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Chambers and Partners USA 2011
According to the 2011 year-end Chambers and Partners USA guide, Bracewell “is practical – it understands and values business solutions to problems.”
Bracewell & Giuliani's acclaimed energy group has vast experience in oil and gas and power work. On the oil and gas side, it has developed excellent transactional expertise, working with upstream, midstream and downstream clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and tax structuring, and capital markets and securities matters. In Washington, D.C., the regulatory team undertakes FERC litigation and transactional support for pipeline, shipping and gas storage developer clients. On the power side, the regulatory team counsels utilities and merchant generators on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and enforcement, market design and power trading regulatory issues.
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Bracewell's Energy Practice
Bracewell & Giuliani represents domestic and international energy industry clients in matters related to operations, finance, restructuring, governmental regulation, tax, environment, governance, litigation and strategic communications. We counsel developers, operators and suppliers in the deregulated United States electric energy industry, many of which have a growing focus on renewable energy. We also represent clients engaged in upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas business transactions across the U.S., Europe, the North and Caspian Sea Regions, and Latin America.
Our clients include many of the best known publicly traded companies in the industry, as well as mid-size and smaller privately owned businesses. These businesses include companies involved in onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline companies, refiners and service companies, as well as electricity-generating companies and power marketers.
Bracewell has particular strength in the area of energy finance. We have relationships with a number of major financial institutions that focus on the energy industry. We are also known for our energy regulatory work, in sectors that range from gas and electric power to renewable energy to upstream oil and gas. Bracewell's regulatory attorneys have extensive experience in the development of gas pipeline, power generation and transmission, and petroleum-refining infrastructure projects.
Our energy practice draws upon the firm’s full global resources in all areas of business law. We assist clients in:
- negotiation of exploration and development agreements
- acquisition and sale of oil, gas and electricity assets
- construction and installation of pipelines, refineries, hydrocarbon-processing facilities and electric-generating facilities
- marketing and distribution of oil, gas, electricity and derivative products
- preparation of financing arrangements, from traditional debt and equity to asset-based structures secured by production payments, synthetic leases and forward-sales contracts.
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