Jonathan Ayre represents clients across the energy spectrum including oil and gas, renewable power, and chemical industry companies and their investors in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project development, financing and restructuring transactions.
Jonathan has significant experience representing companies driving the energy transition, including representing project developers in connection with solar module purchase agreements, transformer purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, and operation and maintenance agreements. Jonathan's recent experience in oil and gas matters includes first-of-a-kind, innovative transactions representing note purchasers on securitizations of operated and non-operated oil and gas wellbore working interests.
Chambers USA has reported, "He knows the industry very well and takes a commercial approach to help resolve differences with the counterparty. He has a good bedside manner and cooperates well with others,” and ”He's very resourceful and he approaches the oil and gas and corporate sector with a true business sense." Jonathan also was recognized in 2020 by Law 360 as an Energy Rising Star.
Jonathan serves as Orrick's Recruiting Liaison to The University of Texas School of Law and in that role leads Orrick's Energy and Infrastructure Law 1L Fellowship Program. He is actively involved as an Advisory Board member of the Institute for Energy Law, co-chairing the Transactional Module of the 2021 Institute for Energy Law's 72nd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference and the 2019 and 2020 Institute for Energy Law Young Energy Professional's Conferences. He also is an officer on the organization's Transactions and Compliance Committee.
Jonathan is an active supporter of the Houston Symphony, serving on the Houston Symphony Society's Board of Trustees and serving with his wife Ann Ayre as the chairs of the 2021 Houston Symphony's Wine Dinner and Collector's Auction.