Energy 2018

In this edition of WWL: Energy we recognise almost 900 lawyers from 363 firms across 82 jurisdictions.

The lawyers featured are highlighted for their exceptional work across the sector on matters ranging from transactions and projects through to compliance and disputes proceedings.

Herbert Smith Freehills stands out for its strong offering across Europe and Asia-Pacific while Allen & Overy and Dentons receive multiple listings from their European offices. Meanwhile fellow full-service outfits Norton Rose Fulbright and Bennett Jones illustrate their prominent presence in the North American market and Dentons showcases its excellent practices throughout the EMEA region.

We also pinpoint those who are considered Thought Leaders across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Europe

Thought Leaders
1. Paul Griffin White & Case LLP, London
2. Steven Galbraith Slaughter & May, London
3. Alex McLean Arthur Cox, Dublin
4. Heike Trischmann Watson Farley & Williams, London
5. Juan Ignacio González Ruiz Uría Menéndez, Madrid
6. John Geraghty Allen & Overy LLP, London
7. Jennifer Josefson King & Spalding LLP, Moscow
8. Peter M Polak Fiebinger Polak & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna

Leading Firms

Herbert Smith Freehills

A full-service international outfit that achieves 12 nominations throughout Europe.
Stéphane Brabant is a top name in the French energy market who is widely respected for his expert handling of complex international projects and financings.
Rebecca Major is “highly recommended” by market commentators for her first-rate energy practice that encompasses projects and M&A transactions across the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Paula Hodges QC stands out in the UK as “a top energy litigator” who sources describe as “fantastic on the energy disputes side”.
Lode Van Den Hende in Brussels is widely recognised for his work on “landmark energy infrastructure projects” and wins high praise from sources who consider him “a creative, dedicated and open-minded lawyer”. 

Allen & Overy

An outstanding international firm that sees 11 lawyers across Europe recognised for their leading work in the energy sector.
John Geraghty is one of the foremost energy practitioners in Europe. He enjoys a stellar reputation among peers and clients alike for his first-class practice and is highlighted by sources as “very impressive on oil and gas M&A matters”.
Gareth Price co-leads the firm’s energy group and is recognised by sources as a go-to name for sector-related project development work.
Mark Walker is well versed in a wide range of energy-related matters including LNG, renewables and power and wins praise from sources, one of whom comments, “I really rate him on the projects side.”

Dentons

This leading global law firm sees 13 lawyers from across Europe highlighted for their excellence in the energy space.
Charles Wood is “one of the best in the business” according to respondents who comment that he “really stands out” as “an absolutely fantastic lawyer”. When it comes to handling LNG and gas projects, “He’s as good as it gets,” add peers.
Danielle Beggs wins international recognition this year for her impressive energy and infrastructure practice and is highly sought after by clients, including oil and gas and electricity companies, for her expertise in the field.
Elizabeth Tout is “a very strong litigator” according to sources who commend her outstanding work handling both energy-related litigation and arbitration proceedings. 

Clifford Chance

A magic circle firm that boasts a strong presence across the European energy market and achieves 11 listings here.
Russell Wells is “an excellent lawyer” who receives commendations from sources for his superb expertise in projects across the energy and construction sectors.
Audley Sheppard QC is recognised for his vast experience in the energy field, and wins particular praise for his work on sector-related arbitration proceedings.
Björn Heinlein leads the firm’s energy and infrastructure team and is a standout figure in the German market. He receives plaudits from peers for his excellent handling of energy M&A transactions.

White & Case

Six practitioners from the firm’s European offices are recommended.
Paul Griffin is the most prominent energy lawyer in Europe in our research this year and is highlighted for his vast experience and long-standing reputation on oil and gas matters. One source notes, “He clearly deserves inclusion.”
Michael Polkinghorne is a well-recognised figure when it comes to energy disputes where he is considered a go-to name for clients seeking advice on both arbitration and litigation proceedings.
Peter Rosin is well regarded in the German market for his excellent work handling the gamut of energy-related matters from transactions to disputes.

