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Chadbourne is a globally-recognized name in the energy industry.

Its work cuts across the sector, including renewable energy, conventional power plants, nuclear power, electric transmission lines, oil and gas production, pipelines, LNG terminals, petrochemicals facilities, biofuels, fuel cells and storage facilities.  It has worked on energy projects on six continents and in more than 80 countries and on many transactions that were named deals of the year by industry publications. 

It acts as counsel to many prominent companies. Its client list in the sector runs to five pages, single-spaced double-column entries. 

Chadbourne helped give birth to the independent power industry in the United States after the Arab oil embargo in the 1970’s, litigating all the way to the US Supreme Court to help open markets. It is well known for its work in emerging markets.   It has been a first mover in the distributed solar sector.

The firm has one of the deepest benches of any energy law firm in the world, with specialists in energy regulation, power contracts, electric transmission agreements, oil and gas transportation contracts,  EPC and O&M contracts, vendor supply arrangements, production sharing and royalty agreements, power hedges, swaps, development agreements, joint ventures, bank and term loan B debt, mezzanine debt, project bonds, tax equity financing, political risk insurance and real estate, environmental, tax, securities law, bankruptcy and other essential areas of expertise in deals.   

Chadbourne lawyers are recognized thought leaders in the energy industry. The firm publishes the highly-regarded Project Finance NewsWire that is distributed to 46,000 people and a separate Oil & Gas NewsWire and regularly posts updates to a lively Project Finance News blog that can be found on the firm website. It hosts webinars and workshops on topical subjects that have drawn more than 2,000 people. It hosts an annual global energy and finance conference, now in its 27th year, that is by invitation only and draws the top people at project developers and the banks and private equity funds that finance the sector.

Publication Highlights

The US Environmental Protection Agency filled in details in late June about how it will reward generators in states that move early to reduce carbon emissions ahead of deadlines...
Minnesota cannot bar Minnesota utilities from signing new long-term-power contracts to buy electricity from fossil-fuel power plants in other states, a US appeals court said in...
Utilities are working to squash net metering, but missing the larger picture. Seventy-five percent of the 1,800 megawatts of new power purchase agreements signed by wind companies...

Events

Many smaller developers lack capital to take their projects through construction. They end up seeding projects for larger developers. Their goal is to move the projects as far up...

Blogs

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...
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Publications

The US Environmental Protection Agency filled in details in late June about how it will reward generators in states that move early to reduce carbon emissions ahead of deadlines...
Minnesota cannot bar Minnesota utilities from signing new long-term-power contracts to buy electricity from fossil-fuel power plants in other states, a US appeals court said in...
Utilities are working to squash net metering, but missing the larger picture. Seventy-five percent of the 1,800 megawatts of new power purchase agreements signed by wind companies...

Events

Many smaller developers lack capital to take their projects through construction. They end up seeding projects for larger developers. Their goal is to move the projects as far up...
North American Offshore Wind Development & Finance Summit
Benjamin Koenigsberg moderated a panel titled "Financiers' Perspectives on Financing Offshore Wind in the EU vs. in the US." This panel of financiers provided their perspectives...
META Projects Expo 2014
Chadbourne & Parke LLP is proud to sponsor the META Projects Expo 2014 in Dubai, UAE. This conference brings together policy-makers, sponsors, developers, investors,...

Blogs

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting a project finance article or news item from the past. It is often interesting and thought provoking to look back on these...