Robert Thibault is counsel in the Energy Practice Group in the Denver office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. He represents clients in energy law and commercial litigation matters, including domestic and international oil and gas transactions, as well as oil and gas and administrative agency litigation.
Licensed in Texas and Colorado and with an active practice in Texas, the federal offshore and in the Rocky Mountain Region, Bob represents the full range of energy companies involved in highly technical energy disputes, emphasizing the use of engineering and scientific experts in combination with the relevant administrative and regulatory environment. He has litigated, as well as advised on a wide range of matters involving royalty payments, gas sales and purchases contracts, lease operations and termination, and gas processing plants and storage facilities.
Bob also represents clients in negotiating and drafting the full range of acquisition and operational documents for domestic and international oil and gas transactions. He has directly managed the acquisition and sale of participating equity interests in international concessions, including final government approvals and appurtenant legislation, located in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, the Middle East (Jordan), Eastern Europe (Hungary) and Australia.
Previously, Bob served as Senior Attorney in the Legal Department of Texaco Inc., representing the company in complex litigation in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation and providing advice on transactional matters. He represented the company before federal and state courts of all levels and before administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly the Minerals Management Service of the Department of Interior, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Texas Railroad Commission. Bob also managed a multi-regional litigation team responsible for handling suits and arbitrations in all states outside of the Gulf and West Coasts.
Professional and Community Activities
- Texas Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Law, 2013-2017