Watson Farley & Williams

An excellent energy practice that sees six names highlighted this year.
Heike Trischmann wins widespread recognition in this edition for his exceptional energy offering. He is described by sources as “a very knowledgeable and thorough lawyer” who stands out for his “high-quality advice”.
Evan Stergoulis enjoys a great reputation in the market as “a standout name” when it comes to transactions and project financings across the power and renewables sectors.
Malte Jordan is an excellent lawyer who is recognised in the German market for his impressive work on transactions and investments in the renewables sector.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

This global firm has solid strength in depth across its European offices, as reflected in its 13 listings in the region.
Bob Palmer leads the firm’s oil and gas practice and is well respected for his work dealing with related international projects and transactions.
Robert Lane is a long-standing fixture in the European energy market and is well known for his particular expertise across regulated industries including power, gas and clean energy. One peer effuses: “There is absolutely no question about him belonging on this list.”
Munir Hassan is a standout name in the power sector who comes highly recommended for his expert handling of complex projects and transactions.

Other Leading Individuals

Austria

Peter Polak at Fiebinger Polak & Partners wins widespread recognition from peers across Europe for his impressive work in the energy space, particularly when it comes to handling gas contracts.

Belgium

At Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Damien Verhoeven is a top-tier energy practitioner who stands out among peers for his strong regulatory expertise.

England

Hamish McArdle at Baker Botts focuses his top-notch practice on domestic and international energy projects and possesses vast experience across the oil and gas sector.
Mark Rowley is “a standout name” and “a leading figure” in the European energy space. He is recognised for his strong expertise handling oil and gas transactions and projects.

Steven Galbraith at Slaughter and May is “a standout name on the oil and gas transactional side” according to sources, who commend his leading finance expertise.

King & Spalding’s Garry Pegg is internationally recognised as a prominent player in the energy and projects sector, most notably when it comes to handling related corporate and commercial transactions.

At Womble Bond Dickinson, Paul Stockley is “highly rated” by market respondents who highlight him for his excellence across the oil and gas space. One source notes: “He would certainly be on my list.”

Simon Tysoe at Latham & Watkins is “very good on the corporate transactional side” according to sources who commend his “impressive negotiation and drafting skills” as well as his “calm and rational approach”.

At Linklaters, Jeremy Gewirtz heads the firm’s power and energy trading group. He is “a leading figure” in the UK market who is “fantastic on power projects”, according to sources.

Nicholas Buckworth at Shearman & Sterling enjoys a great reputation in the European market among peers and clients alike who describe him as “excellent on the project finance side of energy matters”.

France

Thierry Lauriol at Jeantet AARPI is “absolutely brilliant” according to peers who consider him a true expert in the field of energy and mining law.

At Three Crowns, Georgios Petrochilos is highly recommended for his superb work on energy-related arbitrations. Sources praise his “technical understanding of contracts and gas operations” as well as his “ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and deconstruct opposing arguments”.

Germany

Dirk Uwer at Hengeler Mueller is “an excellent legal practitioner” who is highlighted in this edition for his work advising investors and companies on a range of matters relating to regulated industries.

Ireland

At Arthur Cox, Alex McLean is renowned for his leading expertise in energy and natural resources law where he regularly counsels clients on transactions, projects and regulatory matters.

Italy

At Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati, founding partner Rino Caiazzo is a well-recognised name in the energy market and is highly sought after by both domestic and foreign entities for his expertise in the space.

Netherlands

Jan Erik Janssen at Stek is a standout name in the field of energy law and wins praise from market sources for his top-tier practice which spans both advisory and contentious matters.

Norway

Odd-Harald Wasenden at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm impresses peers and clients with his strong expertise across the energy sector, particularly when it comes to handling related transactions and disputes.

Poland

At Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Krzysztof Cichocki focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure law, areas in which he enjoys a great reputation as a leading practitioner.

Portugal

Nuno Galvão Teles at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is a well-established figure in the European market and is highlighted by sources as “the best” in Portugal when it comes to energy-related matters.

Russia

Jennifer Josefson at King & Spalding is one of the leading energy practitioners in Europe who wins high praise for her outstanding work on large transactions relating to LNG, oil and gas and power matters.

Scotland

At Shepherd and Wedderburn, Gordon Downie is “a leading practitioner in the energy sector in the UK” according to sources who highlight his focus on infrastructure regulation and competition law matters.

