Bracewell are consistently able to handle any issue we throw at them.

Chambers USA, 2024

Bracewell has “the full spectrum of expertise needed” to handle any dispute in the energy sector, according to Chambers USA (2024).

Our lawyers, who are nationally ranked by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US, represent energy companies, both as plaintiffs and as defendants. This gives us a unique understanding the strategies used by both sides and the issues likely to make a difference in a case’s ultimate outcome. We draw on this knowledge to focus our arguments on the points that will most likely resonated with judges, arbitrators and juries.

Our energy litigation practice is broad in scope. We handle a range of matters that includes:

  • royalty disputes, including private litigation and government actions
  • upstream oil and gas operations
  • supply contract litigation
  • service contract litigation
  • energy project construction disputes
  • downstream operations and contracts
  • pricing and trading litigation
  • regulatory reviews and rate-making proceedings
  • intellectual property, including patents and trade secrets
  • government investigations and litigation
  • international arbitration

In the oil and gas sector, for example, we successfully represented Apache  against Apollo Exploration LLC in one of the most significant oil and gas cases in recent memory. We also represented Apache in industry-leading arbitration related to royalty ownership, pollution, class actions, oil and gas co-tenancies and lease termination.

In the power and renewables sector, we represent some of the world’s largest power producers in litigation and arbitration throughout the United States, including before federal and state regulatory bodies. Our lawyers have addressed virtually every major issue in power sector, from issues related to renewable energy to cross-border disputes. For several years, we have advised Powerex in connection with novel legal issues related to Canada’s cross-border participation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO)’s western energy imbalance market (EIM).

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