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Energy and natural resources

We handle business-critical issues for leading ENR players.

Our energy and natural resources (ENR) team advises the full range of players in the sector, from leading multinational corporations to financial investors and sovereign wealth funds, export credit agencies and governmental/public sector bodies.

With more than 300 lawyers across the world, our integrated, multidisciplinary team’s coverage includes the oil and gas, mining and metals, and power and utilities, along with renewables (offshore/onshore wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy, geothermal energy, hydropower) and nuclear, industries as well as new technologies.

We combine in-depth industry knowledge with creative thinking to help our clients grow, strengthen and defend their businesses. We tailor our teams to the job at hand and support our clients wherever they do business.

Client successes

This is the largest energy sector transaction of all time, after Exxon’s merger with Mobil, and, at the time, it was the largest ever takeover of a UK plc.

The deal will be the single largest tranche of foreign direct investment in India. Essar Oil operates India’s second largest refinery and largest private sector oil retail network. The transaction will also include the Vadinar port and related infrastructure.

The sale is the largest and most complex transaction in the European energy sector in 2016. 

The transaction created a vertically integrated super-major, fundamentally changing the industry and cementing our reputation for handling the biggest, most complex deals in the market.

The portfolio includes onshore wind and solar assets located in the UK, Europe, Central and South America, and the United States, valued at over $2bn and substantial commitments for future projects.

The project includes the construction of a 200MW CCGT plant and LNG receiving, storage and regasification facilities. The newbuild power plant will be the first owned and operated by the private sector in Malta.