Spain

At Uría Menéndez, Juan Ignacio González Ruiz is “a standout guy” who gains recognition from market sources for his adept handling of energy trading, renewables projects and infrastructure.

Sweden

Jakob Falkman at Hammarskiöld & Co is well recognised across the European market for his standout work on energy-related transactions.

Switzerland

At GHR, Marc Grüninger wins recognition for his first-class energy and natural resources practice and is well versed in a wide range of related areas including gas, electricity and renewables.

Ukraine

At Asters, Yaroslav Petrov is an energy law specialist who impresses clients with his “professionalism and dedication”. One comments, “He shows a clear understanding of our objectives and how to achieve them.”

North America

Thought Leaders
1. Sean Korney Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP, Calgary
2. Donald E Greenfield QC Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary
3. David F Asmus Sidley Austin LLP, Houston
4. Kenneth S Culotta King & Spalding LLP, Houston
5. Robert P Desbarats QC Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary
6. Steven R Miles Baker Botts LLP, Washington DC
7. John P Bowman King & Spalding LLP, Houston

Leading Firms

Norton Rose Fulbright

A global law firm that achieves 16 nominations from its offices across North America this year.
In Canada, Don Davies QC is a widely recognised figure in Canada and stands out for his expert handling of both energy-related disputes and regulatory matters.
Robert Engbloom QC is an M&A and transactional specialist who boasts invaluable experience handling corporate matters and financings in the energy and natural resources arena.
Kevin Johnson QC is well regarded among peers and clients alike for his excellent work in the energy space, most notably when it comes to corporate transactions, securities matters and takeovers.
John Carleton is a long-standing figure in the Canadian corporate finance sphere who is recognised for his particularly impressive work in the electric energy sector.
In Texas, Michael Irvin receives international plaudits for his top-tier work in the energy space, particularly when it comes to transactional matters.
George Kutzschbach is well known for his expertise in the oil and gas sector where he is frequently engaged in sector-related transactions and exploration matters.
John Mauel leads the firm’s energy transactions practice in the US, covering the oil and gas, electric power and LNG sectors. He boasts over 30 years’ experience in the area.

Bennett Jones

A top-tier Canadian outfit that sees 13 practitioners highlighted this year.
Donald Greenfield QC is widely respected for his market-leading energy practice, and is highly sought after by clients for his expertise in upstream and midstream matters across the sector.
Vivek Warrier is “an excellent commercial lawyer” according to respondents, who recommend him for his outstanding work on energy projects and M&A transactions.
Patrick Maguire is managing partner in the Calgary office, and wins praise from peers across the region for his expert handling of corporate transactions on behalf of energy companies.
Jason Roth leads the firm’s construction group and gains recognition in this edition for his excellent work managing the development of power, LNG and pipeline projects.
Robert Booth QC is a first-rate commercial lawyer who comes highly recommended for his impressive handling of LNG projects, pipeline transportation matters and oil and gas exploration.

Baker Botts

A top international law firm that performs well this year, achieving 12 listings across three of its US offices.
In Washington, DC, Steven Miles chairs the firm’s energy sector practice and boasts a stellar reputation in the international market for his expertise in the LNG space.
Thomas Eastment is widely recognised by peers and clients for his strong expertise in the energy sector, most notably when it comes to regulatory matters, where he is considered a specialist.
Jason Bennett gains international recognition in our research this year for his adept handling of a range of energy-related projects including LNG and oil and gas.
James Baker IV is highly respected for his work across the energy and mining arenas, particularly in relation to commercial transactions, negotiations and projects.

Blake Cassels & Graydon

This first-class Canadian outfit that receives 11 nominations this year.
Managing partner of the Calgary office Ben Rogers draws widespread praise in this edition for his fantastic work representing energy companies in a range of matters, from acquisitions to project development.
Mungo Hardwicke-Brown is a well-established name in the Canadian market who is praised by sources for his extensive experience handling major projects across the energy sector including natural gas, electricity and petroleum.
Michael Laffin is “a reliable and responsive practitioner” who wins commendations from sources who consider him a trusted adviser when it comes to international oil and gas matters.
Firm chair Brock Gibson QC is a corporate law expert who is recognised by peers for his outstanding transactional work on behalf of clients across the energy sector.

