Energy & Natural Resources

The law firms listed below boast market leading energy and natural resource practices. Their practitioners are commended for their ability to advise clients on issues from regulatory compliance to M&A and disputes work, and are all well know and respected in the field.

1 Dentons

2 Blake Cassels & Graydon

3 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

4 Baker Botts

5 Bennett Jones

6 Norton Rose Fulbright

7 McCarthy Tétrault

8 Torys

9 Stikeman Elliott

10 Morgan Lewis & Bockius

11 Herbert Smith Freehills

12 Gowling WLG

13 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

14 Vinson & Elkins

15 ENSafrica

16 White & Case

17 Linklaters

18 Mayer Brown

19 Allen & Overy

20 Sidley Austin

21 Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

22 Hunton & Williams

Two-time recipient of our Energy Firm of the Year Award Dentons once again demonstrates its “unrivalled” talent in this sector. With over 700 energy experts worldwide, the team is responsible for handling some of the biggest global deals. The firm recently advised Polish energy giant Tauron Polska Energia on a bond issue worth 6.27 billion Polish zloty – one of the biggest financing transactions in Poland.

The London office is one of the firm’s strongest sets, boasting 11 practitioners in our research. Charles Wood is a “dominant player” whose ability to provide “informed practical advice” sees him   instructing clients throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Danielle Beggs “definitely knows her stuff” when it comes to the international oil and gas and electricity markets. She has worked extensively with some of the industry’s biggest players, including Total and Lukoil Overseas. The “exceptional” Mark Cheney’s recent experience includes advising the sponsors on the development and project financing of a new build power plant in Turkey.

Calgary-based Frank Alexander Jr heads the international petroleum practice group at Dentons Canada. His career, which spans over 30 years, has seen him assisting in major government petroleum contracts. Alongside him, Douglas Crowther QC has a “great reputation” in the energy regulatory law industry. He often appears as counsel in pipeline and electricity facility approvals, industry disputes and electric and gas utility regulation matters. Richard Neufeld QC is a “game-changer” in the field who has previously advised governments and regulatory boards in offshore energy transportation and development matters.

In Almaty, the “first-class” Abai Shaikenov is known for providing counsel on the financing and structuring of projects, specifically in Kazakhstan. Joining him, Almas Zhaiylgan boasts two decades of experience in the oil and gas and mining sphere. We recognise Jane Tarassova, head of the Russian energy and natural resources practice, for her “outstanding legal expertise” in this area. Doran Doeh is a “definite inclusion”, with peers praising his wide-ranging experience in relation to corporate and financing transactions in the energy sector.

Javier Lasa, partner and co-head of the global energy and natural resources group in Madrid, “puts the needs of his clients first” and is lauded for her “premier client service”. Working out of the Baku and Paris offices, James Hogan is “particularly active” on corporate and commercial energy matters in the CIS and Eastern European countries.

Further mention goes to the firm’s practice leaders: Arkadiusz Krasnodębski head of the energy and natural resources practice team in Poland and Europe; Christopher McGee-Osborne co-chair of the firm’s global energy, transport and infrastructure sector; and Michael Hurst manager of the firm’s energy transactions practice in Calgary.

Blake Cassels & Graydon’s energy practice provides pre-eminent corporations with an “unparalleled level of service”. With more than 100 energy practitioners throughout Canada and worldwide, clients describe the practice as “market-leading” and recommend it for its expertise in complex oil and gas and power transactions.

In Calgary Ben Rogers has a “wealth of experience” in commercial matters across Canada and worldwide. Michael Laffin is a “great strategist” whose skills encompass negotiating, structuring and advising on all aspects of oil and gas matters. The list “wouldn’t be complete” without Mungo Hardwicke-Brown whose recent transactions value in excess of C$25 billion while Kemm Yates QC’s “exceptional” legal practice has seen him acting as counsel in major arbitration proceedings relating to natural gas and power pricing, pipeline tariffs and legal contractual issues.

In London, the “magnificent” David Glennie has worked extensively with major natural resources corporations including Reservoir Minerals and Toro Energy while Robert Kwauk in Beijing assists Canadian and other international companies on structuring and developing their mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and technology businesses in China.

