Businesses in the energy sector rely on McDermott for our ability to address the unique legal issues associated with operating in this highly specialized market. As a global team, we deliver coordinated counsel around the world, focusing on clients’ transactional and regulatory needs and leveraging our market knowledge to help them achieve business success.
Leading directories have repeatedly recognized our energy practice lawyers for the quality of our work. US News-Best Lawyers has ranked our US national practice and our Houston office as top providers in its Best Law Firms publication, while The Legal 500 USA has acknowledged our group’s transactional capabilities, The Legal 500 EMEA has praised our Italian energy group, and Chambers Global has ranked the firm for its projects and energy work in Africa.
Clients appreciate our broad, yet substantial market knowledge that comes from decades of experience in domestic markets, in cross-border representations and in coordinating work in foreign jurisdictions. We are highly active in the power, oil and gas, biofuels, renewable energy, agriculture, metals and derivatives markets. Within these areas, we represent a diverse collection of clients, ranging from financial institutions and private investors, to owners and operators of energy assets. We also counsel service providers, marketers, trade associations, and electronic exchanges and clearing organizations.
We excel at advising on M&A transactions and provide support in virtually all other related areas of law, including corporate, financing, tax structuring, real estate and environmental counsel. We are in step with macro trends and local issues alike. With lawyers located around the world—including Houston, New York, Washington, DC, Paris and London—we put that knowledge to use on projects throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Our lawyers have a broad range of experience; before entering private practice, many have spent significant time in government, including at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and have served on utility commissions and at private-sector entities such as commodity trading businesses. This combination of business, regulatory and legal knowledge allows us to provide proactive counsel to clients in the United States and abroad, helping them identify critical issues that can impact their operations and enabling them to save time and money.