Stikeman Elliott

Ten lawyers from across the firm’s Canada offices are recognised here.
Chrysten Perry co-leads the firm’s energy oil and gas team an area in which she possesses over 25 years’ experience and is considered a standout name in the field.
Christopher Nixon is well known for his strong transactional expertise, and is widely commended for his excellent corporate work on behalf of energy sector clients.
Frederick Erickson gains international recognition as a leading name in the Canadian energy market, and is sought after by clients for his strong advisory and transactional work.

Other Leading Individuals

Canada

At Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, Sean Korney draws praise from widespread international sources for his exceptional work in the energy space. He boasts a world-class practice that spans energy transactions, projects and contracts.
Alicia Quesnel focuses her impressive practice on transactions across the energy sector and is well equipped to counsel clients on a range of matters from project development to corporate restructurings.

Robert Desbarats QC at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt is internationally recognised for his expertise in the energy space and is considered a leading name when it comes to related transactions.

Janice Buckingham is “one of the best technical lawyers on the A&D side” according to sources, who “would strongly endorse her” for her excellent work in the space.

Park Energy Law’s Jay Park QC receives widespread plaudits for his first-class energy practice and is recognised for his particular expertise in the oil and gas sector.

At Torys, Chris Christopher focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure law and is frequently engaged by clients across the oil and gas and power sectors to advise on a range of transactional and project-related matters.

USA

David Asmus at Sidley Austin stands out as “one of the finest energy lawyers in the world”, according to respondents who regard him as “among the best” when it comes to handling complex oil and gas projects.

King & Spalding’s Kenneth Culotta gains international recognition for his world-class energy practice. He boasts over 30 years’ experience handling a range of sector-related investments and transactions, particularly in the oil and gas space.
John Bowman is a disputes specialist who stands out among peers for his exceptional work handling energy-related commercial and investment arbitration proceedings.
Daniel Rogers is well known for his expert handling of a wide range of energy projects and infrastructure matters from financing through to development.

At Thompson & Knight, Andrew Derman enjoys a great reputation in the international market as “one of the elder statesmen of the US oil and gas space”. His impressive practice encompasses sector-related projects and transactions.

William Pugh at Liskow & Lewis is “a master lawyer in the drilling field” according to sources who commend his outstanding work handling energy disputes and transactions.

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Michael Darden is widely recognised for his expertise in the energy space, most notably when it comes to sector-related M&A transactions and infrastructure projects.

At Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, John Cogan Jr is a well-established figure in the US market who is recognised for his excellent work advising on LNG projects, oil and gas acquisitions and renewables matters.

David Sweeney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is “an excellent energy lawyer” who wins high praise from sources one of whom notes, “I would always refer work to him.”

Poe Leggette at BakerHostetler co-heads the firm’s energy practice and is well known across the sector for his extensive experience handling related disputes and transactions.

At Hogan Lovells, Scot Anderson is global head of the firm’s energy and natural resources group, and is recognised internationally for his strong expertise in regulatory, transactional and projects matters.

Asia-Pacific

Thought Leaders
1. Michael E Arruda Baker Botts LLP, Hong Kong
2. Geoff Simpson Allen & Overy LLP, Perth
3. Brad Roach Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Singapore
4. Stuart Barrymore Herbert Smith Freehills, Perth

Leading Firms

Herbert Smith Freehills

A top international law firm that sees nine of its practitioners from across the region featured in this edition.
Stuart Barrymore is a standout name in the Australian energy and natural resources sector, where he his highly sought after by oil and gas producers for his strong corporate and transactional expertise.
Robert Merrick is “a fantastic lawyer” who “always assesses the risks, highlights the issues and finds ways to work around those issues to achieve commercially and legally sound solutions”. He wins praise for his work handling gas transportation, energy supply and drilling agreements.
Hong Kong-based Hilary Lau focuses his practice on the energy sector where he is frequently engaged in advising clients on the acquisition and development of related projects.
In Singapore, David Clinch is well known for his impressive work on mining, energy and infrastructure projects, areas in which he boasts extensive experience.

