Global UK Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Rankings overview for Departments
- Linklaters 9 Years Ranked
- White & Case LLP 9 Years Ranked
- Allen & Overy LLP
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- Latham & Watkins
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2 Years Ranked
- Hogan Lovells 9 Years Ranked
- Mayer Brown International LLP 3 Years Ranked
- Watson Farley & Williams 4 Years Ranked
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
- Clyde & Co LLP
- Charles Wood Dentons17 Years Ranked
- Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill
- Penelope Warne
All Departments profiles
1LinklatersEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years RankedLinklaters draws on an extensive global network of energy lawyers to offer a stellar service to clients in power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. The team offers expertise across a range of areas, including project finance, development, corporate issues and disputes. The firm is also well respected for providing regulatory advice in the water and nuclear sectors. It frequently leads in big-ticket matters across the energy industry, including major waste-to-energy, LNG and offshore wind projects. The firm fields significant expertise in developments in Africa, Russia and CEE. Its lawyers are instructed by an array of impressive clients, including multinational oil and gas companies, export credit agencies and international financial institutions and investors. 1White & Case LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years RankedWhite & Case has an established group with the capacity to handle a range of transactional and contentious matters in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The team advises on an impressively broad range of power and oil and gas matters, with allied strengths in construction, banking and environmental issues. Its energy lawyers also oversee project financing and asset management, particularly in relation to upstream oil and gas and gas-fired CCGT projects. The firm is also highly adept at advising on IPOs and reserve-based lending transactions.
- Allen & Overy LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 1
- Herbert Smith FreehillsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 1
- Latham & WatkinsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 1
2Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & FeldEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedAkin Gump offers an impressive depth of market experience in oil and gas matters, with significant expertise in upstream, midstream and downstream issues. The team advises clients on commercial and corporate matters and offers deep knowledge of restructuring issues. The firm also fields a leading energy disputes team capable of handling major litigation and international arbitrations. It frequently acts for oil and gas majors and other international energy companies on cross-border work. 2Baker Botts UK LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedBaker Botts has a noteworthy practice incorporating a global network of oil and gas experts. The team is frequently involved in high-profile corporate and project development transactions involving complex financing elements. The firm represents major clients in various overseas jurisdictions, often advising on upstream matters. The group is well equipped to advise on major LNG project developments in Africa and the Middle East. The firm has additional experience in energy litigation and arbitrations. 2Bracewell (UK) LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years RankedBracewell's London office has a renowned energy practice with a strong presence in the UK oil and gas market. The firm demonstrates particular strength in upstream oil and gas financing as well as the development of floating LNG projects. Its lawyers also regularly handle restructurings and a range of M&A work across the sector. Its clients include major financial institutions and energy companies, as well as private equity-backed new entrants. The firm's global reach extends to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The team possesses additional dispute resolution capabilities, frequently appearing in energy-related High Court proceedings and arbitrations. 2Clifford Chance LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedClifford Chance has a go-to practice for financing, corporate and disputes work in the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors. The team acts for a wide array of high-profile clients, including oil majors, power developers, lenders and private equity companies. The firm is able to draw on an impressive international network of offices to provide an enviable level of service on complex matters. Its energy lawyers are also equipped to advise on matters involving infrastructure funds and joint venture platforms. The team enjoys a noteworthy reputation for advising on power transactions in Africa, particularly Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria. 2Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedFreshfields is a highly respected presence in the corporate energy market with particular experience in oil and gas issues. The energy group is well versed in advising on large-scale financings and both upstream and midstream M&A. The firm is also adept at handling a range of energy disputes, with a particular focus on investor-state arbitrations. It regularly represents major energy companies and private equity firms. 2Vinson & Elkins RLLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedVinson & Elkins possesses a significant oil and gas practice with the ability to handle a range of complex corporate, regulatory and financing matters. The firm provides advice across the full oil and gas production chain, from upstream transactions and pipeline arrangements to downstream LNG matters. Its lawyers assist a roster of major international energy companies, as well as governments and banks. The firm draws on an extensive global network to offer a seamless international service and regularly handles matters involving the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
- AshurstEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2
- CMSEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 2
3DentonsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedDentons offers impressive strength and enviable depth of resources to clients across a wide range of energy issues, including power, renewables, and oil and gas projects. The firm tackles regulatory work as well as project development, financing, corporate and disputes work. The team demonstrates the ability to handle matters in numerous jurisdictions across the globe, including Africa and the Middle East, as well as domestic matters. 3King & Spalding International LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedKing & Spalding has a respected oil and gas team based in London as part of an extensive international network. The team is well versed in a range of corporate and commercial matters, as well as project development. The firm also possesses an experienced oil and gas litigation and international arbitration team. The firm is further capable of handling large-scale LNG projects in both Europe and Africa, including export and import projects. 3Milbank LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedMilbank is a well-known name in the world of project financing with significant experience dealing with large-scale projects in the power and oil and gas sectors, including the nuclear and LNG industries. The firm is frequently involved in upstream and downstream oil and gas project development. Its lawyers demonstrate an impressive track record in transactions across the world, with particular strength in emerging markets. It's a go-to firm for bank consortiums, export credit agencies and other lenders. Its energy lawyers are also active in advising clients on major debt restructurings and refinancings. 3Norton Rose FulbrightEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedNorton Rose Fulbright continues to advise on a host of complex power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. The firm regularly undertakes transactional work, including M&A and financings, in the oil and gas sector. It also has the capability to advise on the construction and operation of LPG infrastructure, LNG terminals and LNG-to-power plants. Its lawyers additionally assist with wind and solar projects, as well as waste-to-energy and battery storage developments. The team operates on an international basis with particular strength in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It also fields an established energy disputes practice. The firm's clients include oil and gas majors, global investors, governments and lenders. 3Shearman & Sterling LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedShearman & Sterling provides a valuable service in relation to corporate, commercial, project financing and disputes work across the full range of power and oil and gas matters, including nuclear and LNG issues. The firm's clients typically include major oil and gas companies, sponsors and financial institutions. Its lawyers are equipped to handle cross-border matters, including developments in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm continues to work on first-ever and first-in-country projects. 3Slaughter and MayEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedSlaughter and May has a comprehensive energy practice focusing on corporate and financing work. The firm's expertise includes power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. It receives particular recognition for advising on the acquisition and financing of upstream oil and gas assets in the North Sea and off the coast of Africa. The team regularly represents financial institutions, energy companies and governments. The firm's other areas of strength include advising on the decommissioning of nuclear power stations and the acquisition of onshore and offshore wind farms.
- Pinsent MasonsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 3
4Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years RankedGibson, Dunn & Crutcher has a noteworthy energy team with a strong reputation handling oil and gas transactions in both established and emerging markets. The firm frequently assists with the acquisition and sale of upstream and midstream businesses and assets, in addition to handling the negotiation of decommissioning and terminal services agreements. Its lawyers are also adept at handling a range of contentious matters, including Energy Charter Treaty claims, annulment proceedings and both LCIA and ICSID arbitrations. 4Hogan LovellsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4 | 9 Years RankedHogan Lovells has a substantial international oil and gas practice with noteworthy experience in both upstream and midstream project development. The team is adept at assisting clients with various financing and transactional matters, as well as regulatory compliance issues. The firm's typical clients include energy majors, developers and governments as well as financial institutions and investment funds. The team is particularly experienced in relation to transactions in Africa and the Middle East. 4Mayer Brown International LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years RankedMayer Brown has a respected oil and gas team with growing experience in high-value international transactions. The firm is noted in particular for its experience in the acquisition and disposal of upstream assets. The team also assists with various corporate matters, including fund-raisings, restructurings and joint venture arrangements. The group regularly handles transactions involving North Sea assets, as well as developments in Africa and Latin America. 4Watson Farley & WilliamsEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years RankedWatson Farley & Williams has a respected team with an enviable reputation for its expertise in relation to solar projects, as well as both onshore and offshore wind farms. The group handles the full breadth of issues relating to renewables projects, including transactional, commercial and financing matters. Its lawyers frequently represent lenders, sponsors and investors, among other clients, often advising on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions. The firm possesses additional capabilities in upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, including acquisitions and divestments.
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4
- Clyde & Co LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas2023 | Band 4