Energy & Natural Resources

A Leading Resource for the Energy Sector


Debevoise is recognized as a valued advisor in the energy sector, with depth of experience across multiple disciplines that gives the practice a unique vantage point in the industry.

According to Legal 500, Debevoise’s Energy and Natural Resources practice has “the horsepower to take on any task at any time,” with “first-class” results. The practice advises on a range of complex transactional projects in the energy and natural resources space, including oil and gas exploration and production ventures, off-take and marketing arrangements, investments and financings of refineries, power plants and other facilities, pipeline acquisitions and numerous sorts of project financings, as well as green tech and renewables.

Exceptional capabilities across a number of related disciplines provide a unique vantage point in the industry. Clients benefit from access to a broad range of practice and regional groups within the firm, including environmental, litigation, Russia, Latin America, finance, M&A, funds, private equity and tax. The firm’s collaborative approach ensures access to teams of specialists with the insight required for a successful outcome.

The Debevoise team is both market wise and innovative – it uses and adapts existing deal technology and established market practices, and where appropriate thinks “outside the box” to accommodate the needs of a broad spectrum of clients and navigate the complex economics that can arise in energy-related deals.

The group is keenly aware and understands the varying strategies and risk appetites that different clients have. That awareness and the team’s understanding of current trends in the energy sector enable it to represent a broad spectrum of clients – developers, public and private utilities, independent power producers, equity investors, monoline insurers, energy tech companies and lenders.

Clients also rely on the firm’s unusual global perspective. Ranked as a leading firm for Energy and Natural Resources in the United States and Russia by Chambers, the practice has a robust international presence, with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Moscow. The team also has a strong history of collaboration with other firms when required, including local counsel, when relevant regulatory experience makes them best-equipped to address such issues.