A&O Shearman's global energy team advises clients across the industry on the biggest projects, corporate transactions, and cross-border disputes in the market.

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We are regarded as the world's leading advisor on the energy transition, leveraging our long track record in oil and gas and renewables to advise on cutting-edge green fuels, green and blue hydrogen, and associated carbon capture and storage projects.

Alongside this strength we have top-tier teams in power – including nuclear – energy and emissions trading, and energy transmission and distribution, enabling us to work across the project lifecycle for producers, project sponsors, corporates, financial investors, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, debt funders, and governments. 

Advice across the industry

Our teams handle everything from early development arrangements (including interactions with governmental entities), to consenting and planning matters, financing, construction, operation and maintenance, and ultimately the refinancing, acquisition and sale of energy assets.

Our highly specialized disputes lawyers also have deep expertise in energy-related litigation and arbitration, particularly in relation to Energy Charter Treaty, gas price and construction disputes

Our team spans the globe, with dedicated specialists in the United States, Latin America, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. We leverage the strength of our global network to deliver a seamless service to our clients wherever they operate.

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