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

We work with clients across 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 six continents.

Our practices and teams are recognized globally as leaders in their sector. Chambers & Partners 2019 rates our teams across 28 energy and infrastructure categories in markets worldwide, including the United States, Africa, France, Italy, Japan, Latin America and the UK. In addition, our lawyers have earned 54 individual rankings from Chambers 2019 across oil and gas, electric power, infrastructure and renewables in markets from Houston and California to London, Paris and Tokyo. Our Project Finance team has been named Group of the Year five times by Law360, including most recently in 2018, while our U.S. PPP practice, Renewables & Alternative Energy, and Power & Renewables: Transactional practice groups are rated Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers USA. Our U.S. Renewable Energy practice is Tier 1 in Legal 500, and Chambers USA named us the Law Firm of the Year for Power (including Renewables) in 2017 and selected us as a finalist for the same award in 2018. We are also listed as a National Tier 1 firm for Energy Law and Project Finance Law in U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms for 2019. Finally, Chambers USA ranked our Oil & Gas Transactional and Native American Law practice groups in 2019.

In Italy, we were named the 2019 Renewable Energy Law Firm of the Year by Legalcommunity. The Legal 500 EMEA rated our Italian team in Tier 1 for Industry Focus: Energy and two of our lawyers received Leading Individual and Next Generation Lawyer designations. In France, Chambers Europe 2019 rated us Band 2 for International Projects & Energy and recognized our French domestic practice in a newly formed category. The publication also named four of our partners as Leading Individuals and Band 1 lawyers. In Africa, Chambers Global 2019 recognized our Projects and Energy team, as well as two of our practitioners. Clients tell Chambers that they "can't speak highly enough of [our] lawyers" in Africa, and that we "know the African market very well." We are also ranked by the Legal 500 Latin America 2019 in Projects and Energy.

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

  • Financing of a US$3 billion portfolio of solar projects in the U.S., utilizing debt, sponsor equity and tax equity;
  • Redevelopment of the Hudson River underwater rail crossings and associated infrastructure for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, a planned US$24 billion upgrade;
  • Financing of a US$2.6 billion power project in Vietnam;
  • Refinancing of a €2.2 billion high-speed rail line in France, a key element in the European high-speed rail network and one of the largest (€7.8 billion) infrastructure projects in Europe;
  • Development and financing of two new gas generating facilities in the U.S., with a value of US$1.7 billion; and
  • 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.

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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