Fasken Martineau’s award winning mining practice “sets the bar high” for firms in the market. It provides “solutions-focussed” advice to independent and corporate natural resource producers and maintains a catalogue of “big-ticket financings” including a recent C$400 million pre-export facility in a crude oil transaction.

The Toronto office is home to a team of “stars” including Michael Bourassa, who has won our Mining Lawyer of the Year Award four times over the past decade. He specialises in public financings, commercial mining agreements and litigation support. Leader of the global mining group John Turner has been dubbed “the godfather of mining law” by clients. His “stellar” practice has seen him handle some of the of the biggest corporate finance and M&A transactions in the sector. We also recognise the achievements of Charles Higgins who provides counsel on commercial and financial matters to mining and energy companies worldwide. In Vancouver, Josh Lewis’ “sound advice” is widely acknowledged by major gold and minerals organisations.

In South Africa Tanneke Heersche’s “world class” practice includes the development of natural resource projects in emerging markets, while in London Thomas Wexler boasts significant transactional experience with infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe and North America.

The “internationally renowned” energy team at Baker Botts has experience representing a wide variety of clients from domestic and international oil and gas operators to independent producers, processors and transporters. Clients say they have “complete confidence in the firm’s ability to deliver an exceptional service that is second to none”.

In Houston, Hillary Holmes is a “prominent name” who has considerable experience in securities laws and capital market transactions. She is joined by David Jetter, whose advice on the development of energy projects makes him a “go-to lawyer” in the US. Kevin Keenan “stands out” for his domestic and cross-border energy practice and delivers advice that is “articulate and timely”.

The “legendary” James Baker chairs the firm-wide global projects department and is a “powerhouse of knowledge” in the mining sector. He has worked with some of the industry’s global leaders including Barrick Gold Corporation and Norilsk Nickel. Thomas Eastment in Washington, DC is “highly recommended” for his litigation and regulatory policies work within the oil and gas and pipeline field. We feature the “dynamic” Martin Toulouse from New York for his extensive project finance experience; recently he represented Halliburton in a $4.5 billion revolving credit facility. The “peerless” Michael Arruda in Hong Kong has a career spanning 30 years. He represents energy corporations in Europe and the US, as well as in emerging markets around the globe. In Moscow, co-head of the global projects group Jason Bennett is a “key player in the energy market”. He boasts “an abundance of experience” within oil and gas, LNG and liquids projects.

The Bennett Jones team is home to some of Canada’s leading energy and natural resources professionals who possess vast experience in advising on large complex oil and gas projects in the region. Recently the team advised private equity firm Edge Natural Resources in connection with the acquisition of Canamax Energy, a transaction valued at approximately C$82 million.

In Calgary, Robert Booth QC is an oil, gas and power “expert” who boasts an “impressive roster of clients”. Key achievements include advising Repsol YPF in relation to its 75 per cent interest in the $1 billion Canaport LNG regasification facility. Alongside him Donald Greenfield QC acts for companies engaged in upstream and midstream activities and is considered a “dominant player” in the field. Partner and co-head of the corporate department Patrick Maguire is “technically astute” and his “strategic advice” is much praised by clients in Canada and worldwide.

Eden Oliver in Toronto possesses over three decades of experience in corporate and commercial law. Mining organisations benefit from her “careful handling” of their M&A and financing transactions, as well as her “sound judgement” on regulatory issues. Co-head of the corporate commercial department Michael Melanson is known for his “impressive depth of expertise” in mining, corporate and securities laws. He acts for major corporations in China and Hong Kong and receives plaudits for his “astute legal mind”.  With over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, John Sabine is the “lawyer of choice” for many. He boasts a “wealth of expertise” in complex transactions in the US, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright boasts an 800-strong energy team, one of the largest energy practices in the world. The team comprises lawyers with experience in energy corporations and energy-producing countries ensuring advice is “commercial and solutions-oriented”. The firm is also home to a “top notch” mining practice and acts for major international financial institutions, mining houses and global corporate leaders in the sector.  

In Moscow, Aydin Jebrailov is a “first-rate negotiator” who represents lenders and borrowers in the financing of major mining projects. The “supremely talented” Levon Kocharyan enjoys a “prominent position” in the market due to his “excellent work” on the corporate structuring of mining and energy projects.

