting on Gabriel’s arrival at the firm, partner Sarah McLean, who leads Shearman & Sterling’s Private Equity group, said: “Gabriel possesses thorough experience working with sponsors in all facets of private equity transactions within the energy and infrastructure spaces. His addition will help expand our private equity-related offerings and bolster our already high-calibre service to clients.”

“Gabriel has a solid record advising on M&A and joint ventures, project development and financing, fund formation and deployment, and other complex transactions in renewable and conventional power, infrastructure, midstream and other energy assets. His cross-border experience, especially in connection with Latin America, will allow us to further strengthen our deep relationships in the region,” added partner Alexandro Padrés, of Shearman & Sterling’s Latin America Affinity Group and Project Development & Finance practice.   

Gabriel added: "I am thrilled to join Shearman & Sterling’s Private Equity practice and Latin America Affinity Group. I believe that I can leverage my legal and commercial expertise, strong industry reputation and team-oriented approach to make an immediate positive impact at the firm.” 

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Avant Energy, a Riverstone Holdings portfolio company, developing renewable and conventional power, infrastructure and midstream projects.

Gabriel earned his LL.M. in 2008 from Harvard Law School. He also holds a J.D., summa cum laude, from Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey.