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A complex host of legal challenges confronts businesses and governments in their efforts to meet the world's demand for oil.

Duane Morris has long served clients in the oil industry. Our attorneys draw upon a combination of legal and industry experience to represent clients in regulatory proceedings before state and federal agencies and international forums. With the resources of a global firm, our Energy Practice can help clients in a variety of corporate acquisitions, including the leasing, purchase and sale of undeveloped and producing properties, gathering and processing systems, pipelines and other significant assets as well as due diligence, bids and related financing issues. Throughout the entire business cycle, Duane Morris attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients with matters concerning oil exploration, facility construction, distribution, refining, import/export, financing and related transactions.

Our practice is both national and international in scope. Duane Morris Energy attorneys have worked with clients in the drafting and negotiation of study, bidding and operating groups, and other forms of association for the conduct of international oil and gas operations. Our Energy attorneys also represent clients before foreign governmental entities within host countries during the bidding, negotiation and performance of exploration and production contracts.

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FERC Sets Ginna Nuclear Facility Agreement for Hearing
Dennis J. Hough,Stephen L. Teichler, April 22, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) continues to look askance at utility requests for guaranteed income streams for their generation resources. Most recently, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC (Ginna) received a lukewarm reception to its request to establish a rate...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Renewable Energy
Oliver Massmann, March 30, 2015
In accordance with the growth of Vietnam’s economy and population, the country is thirsting for energy. Vietnam’s energy requirement increases by approx. 15% per annum. In 2008, the growth of the Gross National Product has almost doubled. It is expected that a further increase by at...

Electricity Policy Shifts Are Gaining Momentum in New York
Dennis J. Hough,Stephen L. Teichler, March 26, 2015
In what is likely to be a harbinger of changes to status quo retail electricity markets, services and grid planning, the New York State Public Service Commission (New York PSC) adopted a new policy framework that would significantly influence the development of the electricity industry for years to...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Energy Sector
Oliver Massmann, March 25, 2015
Vietnam’s rapid development led at the same time to a continuous increase of energy requirement, both in the private sector and in the industry. Since then, the consumption of electricity has been rising by 15% per annum and, as a result, has considerably exceeded the economic growth rate....

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Public Procurement in the Energy Sector
Oliver Massmann, March 25, 2015
The Law on Foreign Investment in Vietnam permits business to be conducted in Vietnam through any of these entities.