King & Wood Mallesons

A highly regarded international law firm that receives four nominations from across Australia.
Louis Chiam is a standout name among peers when it comes to energy, mining and natural resources. He is commended by sources for his “excellent grasp of the industry”.
Alan Murray impresses market sources with his first-class corporate practice which focuses on transactions and agreements across the oil and gas and mining sectors.
Craig Rogers is a widely recognised figure throughout the region who stands out for his expertise handling project development and financing matters.
Vishal Ahuja also draws praise for his excellent transactional work in the energy and infrastructure space.

Johnson Winter & Slattery

Standout Australian law firm that sees three individuals rank highly this year.
Peter Rose is highly respected by market sources who consider him “the doyen of the industry”. They praise his excellent work in the field most notably in relation to commercial and competition law matters.
Michael Dulaney is well recognised across the region for his top-notch energy practice that encompasses LNG, oil and gas and electricity-related projects.
Peter Smith is also recognised for his first-rate work across the sector, and is highlighted by peers and clients alike for his strong corporate nous.

Other Leading Individuals

Australia

Allen & Overy’s Geoff Simpson is recognised as one of the leading energy practitioners in the country and wins high praise from sources, one of whom comments, “He’s very good with clients.”

Angus Jones is highly visible in the Australian market according to commentators who commend his vast experience handling projects in the energy sector.

Chris Flynn at Gilbert + Tobin leads the firm’s energy and resources team. He is “an excellent lawyer” who is well known for his work on sector-related transactions, projects and public law matters.

China

At Vinson & Elkins, Jay Kolb is a long-standing fixture in the energy space and is widely recognised for his top-tier handling of related international transactions and projects.

Hong Kong

Michael Arruda at Baker Botts wins high praise from international sources for his expertise in the energy field. They note, “He is super-knowledgeable in the upstream and downstream space.”

India

Cyril Shroff at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is a highly respected figure across the region and is commended for his first-class corporate finance practice.

At Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Shroff enjoys a stellar reputation in the international market and is recognised for his leading corporate work in the energy field.

Indonesia

Darrell Johnson at SSEK Legal Consultants is “incredibly well versed in energy matters” according to respondents who commend his “strategic thinking” as well as “his ability to get right to the key issues and provide workable solutions”.

Japan

At Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, James Atkin is “the standout lawyer in the market” according to sources who regard him as “top class” and “highly experienced” when it comes to investments in the oil and gas space.

Singapore

Brad Roach at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is “an excellent attorney” recognised for his leading expertise in infrastructure development and projects in the energy sector. One source comments: “He’s the best in this area in Singapore.”

Middle East & Africa

Thought Leaders
1. Caroline Kehoe Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Dubai
2. Soji Awogbade AÉLEX, Lagos
3. Sola Adepetun ACAS-Law, Lagos

Leading Firms

Dentons

A global law firm that sees four practitioners recognised for their excellence in the energy space.
In Kazakhstan, managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva boasts over 35 years’ experience practising in the energy space where she is recognised for her first-class transactional work.
Ophelia Abdullayeva is a standout name in the market and wins commendations for her excellent work on oil and gas-related matters.

Aluko & Oyebode

A leading Nigerian firm that boasts the foremost energy practice in the country and achieves three nominations this year.
Olubunmi Fayokun wins international recognition for her top-notch practice which encompasses handling project financings across the energy and natural resources sector.
Gbenga Oyebode enjoys a great reputation in the Nigerian market for his standout work on project financings in the energy space.
Oghogho Makinde also wins praise from market respondents for her impressive handling of oil and gas projects as well as related regulatory matters.

Other Leading Individuals

Azerbaijan

At BM Morrison Partners, Aykhan Asadov is a standout energy lawyer who is praised by respondents who note, “He is client-oriented and is always willing to spend time to understand the client’s needs.”

Egypt

Mahmoud Salah Bassiouny at Matouk Bassiouny draws international recognition for his first-rate projects and finance practice as well as his extensive experience handling related matters in the oil and gas space.

At Shalakany Law Office, Aly El Shalakany is commended by international peers for his strong transactional and finance work in relation to the energy sector.

Ghana

Kojo Bentsi-Enchill at Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah is “the Ghanaian lawyer to go to” when it comes to energy-related matters, according to sources, who praise his expertise in the oil and gas, mining, and power sectors.

