Practice Areas & Industries: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

 





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In addition to "expertise in energy and commodity enforcement defense, regulatory work and compliance issues," the "team also possesses extensive expertise in structured finance and M&A matters, and has expert knowledge of energy derivatives" - Chambers USA

Cadwalader’s leading energy and commodities team has broad and deep experience in all forms of complex regulatory, compliance, transactional, investigations, and enforcement defense matters involving energy, metals, and agricultural commodities and related listed and over-the-counter derivatives.  We provide counsel to leading U.S. and international financial institutions; investment funds; oil, power and natural gas companies, producers, and developers; industrial and commercial customers; trade associations; commodity marketers; exchanges and clearing organizations.

Regulation & Compliance: We have extensive experience representing clients in all types of regulatory matters, including those before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), multiple state public utility commissions (PUCs), as well as regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs).

Investigations: We regularly represent clients before the CFTC, FERC, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), congressional committees, and in investigations performed by foreign regulators. We also advise on compliance and enforcement issues before NERC, and certain state PUCs.

Transactions: Our team has wide-ranging and extensive experience in all forms of complex transactional matters involving the energy, agriculture, metals and derivatives sectors and advise clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, private equity, structured transactions, all forms of debt finance, as well as restructuring should the need arise.

Renewables: We have more than a decade of experience in the renewable and alternative power project development and finance, emissions control and trading, energy efficiency and demand response, and the energy trading industries, giving our team an unparalleled understanding of the transformative impact of energy and climate change on international business.

With attorneys located in New York, Washington, DC, London and Houston, we offer clients practical insights into the evolving regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the global energy and commodities markets. Many of the leading lawyers who comprise the team were previously affiliated with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state public utility commissions, and commodity trading businesses.  They are also long-time members of leading industry organizations, such as the American Bar Association’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee, the Energy Bar Association, the Futures Industry Association Law and Compliance Division, SIFMA, and ISDA, giving them unique insight into, and knowledge of, this increasingly competitive and regulated industry.


 
 
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FERC Denies Rehearing in DC Energy- Clarifies Position on Reportable IBTs and Side Steps Jurisdictional Issue
, July 18, 2013
By order issued July 12, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) denied requests for rehearing of its March 9, 2012 order denying the complaint of DC Energy, LLC (“DCE”) and DC Energy Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“DCE...

FERC Commissioners Receive ISO/RTO Gas-Electric Coordination Reports at Open Meeting, Significant Issues Remain
, May 22, 2013
As natural gas prices have decreased in the United States, electricity market operators’ reliance on gas-fired generation to serve consumers’ needs has steadily increased. This increased reliance has sharpened the focus on significant impediments resulting from a somewhat disjointed...