Ayla Vilander

Managing Associate

Houston

Ayla is a Managing Associate in the Energy & Infrastructure group in Orrick's Houston office.

Ayla focuses her practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, project development, and general corporate matters for clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She represents clients in connection with the development, acquisition, and divestiture of wind and solar projects, the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas projects, the formation of joint ventures, and other corporate governance and legal due diligence matters.

  • Renewable Energy:

    • A global energy company in the sale of an interest in a 665 MW portfolio of utility scale wind and solar projects located in the continental United States, related sale-side legal due diligence, and the formation of a joint venture to own and operate the same.
    • A global energy company in the sale of an interest in a 2.3 GW portfolio of operating and development stage utility scale wind and solar projects located in the continental United States, related sale-side legal due diligence, and the formation of a joint venture to own and operate the same.
    • A company in connection with the acquisition of a 50% stake in two renewable energy projects in California.
    • A renewable energy company in connection with the acquisition of its first development-stage solar project in the United States.
    • A leading, international energy company in connection with the acquisition of assets for a portfolio of development-stage solar projects in the American Northeast.

    Oil and Gas:

    • An energy-focused private equity firm in connection with the sale of a natural gas transmission business serving Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
    • A private equity firm in connection with the sale of its natural gas transmission business.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in the $332 million acquisition of an interest in two natural gas storage facilities.
    • A private equity firm in its acquisition of an interest in a natural gas storage facility.
    • An international oil and gas company in an acquisition of Eagle Ford shale assets and related joint venture and development arrangements.
    • An international oil and gas company in a divestiture of deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico Assets.

    Infrastructure:

    • A water management, waste management and energy services company in the $1.25 billion divestiture of its U.S. district energy business.