Iran

Cyrus Shafizadeh at Atieh Associates is “one of the best” in the country, and wins praise for his impressive work in the mining and oil and gas space.

Israel

At Gornitzky & Co, Jack Smith is regarded as “a top-class and highly experienced lawyer” and is considered “the best” when it comes to handling project financings in the energy sector.

Kazakhstan

At White & Case, Maxim Telemtayev is a well-recognised corporate lawyer who is highly sought after by clients for his experience working on energy, mining and power-related transactions.

Lebanon

Fadi Moghaizel at Moghaizel Law Office is highly experienced in the energy field according to sources who highlight his excellent work on related M&A transactions and corporate matters.

Nigeria

AÉLEX’s Soji Awogbade leads the firm’s energy and natural resources team and possesses over 40 years’ experience handling the whole gamut of sector-related matters including restructurings, energy transmissions and supply.

Sola Adepetun at ACAS-Law is widely recognised in the international market as a go-to energy practitioner in Nigeria. He focuses his practice on energy and project finance matters, an area in which he is considered a real specialist.

At Templars, Oghogho Akpata wins effusive praise from sources who consider him “awesome” when it comes to complex disputes and transactions in the oil and gas sector.

South Africa

Anton Barnes-Webb at Bowmans “must be on the list” according to respondents who consider him a top name in the South African energy market.

At Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa, Brigette Baillie is “one of the stalwarts of the market” according to sources one of whom notes, “Brigette is extremely knowledgeable about PPPs and project finance matters.”

United Arab Emirates

Caroline Kehoe at Herbert Smith Freehills is a world-class energy practitioner who comes highly recommended for her exceptional work handling complex and high-profile disputes across the sector, including litigation and arbitration proceedings.

At Allen & Overy, Judith Kim is “a notable name” in the market who stands out internationally for her leading expertise in energy-related project development, transactions and contracts.

Shawn Davis at King & Wood Mallesons is “methodical, calm and cool under pressure” according to clients, one of whom describes him as “great in negotiations” when it comes to energy agreements.

Latin America

Thought Leaders
1. Giovani Loss Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
2. Paulo Valois Pires Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel, Rio de Janeiro
3. Pablo Javier Alliani Alliani & Bruzzon, Buenos Aires

Leading Firm

Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel Advogados

A leading Brazilian law firm that achieves five nominations in this edition.
Paulo Valois Pires is “a very experienced and specialised lawyer” who stands out as one of the leading energy experts in the country. He is commended by sources for his exceptional work, particularly when it comes to the oil sector.
Rogério Sobral de Miranda draws widespread international praise for his impressive practice which encompasses handling a range of transactional matters across the energy and natural resources space, from M&A to joint ventures.
Antônio Luís de M Ferreira is a well-established name in the Brazilian market where he is renowned for his strong expertise on the downstream oil and gas side.

Other Leading Individuals

Argentina

At Alliani & Bruzzon, Pablo Javier Alliani is the leading energy expert in the Argentinian market. He comes highly recommended for his expert handling of energy-related transactional and regulatory matters on behalf of both domestic and foreign clients.

Brazil

At Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga, Giovani Loss stands out as the foremost energy practitioner in Brazil. He is “a go-to lawyer” who is “very strong in energy work” according to sources, one of whom effuses: “He is a great lawyer and I would certainly recommend him.”

Marilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro at Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados receives plaudits from international peers for her strong expertise in the energy sector, most notably across the oil and gas space.

Chile

Juan Francisco Mackenna at Carey is an energy regulatory specialist who wins high praise for his work on a range of related projects from LNG to electricity.

Colombia

At Zuleta Abogados Asociados, Eduardo Zuleta is renowned for his first-class disputes practice which sees him regularly handle complex oil and gas, construction and projects proceedings.

Ecuador

Jaime Zaldumbide at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce is highlighted by market sources for his top-notch energy practice and is highly sought after by clients, including oil and mining companies, for his strong expertise in the area.

Mexico

At Galicia Abogados, Carlos de Maria y Campos S is a well-recognised figure in the Mexican market who impresses sources with his excellent work on energy and infrastructure projects.

Santiago Sepúlveda Y at Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez is highly respected across the international energy market for his expertise handling oil and gas projects for domestic and multinational clients.

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