In London, Martin McCann boasts a practice including all facets of the financing and restructuring of mining and energy projects. Recent experience includes advising the lenders and finance institutions in connection with the $1.6 billion project financing of Lekki Port in Lagos, Nigeria. Mark Bankes focuses on international securities, M&A and international restructurings in the mining and energy sectors. Bankes is a “leading authority” in emerging markets and spends a significant amount of time in West and South Africa. Raj Karia is “highly sought after” by clients with complex dealings in the energy and natural resources industry, specifically in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In Toronto, Marvin Singer is a “leading authority” in the financing and project development of mining projects in Africa while David McIntyre is praised for his “unwavering devotion to clients” in the financing and contractual agreements of mining and resources projects.

McCarthy Tétrault’s energy practice is held in high esteem by clients and peers alike. The firm offers comprehensive advice on power and oil and gas projects claiming some of the biggest cross-border transactions in the region including a C$215 million plan of arrangement by Canadian-based New Star for Chinese petroleum corporation Sinoenergy Pacific.

In Calgary, Craig Spurn has a strong reputation for delivering commercial solutions in complex LNG projects. He counsels major international oil conglomerates, most recently advising Heritage Oil in its $1.55 billion acquisition by Energy Investments Global.

The “incredible” Gregory Turnbull QC specialises in the growth and development of energy, oil and gas, and oil sands companies while David Lever, a “highly respected” practitioner, excels in the oil and gas and power sectors with an “active career” spanning almost three decades.

Co-leader of the global mining group Roger Taplin works primarily within the M&A and securities sectors. He has significant experience in a range of takeover bids and joint ventures and is a “definite inclusion for any list of top practitioners”. Richard Miner has an “enviable reputation” whose experience includes the sale of a zinc smelter in Canada and a nickel refinery in Europe.

Torys’ “market-leading” energy practice boasts a strong showing of both power and oil and gas lawyers. Significant deals include representing the Bank of America in connection with a $1 billion revolving credit facility made available to Pacific Exploration and Production Corporation.

Krista Hill, co-head of the infrastructure and energy practice in Toronto, is a “well-reputed name” in the market. She has significant experience in energy M&A and project development both in Canada and internationally. Charles Keizer acts as lead counsel on a number of generation and transmission projects, while the “exceptional” Ian Arellano has a broad range of experience dealing with all matters relating to the purchase of mining and financial projects. From Calgary Chris Christopher is known for giving “clear and effective advice” in relation to transactions, while Tony Cioni is “revered” for his experience in the exploration and construction of energy projects.

Stikeman Elliott has a substantial team of lawyers providing “strategic and pragmatic advice” in oil and gas, electricity and renewable energy deals in Canada. The team also undertakes financing and development projects in key geographies around the world. Lawyers at the firm are often praised for their “formidable knowledge” of these sectors as well as their “strong ability to foster long-term relationships” with their clients.

Toronto-based Eric Bremermann is a transactions “specialist” with experience in renewable energy and independent power production projects relating to clients’ entry into the Canadian market. Glenn Zacher is a “definite inclusion” known for counselling and representing public agencies and private sector energy companies. Managing partner of the firm’s Toronto office and co-head of the global mining group, Jay Kellerman boasts more than 25 years as a corporate lawyer and is “the first port of call” for clients. In Calgary, Chipman Johnston represents financial and strategic investors, management teams and public companies in connection with their energy transactions. He has an array of domestic and international clients and is a “pleasure to work with” according to many. Leland Corbett is a “consummate professional” who has considerable experience in reorganisations, restructurings, spin-offs and large commercial matters.

Energy is a key area of focus for Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Businesses turn to the firm for its “wide-ranging” knowledge of the oil and gas, electric, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Lawyers here are “trusted advisers” to many of the energy sector’s biggest producers and the firm recently advised leading US coal producer Alpha Natural Resources in a $126 million transaction of 25,000 net acres in the Marcellus Shale.

Our 2016 Energy Lawyer of the Year David Asmus is the “doyen” of oil and gas developments, acquisitions and financings. He leads multidisciplinary teams handling major projects ranging from shale and other unconventional resources, to offshore developments. Clients say he is “simply remarkable”.

