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    Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, finance and technology industries throughout the world.

    Our industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by our clients and enables us to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.



  • Opel, who is based in Austin, focuses his practice on public finance, infrastructure and transportation development, and public-private partnerships. He advises various governmental entities on state and local government finance matters, including traditional state and local municipal finance, transportation project finance, tax increment finance and public improvement districts.

  • Legal 500 notes that Bracewell has “one of the most experienced teams in the market in the energy sector and possibly the best team for oil and gas matters.”

  • The facility, a 625 MW gas-fueled peaking asset, is located in Dixon, Illinois and serves the PJM ComEd electricity market.

  • Bracewell has advised Impact Oil and Gas Ltd on the farm-out to subsidiaries of Total S.A. of a 70 percent interest in Block 2913B, offshore Namibia and 77.78 percent of Impact’s interest in Orange Basin Deep TCP in South Africa. Both are deepwater exploration blocks.


“I am always impressed with the team at Bracewell. They are very client-oriented and all the lawyers I work with have significant industry experience in addition to their legal acumen.”
Chambers USA, 2017

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Bracewell lawyers recommended by The Legal 500 United States
in 2017


Bracewell lawyers recognized by Chambers Global in 2017


Bracewell lawyers recognized by Chambers USA in 2017