Energy Transactions



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Energy Transactions

Closing Energy Deals with Straight Talk

Businesses that explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport, process and use energy resources are among the most capital intensive in the world. Energy industry transactions—from business combinations to capital raising—are high stake and big impact.

Andrews Kurth lawyers help natural gas, oil and electric power companies, and power and liquid natural gas (LNG) project developers to structure and finance the deals that fuel their growth. Our counsel on industry-defining projects includes:

More than 85 of our lawyers form one of the nation’s largest, and highly effective, energy transaction practices. Annually, the dollar value of energy-related projects for which Andrews Kurth provides legal counsel often tops $1 billion.

The result of our Straight Talk approach is seen in our top-tier energy industry rankings, including being credited with “Deal of the Year” on numerous occasions. Our work has led to rankings as a Top 10 Power Project Finance firm by American Lawyer magazine and recognition by Petroleum Economist magazine. We get deals done for a range of energy clients including:

Business Combinations

Oil, petroleum, natural gas and electric power companies frequently engage us to devise an optimal organizational approach to business combinations. 

One facet of our counsel is structuring partnership and joint venture arrangements. We also counsel on related sophisticated tax allocation, governance and ownership strategies. The overall goal is to maximize available financial return for clients while assuring agreed participation and compliance with all regulatory requirements. 

Financing Counsel

Andrews Kurth lawyers assist our clients in arranging and documenting favorable financing terms and advise on the full array of financing structures, including: 

Global Energy Projects Finance

Andrews Kurth’s worldwide counsel encompasses projects involving development, finance, restructuring, purchasing and selling energy, and other infrastructure endeavors. 

We have facilitated projects valued at hundreds of millions of dollars across the globe advising energy companies, national oil companies, contractors and financial institutions on all aspects of international project development in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.

Deals of the Year

Noted transactions that earned accolades from Project Finance magazine included our counsel in “2002 Latin American Petrochemical Deal of the Year,” which involved a $237 million term loan to finance a 5,000 ton per day methanol production facility in Trinidad/Tobago. 

Also mentioned was our counsel in “2000 Latin America Oil & Gas Deal of the Year,” for the Compañia Mega project, a three-unit liquid natural gas processing plant at the southern tip of Argentina in South America.

Major Infrastructure Projects

Our transactional counsel on international energy projects includes: 

Privatization of National Energy Companies

Andrews Kurth has played a significant advisory role in helping formerly state-owned energy companies privatize and secure public financing. We have a special focus on these types of conversions in South America. Our record of achievement includes: 

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