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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

A record number of people — more than 900 — attended a solar finance and investment summit in San Diego in March, reflecting the strong interest among developers and financiers in...
Forty-one coal-fired power plants with a generating capacity of 5,600 megawatts are expected to be retired in 2016 in the United States, according to the US Energy Information...
US investment tax credit regulations are unlikely to be updated before 2017. The Internal Revenue Service is sorting through 25 to 30 comment letters as it gears up to rewrite...

Blogs

The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...
The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...
The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...
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Publications

A record number of people — more than 900 — attended a solar finance and investment summit in San Diego in March, reflecting the strong interest among developers and financiers in...
Forty-one coal-fired power plants with a generating capacity of 5,600 megawatts are expected to be retired in 2016 in the United States, according to the US Energy Information...
US investment tax credit regulations are unlikely to be updated before 2017. The Internal Revenue Service is sorting through 25 to 30 comment letters as it gears up to rewrite...

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

The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...
The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...
The US government subsidizes the cost of many renewable power projects through tax benefits. These tax benefits can be worth around 50% of the project’s cost. They primarily...