Steven Frantz in Washington, DC “effectively counsels” clients in matters involving the regulation and licensing of facilities by regulatory agencies and government bodies. He works alongside the “very technically astute” Timothy Matthews who represents and counsels electric utilities, nuclear industry suppliers and other licensees in wrongdoing investigations, discrimination and regulatory compliance matters. John Matthews is a “global leader” who assists clients seeking regulatory approvals from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for commercial transactions.

Lewis Jones in London is a “recognised authority” who represents sponsors, lenders, governments and private equity investors on the development and financing of international energy and infrastructure projects. The “outstanding” Olivier Chambord, who works out of the Paris and London offices, represents international energy clients in project development, M&A and disposals in Europe and Africa.

Herbert Smith Freehills has a “stellar” energy practice comprising “world renowned” experts with vast experience handling high-stake transactions. With a strong repertoire of projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and an increasing focus on emerging markets such as Russia, Africa and India, the firm remains “unrivalled” in its international capabilities.

In London, John Balsdon co-heads the global energy group with a specific focus in oil and gas. He possesses “invaluable sector experience” which is demonstrated by his work on major deals including the $3.2 billion Blue Stream gas pipeline hailed as a landmark in Russian project finance development. Co-head of the global energy group Anna Howell has a “strong track record” advising high-profile clients in complex cross-border transactions with a particular focus in the oil and gas, LNG and power sub-sectors. Henry Davey’s extensive experience in oil and gas, renewables and energy infrastructure asset classes has seen him acting for major financing firms, including Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of BG Group’s 62.78 per cent majority stake.

In Paris Stéphane Brabant is an industry leader who deals primarily with emerging markets and provides “bespoke solutions” on the structuring of complex investments. The “world-class” Bertrand Montembault leads the energy and infrastructure group in Paris and has more than 20 years of experience in M&A, project implementation, financings and dispute resolution. In Perth, Stuart Barrymore acts for many major oil and gas producers. He boasts an “impressive depth of expertise” in the structuring, acquisition, development and financing of LNG projects. At the same office, Robert Merrick, co-head of the global energy group is a “great strategist” who clients “wouldn’t hesitate to recommend”.

Gowling WLG has extensive international energy and mining practices with expertise across the electricity, renewables, oil and gas and nuclear sectors. The firm deploys multidisciplinary teams to advise on project financing, capital markets, M&A, labour relations and regulatory law affecting clients in the sector.

Cyndi Laval in Vancouver leads the firm’s national corporate finance, M&A and private equity group as well as the mining group. She is praised by peers and clients for her “incredibly responsive and approachable” manner. Brett Kagetsu is the former vice chair of the firm’s corporate finance, M&A and private equity group. He has over two decades of experience in the completion of financings, stock exchange listings and merger transactions in the industry. Kathleen Ritchie’s 20 years of experience includes advising on public and private M&A and corporate finance transactions for mining clients, while Tina Woodside, a “leading corporate and securities lawyer”, provides “sound advice” to clients within the natural resources and mining sectors.

Ahab Abdel-Aziz, global director of nuclear power generation at Gowling WLG, advises Canadian energy corporations and government agencies in policy and legislative development, project development and dispute resolution. He has an “excellent reputation” and is a “technically astute” lawyer. Terence McNally advises on a variety of matters relating to the nuclear power industry. He is an “exceptional strategic adviser” whose experience ranges from private company M&A to director liability and other corporate governance issues. In the UK, both David Brennan and Andrew Wright rank highly for their mining experience.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s energy team provides “tailored solutions” to clients requiring legal assistance in the carbon energy, oil and gas and nuclear power industries. The team works with industry conglomerates and independent producers on securities, regulatory and corporate governance matters.

The firm’s UK office sees four lawyers highly recommended. Project development and finance partner Tim Pick has more than 18 years of experience in this sector. Hailed as a “fine lawyer”, his practice involves advising on some of the largest and most complex projects in Africa and the Middle East. Christopher Pugh is an “accomplished litigator” with “significant experience” in the energy sector, while Alan Rae Smith’s “world-class” practice sees him acting for governments, sponsors, export credit agencies and lenders in large multi-sourced finance projects. Co-head of the low carbon energy group Paul Bowden is noted for his “strong capabilities” in environment and product litigation in the energy sector.

In Abu Dhabi Jonathan Rees impresses with his significant experience in the oil and gas sector in mature and emerging markets. Recent experience includes advising a Ghanaian national oil company in relation to the Jubilee oil field.

