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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 oil and gas, mining and metals, power and utilities, renewables (offshore/onshore wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy, geothermal energy, hydropower) and the nuclear industry, as well as new technologies.

Combining in-depth industry knowledge and creative thinking, we tailor our teams to the job at hand and support our clients wherever they do business.

Client successes

This is the second 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-listed company. 

Essar Oil operates India’s second largest refinery and largest private sector oil retail network. The transaction also includes the Vadinar port and related infrastructure.

The deal will be the single largest tranche of foreign direct investment in India. 

One of the largest investment treaty arbitrations in history, the case concerned the expropriation of three oil investments collectively worth tens of billions of dollars.

A favourable award on liability has been obtained.

The sale was 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 in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the US valued at over $2bn, along with substantial commitments for future projects.

The project includes the construction of a 200MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, and liquefied natural gas receiving, storage and regasification facilities. 

The power plant will be the first to be owned and operated by the private sector in Malta.