Experienced and commercial-minded lawyers with a deep understanding of the energy industry.
Locke Lord represents clients throughout the Americas, and in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia across the energy industry, at every link in the value chain. We are deeply involved with exploration and production; natural gas, oil and product gathering, processing, storage and pipeline transmission; refining; oilfield services; conventional and renewable power generation; energy commodity trading and marketing; infrastructure; and all parts in between.
We provide full-service capabilities in virtually every discipline and matter relevant to the industry, including:
Our infrastructure practice is related to, and works closely with, our energy practice. In addition to energy infrastructure projects, Locke Lord has deep experience in transportation projects, water-related projects and storage/terminaling projects.
Locke Lord has one of the premier energy transactional practices in the United States and represents a wide range of industry clients in M&A and project development activities. Our work also includes a broad array of commercial and operational agreements.
In addition, our lawyers are extremely active in private equity transactions and fund formation engagements. We frequently represent private equity clients with interests in the energy industry, including funds, management teams, buyers, sellers and lenders, in all aspects of buyouts, portfolio company operations and strategic initiatives and exit transactions.
Locke Lord’s energy regulatory team is composed of skilled practitioners with decades of experience in federal and state regulation of the energy industry, including natural gas, product and oil pipelines, electricity, power plant and transmission facilities, and other energy infrastructure assets. Our lawyers regularly represent energy clients before administrative and regulatory authorities, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, Public Utility Commission of Texas, Railroad Commission of Texas and public service commissions in New England.
Lawyers in our energy litigation group handle virtually every kind of energy-related dispute, both domestic and internationally. Our lawyers routinely handle investigations, contested administrative hearings, arbitrations, lawsuits, appeals and other conflicts involving:
Locke Lord serves some of the world’s leading financial institutions as well as a variety of regional and local banks and direct lenders, including private equity and hedge fund investors, in their many roles as arrangers of syndicated and club credits, lenders, issuers of letters of credit and investors. We also advise some of the industry’s major public and private borrowers and issuers, sponsors, many mid-size and smaller companies and businesses, and individuals. Our energy finance professionals have experience across the entire energy finance spectrum, including upstream, midstream, downstream, exploration and production, refining, storage, oilfield services, power, chemicals and renewables.
We are experienced with the full range of secured and unsecured financing arrangements, including: