We have one of the world’s leading Energy practices, with 150 lawyers serving industry players across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

We work with clients in every part of the energy spectrum, including electric power, renewables, and oil and gas. Our clients range from the largest global sponsors and developers to banks and funds, new market entrants, and government entities on all four continents.

We are ranked Band 1 in the energy space for renewables and alternative energy by Chambers USA in 2017. We’re also ranked by the Legal 500 United States in 2017, and have been named Law360's “Project Finance Group of the Year” in 2016 and Legalcommunity’s “Energy Law Firm of the Year” in 2016.  Our energy partners are recognized 71 times across Chambers Global 2017, Chambers USA 2017, Chambers Europe 2017, Chambers Asia 2017 and Chambers UK 2017, and we are ranked across these publications in seven different jurisdictions.

We have provided counsel on many of the leading and most innovative deals in the market, including:

  • Development of the largest renewables project in the world, located in Africa
  • Financing of a $3 billion portfolio of solar projects in the U.S., utilizing debt, sponsor equity and tax equity
  • Financing of a $2.6 billion power project in Vietnam
  • Development and financing of two new gas generating facilities in the U.S., with a value of $1.7 billion
  • Acquisition of an interest in a trans-Adriatic gas pipeline bringing Caspian gas to Italy

Our partnership is structured as one team, ensuring we can work seamlessly across 25 markets worldwide. We use the full resources of our firm to help energy industry participants address opportunities and challenges – including market-leading capabilities in project finance, development, M&A, climate change, energy regulation, environmental compliance, FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, intellectual property protection, restructuring, insurance, litigation, and arbitration. And, with our strategic focus on the energy industry, our teams come to the table with thorough knowledge of market practices.

Client Results





They have really good relationships in Africa, which gives them particular insight into how to get things done and how to get deals across the line.
Chambers, 2016
Those Orrick people jump through hoops for us and their advice is top-notch.
Chambers, 2017