The first two decades of the 21st century have introduced both strategic opportunities and significant challenges for the energy sector. Energy players across the world are faced with high levels of uncertainty, notably stemming from energy price volatility and changing geopolitical dynamics.

Lower oil prices are causing challenges for producers and resource holding governments but providing opportunities for investments in new downstream markets, including emerging economies. An increased awareness of social responsibility has led to an increase in government funding for renewable projects and finding ways to access financing through green bonds. Continued need and demand for power generation, and corresponding transmission, generally continues to drive new growth in the power sector in many markets throughout the world.

We partner with our clients to provide cutting-edge advice across the globe and the energy spectrum — nuclear and sustainable energies, oil & gas, petrochemicals and power. What sets us apart is our commercial, solution-driven approach. From our long and deep experience of many markets and jurisdictions, we understand what our clients need, and we deploy the right people irrespective of where they are located to ensure their needs are met.

As a law firm with global experience in the energy sector, we anticipate the many demands that our clients confront, providing innovative solutions and practical transactional and dispute advice across a broad range of services, including: Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Antitrust; Capital Markets; Environmental; Finance; Intellectual Property & Technology; International Arbitration; International Trade & Investment; Investment Funds; Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Project Development & Finance, Real Estate; and Tax.


Shearman & Sterling’s Global Hydrogen legal team has deep experience in all aspects of the hydrogen value chain, including:

  • Hydrogen technology, production, and downstream conversion
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Financing, construction, and development.

Our dedicated partner-led teams based in New York, Houston, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, London, the UAE, and Riyadh, are top-tier ranked for projects, financing, M&A and disputes. We have a premier client list in the hydrogen sector, and are advisers to NOCs, IOCs, lenders, developers, technology suppliers, engineering companies and contractors.

We are also advisers on the largest and most complex projects and transactions, including the world’s first green hydrogen megaproject, about to commence construction.

Hydrogen Team Info and Experience