Vinson & Elkins has one of the most experienced midstream oil and gas practices in North America. The firm’s dominant market position is demonstrated by its work advising on more than 80 per cent of all natural resource and real estate MLP IPOs completed since 1987. Outside of the US, the firm represents clients on major domestic and international projects including upstream oil and gas developments, LNG export and import terminals and petrochemical and refining facilities.

The Houston office of Vinson & Elkins is a “hub of activity”. For over 30 years the “impressive” Douglas Bland has acted in domestic and international business transactions in upstream, midstream, downstream and clean energy sectors. Alongside him James Tipton Jr, a partner in the energy transactions and projects group, enjoys an “enviable career” in the development of midstream facilities which has seen him working in LNG deals worth several billion US dollars. Fielding Cochran III is a “leading authority” in this field with a successful career spanning over four decades.

In Hong Kong we list the “top-notch” David Lang, who has a broad practice covering LNG projects, natural gas transmission, power, mining and renewable energy projects. Also in Hong Kong, Xiao Yong focuses on international M&A, energy and infrastructure projects. He is hailed as a “major player” in the mining field and is “highly respected” by peers.

ENSafrica’s mining practice covers the full spectrum of related legal matters with a strong track record of advising on matters throughout Africa. The firm’s activities include regulatory and compliance matters, corporate formation and structuring, listings, administrative matters and dispute resolution among others.

Otsile Matlou heads the mining department and is “highly sought after” for his “invaluable knowledge”. He is experienced in all aspects of regulatory work in the mining and petroleum sectors including base and precious metals, coal, rare earths, sand and diamonds. Lloyd Christie boasts a “significant practice” specialising in the waste, water, nuclear and mining industries. The “talented” Willem Le Roux enjoys an “impressive client roster”, including some of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Le Roux co-heads the mine and occupational health and safety department with Pieter Colyn, whose specialist expertise in the mining and construction industries makes him the “go-to” lawyer for transactions in the field. Pat Cronin has built a “pre-eminent practice” over the years, advising large corporates, banks and mining houses on commercial contracts and M&A.

Loren Tibshraeny is a director in the projects department whose “extensive experience” in the oil and gas sector extends throughout Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East and South America.

White & Case boasts a “standout” power and energy practice representing a diverse range of clients from financial institutions to government bodies. The firm recently represented European Investment Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim in the project financing of the $1 billion Negev Energy thermal solar power project in Israel.

In New York, Troy Alexander’s “devotion to helping clients succeed” is lauded by the market. He has helped numerous clients to develop and finance major international projects, often worth billions of dollars. He is joined by the “outstanding” Wendell Maddrey who heads White & Case’s global oil and gas group. His clients include some of the world’s leading oil conglomerates including Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Hess Corporation, Occidental Petroleum and Qatar Petroleum. Global head of energy Arthur Scavone provides “tailored advice to clients’ needs” in international and domestic projects.

On the mining front, Hong Kong-based John Tivey is “highly respected and exceptionally talented” and boasts over 20 years’ experience in the industry, having spent time in-house for pioneering and established mining houses. In Almaty Maxim Telemtayev’s “results driven practice” in energy, mining and power generation receives regular plaudits from international and domestic clients.

Linklaters’ energy and natural resources team provides support and counsel to corporates, governments, regulatory bodies and investors involved in various projects worldwide. The team possesses a “deep understanding” of global and regional business practices and the firm is often regarded as a “dominant player” in the sector. Recent highlights include advising the lenders in relation to the €750 million RusVinyl PVC plant project financing in the Russian Federation, as well as advising the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank as lenders on the €60 million financing of four wind farms.

London-based John Pickett is “widely acknowledged” for his domestic and international power projects and renewable energy work. His notable assignments include acting for the lenders on the Lincs offshore windfarm in the UK – the first to be constructed – as well as acting for the lenders on a portfolio of windfarms in Cape Verde. Sources are “impressed” by Jeremy Gewirtz, who co-heads the firm’s energy and utilities group as well as the power and energy trading teams.

