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The Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across USA.

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Band 1
  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Vinson & Elkins LLP is a Houston-based powerhouse in the energy space, particularly excelling in oil and gas transactions and regulatory work. Continues to have a fantastic reputation for its work in upstream transactions and represents a fine choice of counsel for LNG matters. Offers leading representation in the midstream space, with expertise in matters including presidential permit applications and rate cases. Also noted for advising power and renewable clients on large-scale transactional matters. With its strong international presence, clients are offered exceptional expertise in various energy-producing regions around the world. Draws on additional competencies in tax, environmental compliance and project finance, to assist players in both the oil and gas and electricity sectors.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 1
  3. Latham & Watkins LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Akin
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    Akin
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Akin offers clients a diverse energy practice. Known for expertise in transactional matters, routinely acting for public and private companies in both domestic and foreign markets. Possesses particular strength in the upstream arena, as well as in pipeline and LNG matters, plus the MLP sector.
  2. Baker Botts L.L.P.
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    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts L.L.P. is a very well-regarded energy firm with strength across transactional, regulatory and litigation settings. Frequently retained by oil and gas, power and investor clients who are active in energy matters. Strong in oil and gas acquisitions and sales, with particular expertise in the MLP market. Provides regulatory advice and FERC representation on pipeline and rate issues. Noted for particular abilities in FERC rulemakings. Also active in the power space, assisting traditional power, renewable energy and utility clients on a range of transactions.
  3. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP is a leading firm with highly impressive expertise across the energy arena, particularly esteemed for its ability within the oil and gas regulatory space.Offers excellent capability in FERC and CFTC investigations, as well as representation of pipeline clients in FERC rate, tariff and jurisdictional matters. Also able to assist large utility clients, transmission owners and private equity investors on regulatory power matters, along with electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. Frequently seen on big-ticket transactions in both the power and the oil and gas space, handling matters for clients ranging from electric utilities and merchant transmission owners to upstream exploration companies and refineries.
  4. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a strong energy practice with capabilities across both power and oil and gas matters. Leads and arranges financing for big-ticket power transactions, with particular strength in the wind and solar spaces. Also recognized for its capabilities in the power regulatory space covering rate, rulemaking and enforcement proceedings before FERC. Further recognized for substantial strength in the oil and gas transactional space, regularly acting on upstream, midstream and downstream matters.
  5. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin LLP offers clients broad expertise in the energy space covering transactional, regulatory and litigation work. Particularly well thought of in the oil and gas space with capability across upstream, midstream and downstream matters. Represents clients before FERC on regulatory approvals, enforcement and rate issues. Offers additional strength in power regulation and litigation, assisting clients participating in the generation, transmission and distribution and trading of electricity. Also offers capabilities in transactional matters for electricity clients.
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Band 3
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight LLP is noted for its strength handling transactions for clients active in the oil and gas space. The firm frequently represents financial intuitions and energy companies in the A&D of assets and companies. It has additional strength in joint ventures and investments into upstream and midstream companies.
  2. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling LLP is an experienced practice group with strong capabilities in domestic and international mining and metals transactions. Clients include major mining companies, multinationals, private equity funds and lenders. Offers significant capabilities in developing regions including Central Asia and African markets. Demonstrates additional expertise across the oil and gas sector, handling high-value acquisitions and joint venture transactions.
  3. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    White & Case LLP is a well-regarded electricity group, highly capable of handling complex portfolio transactions for utility, IPP and private equity investors. Noted for work in multijurisdictional M&A and distressed sales. Offers substantial knowledge of power market structures and developing market rules. Particular strength in renewable power transactions, such as those involving wind farms and solar power plants.
  4. Locke Lord LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 3
  5. Porter Hedges LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has a robust oil and gas regulatory and litigation team providing clients with high-quality representation before FERC and the DOE. Enjoys a fine track record for its work in midstream and upstream oil and gas transactions, acting for private equity firms and energy companies. Further noted for expertise in electricity financings.
  2. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Jones Day is noted for its expertise spanning the power and oil and gas sectors, counting power generators, institutional investors, electric utilities and pipeline operators as part of its client base. Ably assists with master limited partnerships, joint ventures and other commercial agreements in the oil and gas sector. Also handles a broad range of regulatory matters in the power sector including M&A approval, investigations and rate and tariff proceedings.
  3. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding LLP is recognized for advising oil and gas industry clients and public authorities on regulatory matters in connection with the development of production, storage and transportation infrastructure, with a growing presence in LNG. Frequently represents a range of clients in applications to FERC and DOE. Further noted for expertise in commercial transactions and contracts across the oil and gas sector, frequently handling acquisitions, fuel supply agreements and engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
  4. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP adeptly handles a variety of transactions for clients in the power industry, including the purchase and sale of assets as well as joint ventures and other agreements. Noted for developing transactional capabilities in the natural gas and LNG space. Offers further expertise in regulatory authorization and other proceedings before FERC and the DOE in regulatory proceedings connected with the siting and construction of LNG production, liquefaction and export facilities.
  5. Reed Smith LLP
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    Reed Smith LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Reed Smith LLP is recognized for its strength in the oil and gas regulatory space, routinely representing clients before the CFTC and FERC. Assists clients with complex issues, including pipeline and natural gas storage-related litigation, capacity allocation and rate structuring.
  6. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates is a distinguished power practice. Represents US and global energy market participants, including public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks and governmental entities. Particularly esteemed for big-ticket utility M&A deals. Also brings expert capability in holding company reorganizations, asset auctions and joint ventures.
  7. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advises major upstream and midstream companies, portfolio companies and financial institutions on high-value offerings and M&A transactions. Also noted for its work handling joint venture agreements and bankruptcy proceedings in the sector.
  8. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has expertise in the oil and gas sector spanning upstream, midstream and downstream transactions. Adroitly advises a range of industry participants on strategic mergers, acquisitions, sales and joint venture agreements. Notable presence in the electricity space, handling FERC enforcements and investigations, alongside CFTC-related matters.
  9. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    "The Winston & Strawn team provides an excellent level of responsiveness to requests and requirements, and is always able to effectively explain the legal aspects to its client's business team."