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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 insightsLNG Updates: Antitrust Implications in Japan and Denial of Export Projects in US
Japan, the world’s biggest buyer of LNG is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts. Partners James Webber and Anthony Patten examine the concern that such territorial restrictions could now be resulting in a reduction in trading volumes, liquidity and increasing buy-side risk. Read more >

oil gas industry insightsFERC’ surprised industry observers late last year when it denied requests for a rehearing denying the authorization for a proposed LNG export project for the first time since FERC began considering large-scale LNG export projects in 2012. Counsel Donna Bobbish examines the issue. Read more >

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