Oil & Gas

Lawyers in Shearman & Sterling's Oil & Gas Group continue to be leaders in the most complex and innovative transactions in the oil and gas industry. We leverage the firm’s leading practices in project development & finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, litigation and international arbitration, as well as other essential corporate disciplines, to help clients achieve their business goals across all areas of the industry. Our oil and gas clients also benefit from our significant FCPA and global anti-corruption compliance knowledge and experience.

Located in the key markets of the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, we are where the action is—from Mozambique and Tanzania in East Africa to British Columbia in Western Canada. We advise clients through all stages of the worldwide energy chain, including exploration, production and refining to transportation, receiving and storage, as well as LNG and petrochemicals projects.

Our notable clients include oil and gas companies (majors, independents and national oil companies) and utilities, as well as governments around the world. We also represent contractors, traders and financial institutions active in the industry.

Our cross-office and multidisciplinary approach enables us to provide our clients with broad industry knowledge and geographic coverage and to meet the demands of the most complex and challenging transactions and projects.

oil gas industry insightsOil and Gas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – An Overview
Partner Marwan Elaraby discusses how the oil and gas sector is, by a significant margin, the most important contributor to the Kingdom’s economy, which traditionally runs a significant annual current account surplus, as well as a major source of the country’s global financial and political influence.
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