Anil Tanyildiz

Associate, Houston



Anıl Tanyıldız is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in Houston. He spent 18 months on secondment at our London office.

Anıl's practice consists of a wide range of both domestic and international corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and corporate governance. He has experience representing both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including oil and gas and other natural resources, solar energy, healthcare and technology.

Anıl has practiced law in three different countries and is trained in both common and civil law jurisdictions. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars about mergers and acquisitions, energy industry, international law, and legal education and profession.

Anıl graduated first in the common law class from Loyola Law School's Juris Doctor and LLM programs, and he was a member of the Loyola Law Review, where his case note was published.

Bars and Courts
Istanbul Bar Association
Juris Doctor
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

magna cum laude

Master of Laws
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

summa cum laude

Master of Laws
Yeditepe University Faculty of Law

honors (Thesis: Public Policy in Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Turkey Under the Judgments of the Court of Appeals)

Bachelor of Laws
Yeditepe University Faculty of Law


Recent transactions include the representation of:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) on the development of STRATOS, the world's largest Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility. Occidental has formed a joint venture with BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, in connection with the STRATOS project with BlackRock investing US$550 million into the joint venture.
  • Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemical companies, in its entry into an Equity Purchase Agreement with US-based automotive services provider Valvoline Inc. to acquire Valvoline's Global Products Business for US$2.65 billion, subject to certain customary adjustments as set forth in the Equity Purchase Agreement.
  • Shareholders of IHS Holding Limited, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure, in connection with the largest ever initial public offering of an African company on the New York Stock Exchange, raising US$378 million for a total valuation of US$7 billion.
  • Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV), one of the nation's leading healthcare companies, in its acquisition of BioPlus, a comprehensive specialty pharmacy providing a complete range of specialty pharmacy services for patients living with complex and chronic conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, autoimmune diseases, and rheumatology and subsidiary of CarepathRx, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm in the healthcare, industrials, and services spaces.
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), an integrated power company involved in energy generation and retail electricity, in its sale of various assets, including sale and lease-back of the land underlying Astoria Generating Station, to Beacon Wind Land LLC, a joint venture formed by Equinor and BP.
  • Tufin Software Technologies Ltd., an Israeli security policy management company, in its take-private sale to Turn/River Capital for approximately US$570 million in cash.
  • Ara Partners, a leading private equity firm that specializes in industrial decarbonization investments, in its acquisition of Genera Energy Inc., a manufacturer of non-wood agricultural pulp and molded fiber products.
  • Dominus Capital in its investment in Uptime Institute Holdings, LLC, a global digital infrastructure authority that provides assessment, certification, and consulting services for owners, operators, and users of digital infrastructure, and also provides education, accreditation, and membership network services for data center professionals and organizations.
  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition with co-investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), of a majority stake in the international agencies of BlueFocus Intelligent Communications Group Co., Ltd., a leading publicly traded Chinese marketing services conglomerate.
  • Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCY), a SPAC, in its US$2.642 billion business combination with HMAN Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Hillman Group, Inc., a leading distributor of hardware and home improvement products, personal protective equipment and robotic kiosk technologies, from CCMP Capital Advisors, LP.
  • FS Development Corp. (NASDAQ: FSDC), a SPAC, in its US$216 million business combination with Gemini Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage precision medicine company developing treatments for genetically defined age-related macular degeneration.
  • Harvest Partners VIII, L.P., a private equity fund raised by Harvest Partners, L.P., in its acquisition of Wildebeest Topco, LLC and its subsidiaries that own businesses that provide certain online services to government agencies. The acquisition values the target Company and its subsidiaries at approximately $1.425 billion.
  • Energean Oil & Gas plc, a FTSE 250 London listed company, in its acquisition of the upstream oil & gas business of Edison S.p.A. for US$750 million, with additional contingent consideration of US$100 million payable following first gas from the Cassiopea development (expected 2022), offshore Italy.
  • Energean PLC, a FTSE 250 independent oil & gas producer focused on the Eastern Mediterranean, in its up to US$405 million acquisition of 30% of Energean Israel Limited from Kerogen Capital.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation in its US$2.685 billion sale of International-Matex Tank Terminals, a bulk liquid terminals business, to Riverstone Holdings LLC.
  • Motiva Enterprises in connection with its acquisition of Flint Hills Resources' chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, in its US$550 million minority investment in Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude operator in the Permian Basin, from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.
  • WaterBridge, a portfolio company of Five Point Energy and provider of water management solutions to the E&P industry, in its issuance of US$345 million of equity capital through the issuance of US$195 million of common equity to Five Point Energy, GIC and management and issuance of US$150 million of perpetual preferred equity to a subsidiary of Magnetar Capital.
  • Jefferies in its role as financial advisor to the Board of Directors of SemGroup Corporation, in Energy Transfer LP's approximately US$5 billion acquisition of SemGroup Corporation.
  • Triten Energy Partners, LLC, an energy and oil company in Houston specializing in downstream infrastructure projects, in securing a US$150 million equity commitment from Tailwater Capital LLC, an energy-focused private equity firm based in Dallas.
  • Noble Energy in a major LNG sale and purchase agreement. The LNG to be sold by Noble to Gunvor Singapore Pte will be sourced from gas produced at the Alen Gas Field in Equatorial Guinea and is the first-ever LNG to be sold through a "back-fill" or tolling of gas through an existing LNG plant.
  • Noble Energy on the implementation of the Alen gas monetization project in Equatorial Guinea including upstream development, access to natural gas processing and liquefaction services and LNG sales.
Speaking Engagements

