The first decades of the 21st century have introduced both strategic opportunities and significant challenges for the energy sector, driven by globalization, technological advances, and changes in government policies. Faced with high levels of uncertainty, the agenda for energy leaders across the world is dominated by continued energy price volatility and new geopolitical dynamics.

A law firm with global experience in this sector can anticipate the many demands that energy clients confront, presenting them with innovative solutions and practical advice. Shearman & Sterling has been at the forefront of the energy industry since our pioneering work in North Africa and the Middle East, which is indelibly etched into our DNA.

Our Energy team advises clients on their strategic goals around the world. Our lawyers can be found working alongside clients in the deserts of the southwestern United States, the oil fields of Nigeria, the wind farms of Chile and other markets. We provide cutting edge advice across the energy spectrum: Nuclear and Sustainable energies, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Power.

We represent clients across a broad range of services, including: Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Antitrust; Arbitration; Capital Markets; Environmental; Finance; Intellectual Property & Technology; International Trade & Investment; Investment Funds; Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Project Development & Finance, Real Estate; and Tax.

Wherever our clients conduct business, our team can help find the right solutions.

Real Estate insights Early Views on the US Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Under a Trump Administration

Energy and infrastructure policy was as at the forefront of the presidential election discussion and has continued to be highlighted as a focus for the Trump administration. Partner
Rob Freedman takes an early look at how a Trump administration could affect the renewables, oil, gas and coal, infrastructure, including private investment and P3s, brownfield infrastructure assets and legislation. Read more >

Real Estate insights In a two-part video series, partner
Rob Freedman discusses how the mix of power generation – between renewables, oil & gas and coal – will not likely be affected baring a change in market forces and how Trump’s infrastructure plan points to a continuation of investment opportunities in mature infrastructure assets and other public-private partnerships (or P3s). Watch >

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