For more than a century, O’Melveny’s Energy Group has advised clients on their most challenging cases and innovative transactions. Our pioneering work in the field dates as far back as 1891, when we handled the construction of one of the earliest hydroelectric plants—and to this day, we continue to provide utilities, developers, operators, and investors with strategic counseling on their most important business and legal matters.
We feature a global team with enormous experience working across the upstream, midstream, and downstream segments of the energy industry. Our work in the oil and gas sector, for example, includes structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions throughout the upstream value chain, including acquisitions of exploration and production rights, advising on commercial arrangements for the development and production phases, and drafting offtake/sales and transportation agreements. We are equally strong on the development side, where we have handled the structuring, development, and financing of a wide array of electricity generating facilities, including utility projects, large independent power projects, cogeneration facilities, electricity transmission and distribution systems, and small power production facilities.
As emerging technologies have proliferated cleaner, renewable, and more efficient methods of producing, storing, and transmitting energy, our practice has evolved to support the companies and investors driving the nascent alternative energy space. From major industry financiers, developers, and producers to innovative start-ups and investors, we represent and advise across a full-service platform that includes robust project finance, tax, environmental, real estate, public policy, and regulatory capabilities. Our team includes highly regarded lawyers with deep experience in the solar, wind, ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, and clean and sustainable technology sectors. And our experience includes structuring some of the most innovative deals in the industry. For example, our lawyers structured the first-ever leveraged lease financing of a wind power project, the first-ever leveraged renewable energy project to utilize Treasury grants in lieu of ITCs, and the first-ever wind power transaction financed by institutional equity investors.
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