"Amerika'da Hukuk ve Avukatlık" (Legal Education and Practice in U.S.), Baskent University Faculty of Law, February 2023.

"Energy Transactions in U.S.", Bilkent University Faculty of Law, December 2022.

"Private Equity in U.S. and U.K.", Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, December 2022.

"Mergers & Acquisitions in U.S.", Bilkent University Faculty of Law, March 2022.

"Legal Education and Practice in U.S.", Marmara University Faculty of Law, December 2021.

"Mergers & Acquisitions in U.S.", The European Law Students' Association, November 2021.

"Amerika'da Hukuk ve Avukatlık" (Law and Legal Practice in U.S.), Bilkent University Faculty of Law, October 2021.

"Amerika'da Avukatlık ve Hukuk Eğitimi" (Practicing Law and Legal Education in U.S.), Istanbul Kultur University Faculty of Law, April 2021.

"Legal Due Diligence Review in M&A Transactions in U.S.", Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, March 2021.

"Amerika'da Hukuk Eğitimi ve Avukatlık" (Legal Education and Practicing Law in U.S.), Bilkent University Faculty of Law, February 2021.

"ABD'de Hukuk Eğitimi ve Avukatlık" (Legal Education and Practice in U.S.), LawTudent Legal Platform, December 2020.

"Amerikan Hukukunda Birleşmeler ve Devralmalar" (M&A Transactions in U.S.), Bilkent University Faculty of Law, November 2020.

"Amerika'da Avukatlık ve Hukuk Eğitimi" (Practicing Law and Legal Education in U.S.), Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, May 2020.


Kindred Erroneously Extended Scope of the Federal Arbitration Act to Govern Tort Claims, 64 Loy. L. Rev. 483 (2018).

The Turkish Court of Cassation's Infamous Decisions on Public Policy in Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards; Published in Turkish Law Blog Oct. 22, 2018.

Milletlerarası Tebligat (Serving Court Documents Internationally); Published in Istanbul Bar Review May-June, 2014/3 p. 72-75.

Yargıtay Kararları Işığında Yabancı Hakem Kararlarının Türkiye'de Tenfizinde Kamu Düzeni (Public Policy in Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Turkey Under the Judgments of the Court of Cassation).

Awards and Recognition

Professor William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar

Member of the Loyola Law Review