Orrick Adds Top Natural Gas Regulatory Team
Blake H. Winburne is based in the Houston office and is global co-head of Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure Group. He is a transactional lawyer focusing on the downstream and midstream energy sectors.
Blake is recognized both nationally and globally by Chambers (Chambers USA 2008-2016 and Chambers Global 2010-2016), which reports that he is "very strong in the industry and has a really good client following" and that clients describe him as "very pragmatic with good business judgment and a very effective negotiating style." Blake has also been named by Euromoney (2009-2016) as one of the “world’s leading project finance lawyers" and one of the "world’s leading energy and natural resources lawyers," and has been recognized by Legal Media Group (2013) as being in the top 100 practitioners in the clean tech and renewable energy field.
Blake advises clients on energy sector mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures, and on the development, structuring, and financing of large-scale energy projects, both in the United States and internationally. He regularly represents multinational energy companies, large private equity funds, project developers and sponsors, borrowers and debt issuers, investment banks, and other capital providers and investors in the energy industry.
Blake has significant experience in the electric power sector, including fossil fuel-fired, simple and combined cycle and cogeneration generating facilities; as well as wind, solar (central station and distributed), landfill gas, biomass and other renewable energy projects. He also has represented clients in transactions involving oil, natural-gas and refined-products pipelines, gathering and processing systems and storage facilities (tank farms and underground), exploration and production investment platforms and operations, electric power and natural gas transmission and local distribution systems, and alternative fuels production and marketing arrangements.
M&A and Dispositions
Project Development and Finance