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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

With a dearth of traditional utility PPAs for US wind projects, project sponsors are evaluating alternative offtake arrangements. At least three types of hedges have emerged...
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) each issued requests for proposals (RFPs) for New York State...
Arizona said an electric cooperative had to pay use taxes on natural gas and coal purchased from out-of-state suppliers to fuel its power plant. The coop owns a 605-megawatt gas...
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