Industry

Energy and Natural Resources

The energy and natural resource industry is dynamic, diverse, and global in scale. Companies in this sector demand comprehensive and creative legal solutions.

The energy and natural resources group at Hogan Lovells works with major energy companies, natural resource developers, financial institutions, investment funds, and governments and their agencies.

Whether you have a complex transaction, an energy project to finance, natural resource to develop, regulation to navigate, a contentious dispute to resolve, or intellectual property to protect or manage, we will work as part of your team to solve your toughest legal issues. We understand that markets, technology, and regulation are major business drivers in the energy and natural resources sector.

Our network of energy lawyers spans Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. We think and act both locally and globally. We use our knowledge of local markets and our familiarity with international best practices to bring you practical solutions that can be implemented wherever your business takes you.

Our award-winning oil and gas team works in all sectors of the industry, including upstream exploration and production; oil and natural gas pipelines (both domestic and cross border); liquefied natural gas (LNG), gasification, gas storage, trading, and distribution; and crude oil refining and trading. 

We’re an ally to major power and utility companies and other stakeholders in the electricity space, including financial institutions, lenders, and investment funds. We work with clients like you in the conventional, renewable, and nuclear sectors on all aspects of their business. 

Our full-service mining and resources team advises clients in all key regions, both in terms of operations and outbound investment. We bring clients innovative solutions related to mineral development, water projects, clean water, and natural resources sales and trading.

Representative experience

Sole project counsel on the US$45bn Shah Deniz Project, advising on the gas value chain from Azerbaijan to Italy.

Advised Shell in defending claims brought in the English courts by members of the Bodo community in relation to two operational oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Represented Exelon in patent counselling and diligence in the area of enhanced power generation technologies.

Advised Asian Development Bank on the development of five water/wastewater projects in India procured through PPP.

Represented Kazakhstan in developing various laws and regulations for the development of mineral resources on state-owned land.

Represent international oil companies and national oil companies in complex transactions and provide related operational advice.

Advised Royal Gold, Inc. on multiple precious metal streaming transactions, with a 2015 aggregate value exceeding US$1.4bn.

Advised Alstom on the disposal of its €12.4bn energy business to General Electric and establishment of joint ventures in three energy sectors.

Developed a comprehensive cybersecurity incident response plan for one of the largest energy producers, traders, and distributors in the U.S.

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