"Some of the prize names in the energy world, with an immensely talented core group of partners in Houston acting at the forefront of the projects sector."
- Chambers USA
The energy sector is evolving with unprecedented speed. New opportunities abound, along with challenges ranging from increased regulation and aging infrastructure to climate change and environmental concerns.
Pillsbury has advised on precedent-setting energy industry deals and projects in 75 countries worldwide, offering clients a combination of geographic reach, legal and regulatory depth, and energy-sector-specific experience that is unmatched among the world's leading law firms.
An Energy Industry Powerhouse
Pillsbury's strategic mergers and acquisitions have brought together top Energy teams, creating one of the legal industry's largest and most preeminent practices. We have led large-scale energy projects and their financings in every major world market, providing the big-picture and small-detail experience that we bring to every client engagement.
We are one of the few law firms serving the industry across all fuel lines, from petroleum and natural gas to nuclear and renewables. As a result, we offer our energy clients deep industry experience in oil and gas, LNG, and all forms of power—whether generated from gas, hydro, coal, nuclear or renewable sources.
The Leading Edge for Cross-Border Work
Our closely integrated team covers the world's energy and finance capitals and is backed by an extensive network of host-country law firm contacts, enabling us to provide flexible and efficient legal counsel wherever—and whenever—you need it. More than half of our work is international, including assistance to inbound clients on U.S. regulatory requirements as well as projects encompassing operations or investments in Canada, various Gulf States, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia and other locations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
Awards and Rankings
- Tier 1 of leading nuclear law firms (Chambers Global)
- Ranked as a leading practice in "Energy: Renewables & Alternative Energy" and "Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy" (Chambers Global)
- Nationally ranked in oil and gas (Chambers USA)
- Top-three finalist, "UK Infrastructure/Energy Team of the Year" (The Lawyer)
- More than a dozen Deal of the Year awards from leading publications for projects in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia
- Recipient of three Chevron Law Firm Diversity Recognition Awards
- Capital Markets
- Clean Technology
- Climate Change
- Energy Project Development and Finance
- Liquefied Natural Gas
- Mergers And Acquisitions
- Nuclear Energy
- Oil and Gas
- Power Generation and Transmission
- Public Policy
- Renewable and Alternative Energy
Babcock & Wilcox
Advise on client's plans to design, license and deploy its 125 MW "mPower" nuclear reactor for commercial use, including alliance with Bechtel Power Corporation, known as Generation mPower, to create factory-made units for sale to utilities and other power generators.
BP Alternative Energy
Advised on the first utility-scale solar project in New York State, involving a 32 MW AC photovoltaic solar panel project at Brookhaven National Laboratories in Long Island, with power to be sold to the Long Island Power Authority; project value approximately $200 million.
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Advised on world's largest nuclear deal, launching the United Arab Emirate's nuclear power industry, including a $20 billion contract to construct four 1,400 MW nuclear plants.
Advised in the $3.8 billion financing of a gas pipeline and LNG liquefaction terminal in Peru; lenders included The World Bank (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank and several export credit agencies.
Advised on $14.7 billion in issuances in 2009 and 2010; at the forefront of specialized energy finance.
NextEra Energy Resources
Advised the leading North American developer and operator of wind farms in connection with a construction and turbine loan, as well as a contemporaneous agreement to purchase the Facility upon completion.
Advised the global LNG supplier and its affiliates in connection with LNG transactions, acquisitions and consortium structuring, including the Golden Pass LNG Terminal and major LNG sale and purchase agreements.
For energy storage client with an innovative zinc-air battery technology, secured $5 million in development funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and advised regarding site selection in the U.S., including private sector finance and federal government funding opportunities.
South Hook Gas Company Ltd.
Represent client with the structuring, drafting and negotiation of long-term terminal services agreements in context of client's contracting the full capacity of the South Hook LNG Terminal in West Wales, UK and ultimate importation of a significant portion of the UK's natural gas requirements.
Counsel to client for the sale of a portfolio of minority interests in five U.S. electric generating plants representing more than 4,700 MW of electric power in Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
Our Clients Say It Best
" 'A diamond of a practice' ... impresses with a wide range of experience and up-to-date knowledge of the issues."
"Combines a first-class nuclear energy practice with outstanding LNG, renewables, and oil and gas practices."
"One of the leaders in energy work. They focus on responding to the specific questions that I ask them. They also have a good sense of the market."
"Draws on top-quality regulatory, contracts and M&A expertise in the New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco offices, in addition to the firm's international network."
Source: Chambers USA and Chambers Global