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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

Award-Winning Deals Include Power, Renewables, Transportation and Petrochemical Projects Across Three Continents Chadbourne & Parke LLP advised on six deals that will be...
Congressional leaders reached agreement last night on a government spending and tax extenders deal that will extend tax credits for US renewable energy projects. The deal is...
Mexico will issue the first request for proposals and bidding guidelines on November 11 to bid on 15-year contracts to sell capacity and electricity from clean energy sources and...

Blogs

Turkey’s energy regulator granted its first ever solar license in late 2015.  It is a 49-year generation license granted to Turkish developer Solentegre Enerji Yatirimlari...
by Scott Cockerham and John Marciano, in Washington   Christmas came early this year for wind and solar developers. Congress, in an uncharacteristically generous mood,...
As the solar industry braces for a sunset of the Solar Investment Tax Credit, consumers should be viewing this sunset as a political endorsement of the fossil fuel industry, which...
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Publications

Award-Winning Deals Include Power, Renewables, Transportation and Petrochemical Projects Across Three Continents Chadbourne & Parke LLP advised on six deals that will be...
Congressional leaders reached agreement last night on a government spending and tax extenders deal that will extend tax credits for US renewable energy projects. The deal is...
Mexico will issue the first request for proposals and bidding guidelines on November 11 to bid on 15-year contracts to sell capacity and electricity from clean energy sources and...

Events

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,...
Chadbourne & Parke LLP is a sponsor of the upcoming Bonds & Loans Mexico 2014 conference in Mexico City, Mexico.  Bonds & Loans Mexico is the only conference...

Blogs

Turkey’s energy regulator granted its first ever solar license in late 2015.  It is a 49-year generation license granted to Turkish developer Solentegre Enerji Yatirimlari...
by Scott Cockerham and John Marciano, in Washington   Christmas came early this year for wind and solar developers. Congress, in an uncharacteristically generous mood,...
As the solar industry braces for a sunset of the Solar Investment Tax Credit, consumers should be viewing this sunset as a political endorsement of the fossil fuel industry, which...