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Our Energy Practice delivers the combined legal experience of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers together with an in-depth understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of the energy industry to bring transactions, regulatory proceedings, and disputes to successful completion.

Our lawyers understand both the traditional principles and evolving trends that apply to established and emerging energy industry participants, which allows us to help our clients stay in front of (rather than just reacting to) the changes, small and large, that face the industry.

We advise the full spectrum of energy-related clients — governments and national energy companies; electric and gas independents and utilities; oil, gas, and mineral producers; pipeline, processing and distribution companies; electric transmission companies; developers and owners of wind power and other renewable energy sources; BTU conversion developers; services, construction, engineering, and environmental firms; companies trading electricity, natural gas, financial instruments, and emissions; and financial institutions providing capital and related services to these industries.

Group Presentations
2013 Speaker Series: Year-End Energy Litigation Update, December 19, 2013
Infrastructure and Oil & Gas in Brazil: Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges, October 2, 2013
Global Business Essentials: Brazil, April 24, 2013
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy, February 14, 2013
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Mexican Congress Approves Bill to Open Oil and Gas Sector to Private Investment
José Estandía,Francisco Pams,Alberto de la Parra, December 19, 2013
On December 16, the Mexican Congress and the majority of the states' legislatures approved a bill reforming the legal framework for the Mexican oil and gas sector (the "Energy Bill"). The Energy Bill represents a major change in the sector and a huge step toward expanding and modernizing...

Mexican Congress Approves Bill to Open Mexico's Electricity Industry to Private Investors
José Estandía,Gerald P. Farano,Francisco Pams,Alberto de la Parra, December 18, 2013
On December 16, the Mexican Congress and the majority of the states' legislatures approved a bill reforming the energy legal framework (the "Energy Bill"). The Energy Bill represents one of the major changes in the sector and is a huge step forward toward the expansion and modernization...

Pipeline Safety: PHMSA Adopts Important but Limited Updates to its Enforcement and Hearing Procedures
, November 01, 2013
Effective October 25, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ("PHMSA"), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, implemented new regulations (i) increasing the maximum civil penalty for violations of its substantive pipeline safety regulations, and (ii)...

Mexican Government Looking to Open Mexico's Oil, Gas, and Electricity Industries to Private Investors
José Estandía,Francisco Pams,Alberto de la Parra, August 17, 2013
On December 2, 2012, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico's primary political parties entered into the "Pacto por México" (in English, the "Pact for Mexico"), which, among other things, called for reformation of Mexico's energy legal framework....

Renewable Energy in Japan: One Year After the Implementation of the Feed-in Tariff Law
Hirokazu Ina,Naho Kaneko,Kaoru Umino, August 09, 2013
In the year since the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities (the "Act") became effective, Japan’s renewable energy market has developed rapidly as a result of the feed-in tariff system for renewable energy projects,...

No Implied Duty for Operators to Develop "Each Economically Exploitable Strata," Says Pennsylvania Superior Court
, July 18, 2013
In a published opinion on July 12, the Pennsylvania Superior Court—an intermediate appellate court—adhered to the express terms of an oil and gas lease, and affirmed the trial court's decision rejecting the landowners' attempts at terminating the lease due to the operator's failure to...

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Lease Act Enhances Royalty Transparency and Authorizes Limited Contiguous Lease Integration
, July 16, 2013
On July 9, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 259 into law. This legislation, which takes effect 60 days after enactment, requires specific minimum information to accompany royalty payments in Pennsylvania and authorizes the operator, in limited circumstances, to integrate contiguous leases to...

U.S. District Court Invalidates SEC's Rules Regarding Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
Bradley C. Brasser,Michael G. Marting,Michael J. Solecki,Darrell W. Taylor,Andrew C. Thomas, July 04, 2013
On July 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated on summary judgment the resource extraction rules adopted by the SEC pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"). The resource extraction rules, adopted in August 2012,...

Texas Railroad Commission Updates Rules for Construction of Oil and Gas Wells
Jason F. Leif,Omar Samji,Jeffrey A. Schlegel,William P.M. Schwind,James E. Vallee, May 31, 2013
Last week, the Texas Railroad Commission ("TRC") adopted changes to its rules governing the construction of oil and gas wells. The new standards, which have come to be known as the "Well Integrity Rule," will provide clearer and more definitive construction guidelines for...

Department of Energy Approves Freeport Application to Export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries
, May 22, 2013
After a nearly two-year freeze on processing applications to export liquefied natural gas ("LNG") to countries that do not have a free trade agreement ("FTA") with the United States, on May 17, 2013, the United States Department of Energy ("DOE") announced that it had...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Resolves Marcellus Shale Ownership and Lease Uncertainty by Reaffirming Longtime Dunham Rule Concludes that Natural Gas Produced from the Marcellus Shale Formation is not a "Mineral"
, May 01, 2013
Natural gas producers and landowners alike breathed a sigh of relief on April 24, 2013 as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the "Supreme Court" or "Court") overturned a lower court decision that questioned whether subsurface ownership rights of natural gas in shale formations...