The energy and natural resources industry is ever-changing and shifts in any segment of the industry or in any geographic market, sends ripples throughout other segments, markets, and industries. This pivotal, dynamic and complicated industry is often seen as the primary influence on world markets and global economic growth.
We have more than 150 lawyers dedicated to providing the top level of legal expertise, based on decades of our experience, to our clients who explore, develop, produce, market, transport and process energy and natural resources.
Why Choose Us
Our energy and natural resources practice has long been recognized for our comprehensive and innovative approach to the energy industry. We build our legal teams on a multi-disciplinary basis to cover all the areas required to provide comprehensive and in-depth service to our energy and natural resource clients and their projects. We have provided counsel on many large scale energy initiatives over the last several decades, including the development of intercontinental pipelines, of ground-breaking LNG facilities and of state of the art renewable energy projects throughout the world. Our in-depth experience allows us to understand our clients’ challenges and to help them respond quickly, effectively and to keep the project on track.
We are located where our clients are doing business. Our lawyers practice in the major energy and natural resource markets in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. We provide our clients with legal and policy counsel regarding the local laws and regulations, as well as, offering a global perspective on the issues relevant to their particular geographic market and industry segment.
Electric Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Our energy team advises clients on the siting, construction contracting, and financing of electricity generation and transmission facilities, as well as in utility rate and certificate regulation and restructuring. We also counsel on transmission access, integration, and cost and revenue sharing.
We have extensive experience with the development of LNG facilities all over the world as well as in relation to the import and export of LNG, short- and long-term LNG sales contracts, terminal use agreements, ship charters, and regulatory approvals.
We have been advising clients in every aspect of the global mining and metals sector for more than 100 years. We have advised on significant transactions across a number of commodities including iron ore, gold, coal, graphite, precious and semi-precious metals, well as counselled in relation to complex environmental, tax, and regulatory issues.
We advise clients on the development, financing, siting, and construction of nuclear power projects. We have handled matters relating to cleanup issues, consortia formation and bidding for government-led nuclear decommissioning procurement programs. We are one of the few firms with expertise in incident response and crisis management in the nuclear sector.
Oil and Gas
In the oil and gas industry, we assist landowners, working interest parties and parties under concessions and production sharing agreements with issues such as development and marketing plans, royalties, farmouts and assignments, long-term sales and supply agreements and shipping. We are experienced in negotiating and drafting joint operating agreements, AMI agreements, leases, concessions and production sharing agreements and long-term supply and transportation agreements. We are also experienced in handling major pipeline rate filings, applications for certificates to construct and operate facilities, and industry-wide rulemaking proceedings.
We have one of the leading practices in the U.S. and Latin America in the development and financing of large scale solar power generation facilities. We also have an outstanding track record of advising on all aspects of onshore and offshore wind farm projects power generation facilities fueled by other renewable resources such as geothermal energy, landfill gas, wood-waste, agricultural waste, waste oil and peat-fueled facilities, as well as non-power generation renewable facilities such as biofuels plants. Our experience includes preparing and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other offtake agreements, feedstock supply contracts, joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and financing.