Global Gas and LNG Practice
Full Service Expertise in the Global Gas Sector
Bracewell’s global gas practice has extensive experience across transactional and corporate matters, project development, finance, commercial, regulatory and environmental issues and disputes along the gas value chain. • Transactional and Corporate Expertise — Our transactional lawyers advise national gas companies, majors and super-majors, independent gas companies, start-ups, trading houses, lenders, private equity firms and other strategic investors on the full range of corporate and transactional matters across the gas value chain. We get deals done effectively and efficiently - we assess our clients’ options, develop strategic solutions, align our clients’ interests with other stakeholders, and negotiate and document complex gas exploration, development and production transactions around the world. • Project Development Expertise —We help our clients structure and finance first-of-their kind gas projects across the gas value chain. Bracewell has a proven track record of helping clients to successfully develop gas-to-power projects, domestic and cross-border pipelines, gas storage facilities, LNG import and export projects and other gas commercialization projects across the globe. We create contractual frameworks (including the implementation of the relevant procurement strategy for the project) that ensure that the different components of a major gas project, and the players involved in the project, work seamlessly together.
• Commercial Agreements Expertise — Our lawyers have experience with, and regularly negotiate and draft, the core commercial agreements that underlie the natural gas industry, whether gas transportation agreements, storage agreements, purchases and sales agreements, gas processing, LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), LNG facility tolling agreements, NGL-related agreements, including processing, transportation and fractionation, and other agreements, whether based on standardized forms or bespoke agreements negotiated for particular transactions. We know the business and we know how the business is done by our clients. That knowledge allows us to help our clients advance transactions and projects based on intimate knowledge and experience with the applicable agreements. • Regulatory Expertise — Bracewell’s globally recognized regulatory, compliance and public law specialists provide critical guidance into the evolving regulatory environment in which gas projects and transactions are taking place. We understand our clients’ obligations under applicable regulations, develop models that are compatible with those regulations, and align our clients’ commercial objectives with the applicable regulatory regime. Our team guides our clients through gas and LNG marketing and trading regulations, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption rules, and permitting requirements. • Disputes Expertise — Bracewell’s acclaimed dispute resolution team has handled almost every type of dispute affecting the global gas industry. The team has experience in resolving gas-related disputes around the world through international arbitration under all major arbitration regimes (including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL) and litigation. Our deep knowledge of the gas sector, and extensive history of advising on gas disputes, helps us anticipate arguments to best prepare our clients for proceedings resulting in successful outcomes.
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