Serge Agbre

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2014, Articles Editor, William & Mary Law Review

B.A., Cornell University, 2009

Admissions

Washington, D.C.

New York

New Jersey

Languages

French

Profile

Serge Agbre is an energy lawyer focusing on commodities trading, transactions, and regulation primarily in the power and renewables and oil and natural gas sectors, advising electric, natural gas, metals, other commercial end-users, hedge providers, introducing brokers, commodity trading advisors, other commodity derivative contract intermediaries and related market participants in a variety of enforcement, M&A, project financing, and regulatory matters involving CFTC and FERC regulation. His practice includes negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts for energy transactions involving standardized master agreements and customized bilateral agreements.

Serge’s transactional experience includes drafting key documents to assist in the development and financing of renewable and low-carbon emission energy projects involving, solar, wind, renewable natural gas and hydrogen projects, among others, pursuant to federal and local jurisdictional statutory law and related regulations. He also has experience with several M&A due diligence efforts including due diligence review for financing by lenders or acquisition for equity fund investors of LNG projects, solar power projects, anaerobic digester projects, and gas-fired power generation.

He additionally has experience advising electric, natural gas, and other energy industry participants in a variety of matters before FERC and CFTC, as well as in related judicial appeals. His representations include enforcement matters, rate proceedings, certificate proceedings, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) matters connected to gas infrastructure projects, as well as reliability standard and enforcement matters.

His skills include drafting and revising complex compliance documents, liaising with regulatory staff on compliance matters, preparing commodity exchange registration applications, managing and overseeing enforcement litigation dockets, and negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts for energy transactions involving standardized master agreements and customized OTC bilateral agreements.

Serge has coauthored more than 40 publications concerning various developments in the energy industry, including pipeline infrastructure and LNG projects, electric power and renewables, and FERC enforcement trends. He has also co-hosted several webinars on these topics. Serge also helped prepare a paper on the development of hydrogen as a clean-fuel for the US economy, which was delivered to the International Energy Credit Association (IECA) as the centerpiece of the IECA’s hydrogen-energy initiative. 

Professional Recognition

  • Rising Star, Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2019-2020)
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Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Energy Bar Association

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