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Managing Partner: Gregory M Bopp
Number of partners: 157
Number of lawyers: 327
Languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Bracewell LLP is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology sectors throughout the world. Its industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by clients and enables the firm’s lawyers to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

Main Areas of Practice:
Energy:
Bracewell is consistently at the forefront of developments across the energy value chain. We are unmatched our ability to provide a comprehensive offering for market players given the significant number of Bracewell lawyers who are focused in each aspects of this sector. In the oil and gas sector, we represents upstream exploration and development companies; oilfield service businesses; pipeline, storage and terminals companies; refining and chemicals companies; commercial banks, trading houses, investors and private equity investors involved in oil and gas; and investment banks, other intermediaries and strategic advisors to oil and gas companies and investors.

The power team represents utilities, independent power producers, retail electric businesses, commodity trading houses and investors in a wide range of transactions and regulatory and compliance matters relating to conventional and renewable power sources and transmission.

Bracewell has been at the forefront of developments and innovations related to renewable energy and sustainability. Solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and hydrogen development — all are vital parts of the energy transition. These renewable sources — combined with carbon capture, energy storage, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices — involve complex legal, financial, and regulatory issues that we are well-positioned to address due to our depth and vast experience.

We have developed targeted practices — such as regulatory, environment, tax, intellectual property and strategic communications — to serve our energy clients. Our industry focus enables it to maintain cutting- edge experience and in-depth knowledge of the commercial, legal and regulatory challenges faced by its clients, so that it can provide the most effective legal solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

We Know Energy®.

Infrastructure:
Bracewell has one of the largest and most experienced infrastructure teams in the United States. We have played leading roles at every stage in the procurement, structuring, development, financing, operations purchase and sale of major infrastructure projects around the country and in significant markets globally, including energy, transportation, social infrastructure, hospitality, arts, sports venues and other projects. Clients rely on us to help them achieve their most ambitious goals. Many of these projects are unique, innovative or first-of-their-kind.

Finance:
Bracewell is well known for advising borrowers and lenders on billions of dollars of financial transactions every year. We assist clients in various forms of secured and unsecured transactions, including project finance, acquisition finance, syndicated lending, structured finance, leveraged finance, reserved-based lending, bridge financings to facilitate capital markets access, equipment finance and leasing. Our finance team also helps clients in various stages of a lending transaction, including refinancings and restructurings (including out-of-court restructurings) of existing loans, debtor in possession (DIP) financings, and exit financings for both borrower and lender clients. We boast a large energy finance team with in-depth knowledge across the entire energy finance spectrum, including upstream, midstream, downstream, exploration and production, refining, oil field services, commodities, chemicals, and renewables and conventional power.

Technology:
Bracewell’s technology team utilizes a well-rounded approach to facilitate protection of technology assets to align with the long term goals of the client. We provide practical coverage in all areas of technology and intellectual property, with established practitioners who file, prosecute and litigate patents, trademarks and copyrights, and provide advice and support on an array of transactional or adversarial matters. We also counsel on outsourcing, licensing, technology transfers and joint venture agreements. The firm is particularly active in core industries around the globe, including energy, technology, finance and retail.

Litigation:
For 75 years, Bracewell’s litigators have excelled in courtrooms across the United States and internationally, earning the respect of both judges and adversaries. The team is known for representing industry leaders, across many sectors, in their most high-profile and complex matters. This includes commercial, securities, patent, white-collar, international arbitration, environment and energy litigation, as well as appellate issues that arise from these matters.

Government Relations:
The firm’s government relations practice is housed within its Policy Resolution Group, which includes lawyers, government relations specialists and strategic communications professionals. It offers a seamless integration of these skill sets and a depth of knowledge unparalleled in Washington, DC. This makes our offering unique among government relations firms. The team has vast and diverse industry experience, with notable influence in energy and environment, namely utilities, oil and gas, and renewables, national security and consumer products.

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711 Louisiana Street

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Pennzoil Place - South Tower

Houston

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TX 77002-2770

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