Charles Jacobs is singled out for his “wide-ranging skills” in the global mining and metals sectors where he has served for over 15 years. Robert Cleaver heads the Asia corporate group at Linklaters in Hong Kong. His financing experience in this area has seen him advising extremely high-profile clients including Glencore, Essar Energy, African Barrick Gold, Nikanor and Dimension Data to name a few. Christopher Kelly is also recommended in the sector and is considered an “astute, consummate professional”.

Mayer Brown boasts an “internationally renowned” energy and natural resources practice. Recent deals include representing a member of the Royal Dutch Shell consortium winning the bid to form a joint venture with PetroChina and advising Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company on its privatisation by China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation.

In London, Ian Coles is a “big hitter” who heads the Africa and mining practices and co-heads the project finance practice. Rachel Speight has a “strong focus” on the mining sector and attracts a “devoted client following” in this field. We recognise Jonathan Hosie for his “broad range of experience”, which sees him advising across emerging markets on project documentation and dispute management.

In Houston, co-head of the global energy group Thomas Moore is a “client favourite”. He “stands out” for his corporate, commercial and financial experience in the energy and infrastructure industries.

Allen & Overy has an “impressive” team of energy lawyers who possess “expert knowledge” of greenhouse gas emissions and the growing global demand of energy assets. Practitioners here are an “authority” on matters relating to power and utilities, carbon capture and climate change.

In London, Gareth Price is “highly knowledgeable” in all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy and infrastructure assets. Sheila Connell specialises in power projects and has significant experience of working on all aspects of low carbon. Clients admire her “professionalism and deep knowledge” of this field. Also in London, John Geraghty’s “outstanding” international M&A, cross-border and joint venture work “speaks for itself” according to his clients. Paul Griffin is a “highly respected figure for LNG and large-scale energy disputes”. Sources say “there’s no problem too difficult for him to solve”.

In Perth, Angus Jones is a “leading figure” who specialises in all stages of oil and gas and energy projects including bidding, structuring and joint venture agreements. Alongside him Geoff Simpson is “held in high esteem” for his “all-encompassing knowledge” of the energy and resources sector.

Sidley Austin lawyers are “well equipped” to deal with complex M&A, capital markets, project development and financing transactions in the energy sector. The practice at Sidley is also praised for its ability to offer “salient advice” in matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the US Departments of Energy, Transportation and State.

The Washington, DC office is home to the “pragmatic” William Williams whose work representing interstate gas and oil pipelines Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earns him “top expert” status in the field. Eugene Elrod is a “dominant force” who co-leads Sidley’s global energy practice. He is “extremely well regarded” for his “strong technical ability” in domestic and international transactions. Catherine Karen stands out for her “high-quality advice and client-handling skills” for businesses that require public policy strategies in the environment and energy sectors.

James Rice, co-managing partner of the Houston office, provides an “unparalleled level of service” to clients engaged in oil and gas, petroleum and electric power generation dealings. “Energy law extraordinaire” Mark Glasser brings over 36 years of experience to the area handling accidents and disputes, insurance cases and joint agreements. Glenn Pinkerton has an active practice involving upstream, pipelines, LNG, refining and chemicals, power generation and transmission.

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal’s energy and natural resources team comprises three components: electricity, oil and gas, and mining. The practice has held a dominant position in the market for several years with the firm’s experts leading clients through all aspects of exploration and acquisition site development, financing and management of various energy transactions.

Héctor Mairal is regarded as “one of the strongest lawyers in the area” for his “impressive transactional advice” in high-profile and complex energy dealings. Luis Lucero is a “famous name” known for his involvement in some of Argentina’s biggest mining transactions. Leonardo Rodríguez is a “very competent” practitioner who provides “pragmatic advice” to major mining organisations. The “extremely astute” Barbara Ramperti “knows the industry inside out”. She advises on joint ventures, reorganisations and acquisitions of new business lines while the “highly efficient” Andres Villarreal specialises in all facets of mining M&A.

Hunton & Williams’ energy team is regularly involved in the financing, regulatory and transactional aspects of energy matters. By keeping abreast of economic conditions, clients feel that this team offers “innovative solutions” in a volatile energy market.

The “supremely talented” Bangkok-based Edward Koehler focuses on energy and infrastructure project development and finance and cross-border M&A transactions in Asia. He boasts over 30 years of experience in the sector and plays a key role in some of the industry’s major energy transactions, including representing Equity counsel for a $700 million equity and debt financing project.

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