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, M&A and Joint Ventures, Construction, Environmental and regulatory issues, 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, focuses on the particular requirements of the global energy transition currently underway as well as the conventional power, oil and gas 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. Whether it is in relation to greenfield developments, or M&A and refinancing of equity assets or portfolios, we excel in helping our clients identify and manage risks by providing top tier legal advice combined with industry knowledge and an acute awareness of your commercial drivers.
We advise clients on the full breadth of energy transition-related opportunities from a project financing and development, regulatory, M&A and JV and construction standpoint. The key pillars we are active in include:
- Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)
- Carbon trading and investment
- Clean hydrogen
- Energy infrastructure
- New nuclear
- Renewable energy
We provide exceptional legal expertise in the power sector, including thermal power, energy networks, for global and domestic clients around the world. We have a formidable reputation of successfully advising on all aspects of major acquisitions, joint ventures, asset exchanges, privatisations, trading and marketing, disputes, regulation and market reform, competition/antitrust issues, environmental issues and public procurement matters. Our project development (including construction) and project finance practice is outstanding for the global 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 clients in the mining and metals sector, including mining companies, lenders, private equity investors, contractors and governments, across the full range of issues that apply to the sector and its related infrastructure, ranging from negotiating complex concession and offtake agreements to greenfield project development, M&A and arbitrations.
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