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Clifford Chance

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The global energy and resources group at Clifford Chance is a multi-disciplinary team of highly-experienced lawyers who provide innovative legal advice, with expertise in Capital Markets, Corporate, Construction, Environment, Litigation, PFI/PPP, Project Finance, Restructuring, Real Estate and Tax.

Our broad international network which covers Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, specialises in the particular requirements of the global energy and resources sector, specifically within the oil and gas, power, renewables, nuclear and mining and metals sectors. We are committed to helping clients keep pace with market and regulatory developments, as well as enabling entry into new markets, managing risk and strengthening your business by providing top tier legal advice combined with industry knowledge and an acute awareness of your commercial drivers.


Our global experience extends across the full breadth of the renewable energy sector, including in relation to onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, hydro power, CHP, carbon abatement, waste/recycling management, green certificates and emissions trading.

Hydrogen, Carbon Capture and Battery Storage

We have experience advising on regulatory, project development and financing issues relating to battery storage, carbon capture and storage and clean hydrogen projects. Our global clean hydrogen group comprises Clifford Chance lawyers from across all our practice areas and has already won a number of key mandates acting for clients ranging from utilities to corporates and their lenders. To read more about key issues and developments in relation to these rapidly developing technologies, please visit our thought leadership page here.


We provide top-tier legal expertise in the power sector, including conventional power, nuclear and energy networks, for global and domestic clients around the world. We have a formidable reputation of successfully advising on all aspects of major cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, asset exchanges, privatisations, trading and marketing, disputes, regulation and market reform, competition/antitrust issues, environmental issues, public procurement matters, as well as project development (including construction aspects) and project finance within the power sector.

Oil & gas

We advise on the complex legal, financial and commercial issues associated with upstream, midstream and downstream developments worldwide, and have a group of acknowledged legal experts in the oil and gas industry, offering depth of resource, local expertise and commitment to the key oil and gas players across the globe.

Mining & metals

Our global Mining & Metals group comprises lawyers from across our international network of offices who advise a broad range of companies in the mining and metals sector including major mining companies, junior mining companies, development banks, international financial institutions, commercial banks, ECA's, contractors and governments across the full range of issues that apply to the sector.


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