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About Elena

Elena Rubinov advises domestic and international companies and private equity funds in business transactions across a broad range of industries, with a focus on the midstream and electric power and gas sectors. She represents clients in private and public mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business combinations. 

Elena also represents clients in debt and corporate restructurings in connection with equity recapitalizations, rights offerings and 363 sales and acquisitions. She is experienced in advising investors in connection with private and public equity and debt securities offerings and securities laws disclosure matters. Her practice also includes advising clients on corporate governance, securities reporting, national securities exchange rules and general corporate matters.                              


Recent Notable Matters

Affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. — strategic investment with Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP in forming a joint venture to invest in core infrastructure assets

Rockland Capital, LLC and its affiliate, Wolverine Power Holdings, LLC — sale of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power Limited Partnership to Osaka Gas Michigan Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas USA Corporation

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of a portfolio of six generating plants with a combined generation capacity of 972.5 MW from AES Ohio Generation, LLC

NRG Retail LLC — agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interests in XOOM Energy Global Holdings, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — sale of a portfolio of more than 1,000 MW of peaking generation units in the PJM Interconnection to Lincoln Power, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Carlyle Power Partners II, L.P.

Hydro One Limited — $5.3 billion acquisition of Avista Corporation in an all-cash transaction, establishing one of North America’s largest regulated electricity and natural gas businesses with more than $25.4 billion in combined assets

Great Plains Energy Incorporated — revised stock-for-stock merger of equals transaction with Westar Energy, Inc., creating a company with a combined equity value of approximately $14 billion, and with nearly 13,000 MW of generation capacity and more than 51,000 miles of distribution lines

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — 50/50 joint venture with Southern Company in connection with the ownership, operation and development of the Southern Natural Gas pipeline system having a total enterprise value of approximately $4.15 billion

Duke Energy Corporation — $2.8 billion sale of its Midwest merchant generation business to a subsidiary of Dynegy Inc., which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants with a total capacity of approximately 6,100 MW, as well as Duke’s competitive retail electric and gas business; Platts Global Energy Awards, 2015 Strategic Deal of the Year

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — joint venture with a private equity fund Altas Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of Capital Vision Services LP, a provider of management services to MyEyeDr optometry practices

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — acquisition, jointly through a joint venture with GE Energy Financial Services, of Southern Star Central, a 5,800 mile U.S. natural gas pipeline system, from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure

Global Infrastructure Partners — $2.675 billion acquisition of a 50 percent interest in a strategic joint venture with Hess Corporation that owns Hess’s former midstream crude oil and natural gas infrastructure assets in the Bakken Shale

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of Shelby County Energy Center, a 352 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Shelby County, Illinois from an affiliate of NRG Energy, Inc.

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of the Michigan Power Generating Facility, a 125 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in Ludington, Michigan from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of the 344 MW Rocky Road gas-fired facility and the 180 MW Tilton gas-fired facility in Illinois from affiliates of LS Power

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of three natural gas-fired generation facilities in Grand Tower, Elgin, and Gibson City, Illinois, with a combined capacity of 1,166 MW, from an affiliate of Ameren Corporation

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners LLC — acquisition of the Broad River Energy Center, an 847 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Gaffney, South Carolina from affiliates of Energy Capital Partners

NRG Energy, Inc. — sale of a majority interest in its subsidiary EVgo, a provider of electric vehicle charging stations, to Vision Ridge Partners, LLC

Big Bus Tours Ltd. — acquisition of Smart Destinations, Inc., an attraction pass company

Venoco, Inc. — creditor negotiations and Chapter 11 reorganization, which resulted in the elimination of almost $1 billion in debt. The bankruptcy proceeding was completed in four months and with the agreement of all creditor groups.



Hofstra University School of Law,
magna cum laude
Hofstra University,

Bar Admissions

New York


Kupona Foundation
Advisory Board member



New York Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Bracewell Attorneys

September 13, 2018
Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters



The Legal 500 United States
Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, 2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
Rising Star: M&A, 2019
Thomson Reuters
New York Metro Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2018
Hofstra University School of Law
The Hofstra Law Review
Associate Editor