Robert A. Welp

"He finds mutually agreeable solutions to work through key impasses in negotiations." 

Chambers USA, 2019

Consistently recognized by Chambers USA for his outstanding work in merger and acquisition transactions, Robert Welp serves leading private equity firms and private companies in their transactions in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Robert is a highly qualified member of the Private Equity practice at Hogan Lovells, and focuses primarily on private equity-sponsored companies and private equity funds and their investments in energy, health services, government services, consumer goods, and other regulated fields. Robert consistently advises funds and companies regarding their acquisition and growth strategies. He also has deep experience in restructuring, recapitalization, and reorganization transactions throughout significant market inflections.

Awards and recognitions


Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Chambers USA


Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Legal 500 US


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1992

B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1989

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia


Representative experience

Represented private equity client in investment and acquisition of one of the largest privately held independent oil producers in Colombia.

Represented global renewable energy provider in the acquisition of solar projects in the U.S., France, and Italy.

Represented leading healthcare technology firm in acquisition of consulting business.

Represented global developer and distributor of machine components in acquisitions in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Represented private equity fund in acquisition of dental management company.

Represented leading global manufacturer of coolers in acquisition of market leader in food and beverage storage.

Represented industry leader in commercial animal nutrition business in acquisition of leading Canadian business.

Represented private equity fund in acquiring and disposing of the largest power transmission tower producer operating in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil.

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