Kfir Abutbul is a partner in the Corporate department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Houston office.
He has a diverse practice that focuses on advising financial and private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and management teams. For these clients, Mr. Abutbul focuses his practice on assisting clients reach successful completion of key corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and equity and preferred investments. His industry practice focus is on energy and power, renewables, chemicals, manufacturing, and related industrial services, but he has advised clients on transactions involving a variety of other industries.
Mr. Abutbul has been extensively involved in the firm’s impact investing initiatives and assisted clients in the execution of multiple impact investing transactions, bringing the energy and power industry’s experience with sustainable development for renewable energy to other industries. Going beyond traditional transaction structures, Mr. Abutbul has further extensive experience in distressed situations, where he has represented debtors and investors of both debt and equity on recapitalization, disposition, and restructuring transactions, in and out of bankruptcy court.
Mr. Abutbul’s practice has significant reach in global markets, and he has assisted clients in transactions involving global assets and locations beyond the United States, including the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, Asia, West Africa, Mexico, and his native Israel. He is a fluent speaker of English and Hebrew.
Energy & Power
Paul Hastings Wins at Association for Corporate Growth Houston Deal of the Year Awards
May 18, 2020
PBF Energy Closes $530 Million Sale of Operating Hydrogen Plants
April 20, 2020
Lotte Chemical USA Sells Membership Interests in LACC to Eagle US for US$816.5 million
November 14, 2019
Private Equity Growth Continues at Paul Hastings with Hire of Transatlantic Team in London and Washington D.C.
July 17, 2019
Paul Hastings Global Derivatives Push Advances
May 02, 2019
Private Equity Push, Silicon Valley Surge Continue for Paul Hastings with Addition of PE Partner, Co-Chair of Israel Practice
March 05, 2019
Paul Hastings Continues Corporate Growth Hot Streak, Adding Top Tech M&A Team in Silicon Valley
February 22, 2019
Garsite and AFI Partners Acquire Aviation and Truck Equipment
February 15, 2019
Finance and Funds Expansion Continues at Paul Hastings with Partner Addition in Houston
November 05, 2018
Private Equity Investment in Power Infrastructure Looks Bright
February 11, 2019
Recognized by The Legal 500 USA
Kfir Abutbul was recognized by The Legal 500 USA for his work on mergers and acquisitions deals larger than $1 billion.
November 05, 2018