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Energy law and natural resources

Our energy lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in a wide range of oil, gas, LNG, electricity, nuclear and renewable and sustainable energy projects.

Key legal issues within energy law

The energy ‘trilemma’ of carbon emissions, energy cost and energy security are hot topics internationally as people become increasingly concerned by the need to ensure continuity of energy supply and the impacts of climate change and global warming.

It is a complicated area, where detailed knowledge of the relevant legal issues affecting the energy sector needs to be allied to an acute understanding of the commercial challenges.

How our energy lawyers can help

We have more than 80 energy lawyers across our international offices with an in-depth understanding of the energy industry, the agenda of the major players, and the regulatory and competitive framework in which they operate.

Energy generation and distributionEnergy generation and distribution
Our global energy generation and distribution practice covers clean energy, nuclear and thermal (gas and coal). We have experts in all areas of power generation and distribution and provide client driven commercial advice on clean energy and sustainability, nuclear and gas and coal.

Oil and gasOil and gas
Our oil and gas team is based globally, ensuring we have people available on the ground wherever our clients are operating. We provide advice on upstream exploration, development and production, shale gas, LNG projects, gas pipelines, refining, trading and distribution downstream, Public International Law, international dispute resolution, shipping and trade and international projects/project finance.

Mining and natural resourcesMining and natural resources
Our global team works on major mining transactions and projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. They are involved in the mining sector from the exploration stage through to the life of a project, including development, funding, operation and exit (by sale or IPO). With our in depth knowledge and experience of the industry, we are able to support our clients with advice on all relevant legal aspects.

Our global water team has an unrivalled level of experience of working within the water sector. Our team includes individuals who worked in-house within the sector and understand the way that the sector operates. We advise clients on a broad range of matters, including statutory and regulatory frameworks, competition, EU utilities procurement and environmental regulation and prosecutions.

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