Kfir Abutbul

Kfir Abutbul


Kfir is the firm's energy and infrastructure lead.

He advises clients throughout the product offering for private equity transactions, including complex equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and workouts, structured equity products (including participating and non-participating preferred equity, convertible securities, holdco PIK investments and related complex products), leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He has particular expertise with the energy transition throughout its various verticals including power generation, batteries and storage, critical minerals and related infrastructure and chemical and other ancillary businesses to the energy transition and decarbonization.

In addition, Kfir represents clients in a variety of sectors requiring deep expertise with private equity sponsors including mining, industrials, chemicals among others. He has advised global clients on transactions involving both U.S. and non-U.S. assets, including in Japan, Korea, Africa, Western Europe and the Middle East.

In 2022, he was selected to the prestigious Energy Editorial Board by Law360, and has been a recognized practitioner in Legal 500 for private equity and energy transition.



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted to the New York Bar and Texas Bar

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.