Bracewell is a strong firm with a deep bench. The team understand the technical aspects of transactions and are able to succinctly boil down the main points.

Chambers Global, 2023

Global Leader in Oil & Gas Law

Bracewell has one of the world’s top oil and gas practices. For more than a half century, we have drawn on our deep industry knowledge to advise clients on leading transactions across the oil and gas value chain, including the midstream, downstream, upstream and service sectors. Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers UK consistently rank our oil and gas practice, including our lawyers, in their top bands — a testament to our extensive experience and knowledge of the commercial, legal and regulatory challenges faced by our oil and gas clients.

We have one of the largest dedicated energy teams in the world. We also have one of the largest environmental practices in the United States with extensive experience in oil and gas projects; a finance team that is a market leader in oil and gas finance; a tax team with deep experience across the energy value chain; a capital markets team that works extensively with issuers and underwriters in energy company offerings; a large litigation team with a broad range of experience resolving complex disputes; an antitrust team immersed in the competitive issued faced by our oil and gas clients; and an intellectual property group experienced in defending the IP rights of energy companies across the globe.

Our team represents a diverse range of oil and gas sector participants, including Apache Corporation, Cheniere, Eni, Enterprise Products, EOG Resources, Establissements Maurel & Prom, Genel Energy, Hilcorp, Holly Energy PartnersKinder MorganNeptune Energy (backed by Carlyle and other private equity investors), Pembina, Phillips 66, Pioneer Natural Resources, Savannah Energy and TC Energy. We also represent commercial banks, investment banks, trading houses, private equity funds and other investors in the oil and gas space.

Our oil and gas lawyers are located in key energy hubs throughout the world, which allows us to work seamlessly on transactions across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We are highly regarded for our work on cross-border transactions. As one client told Chambers Global (2020), “what Bracewell is able to do that no other equivalent firm is able to do is bring equivalent expertise from both markets [US and UK], which leads to a very seamless service.”

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