Energy, Power and Natural Resources

Energy drives all other industries. Its fundamental importance requires skilled lawyers with industry experience that extends well beyond the boardroom and the courtroom. We have spent our entire careers working in every aspect of the energy sector. With offices in major energy capitals around the world, we really know our business—and yours.

Clients call on us for their most critical matters, including sophisticated financings, high-stakes transactions and complex regulatory issues. They trust our litigators to handle disputes and arbitrations specific to the energy industry, in both state and federal courts and before international bodies. We structure transactions to maximize the value to our clients given the highly regulated markets in which they participate. With offices in major U.S. financial centers in New York, Houston, London, Shanghai and Mexico City, we are well-positioned to help our clients provide and access capital in markets around the world.

We have represented power suppliers, marketers and load-serving entities in the development of, and refinements to, the power markets. We were pioneers in providing legal services to the renewable energy industry, starting early with a practice that included wind, landfill gas, solar and storage. We have decades of experience representing renewable developers, companies acquiring renewable generation, qualified scheduling entities, off-takers and marketers. Our group also has deep roots in the U.S. oil and gas industry, as well as with major international oil companies power companies. Our experience includes upstream, midstream and downstream, and LNG including transportation, liquefaction and regasification.

Clients appreciate the creativity and practicality we bring to their legal and business challenges. Chambers USA (Chambers and Partners) notes that we “understand the commercial realities of the industry.” Our insights come from our uncommon depth of experience. Many of our lawyers, professional landmen and senior energy market analysts have worked their entire careers in the industry in a variety of roles, including as oil and gas law professors, in-house and general counsel, petroleum engineers, geophysicists and energy bankers. We don’t just know energy law; we know the markets, the players and the industry.

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Energy and Electric Power
ERCOT Winter Storm Uri Repricing Decision from Third Court of Appeals
March 17, 2023

The Third Court of Appeals issued a ruling on March 17, 2023 in Luminant Energy Co. LLC v. Public Utility Commission of Texas, No. 03-21-00098-CV, that may require the resettlement of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (“ERCOT”) market for the majority of hours during Winter Storm Uri. A motion for rehearing en banc or petition to the Texas Supreme Court is expected, which will preven [...]