International News: Spotlight on the Energy Industry

US RENEWABLES: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES PERSIST IN UNCONVENTIONAL PLACES

Christopher Gladbach | Seth B. Doughty

Apart from a few challenges, the sellers’ market in renewable energy is accelerating under the Biden administration, leading international investors to seek opportunities in non-traditional investments. Read more.

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THE US $2.3 TRILLION AMERICAN JOBS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Elle Hayes | Dominique J. Torsiello | Carl J. Fleming | Ranajoy Basu

In March this year, US President Joe Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan, the first of a two-part infrastructure package to revive the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic and the second stage of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. Read more.

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SOUTH EAST ASIA RENEWABLES MARKET

Ignatius K. Hwang | Merrick White

Despite considerable challenges, South East Asia is pulling out all the stops to transition to primarily renewable energy in the coming years. Read more.

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GREEN AMMONIA: AT THE INTERSECTION OF PETROCHEMICALS AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION

John Bridge | Parker A. Lee

As the world seeks to transition to a lower carbon economy, replacing traditional hydrocarbon-based transport fuels in the automobile, aviation, and shipping industries will be important. Read more.

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CLEAN ENERGY EMPLOYERS ARE THE NEW TARGET FOR ORGANISED LABOUR

Ellen M. Bronchetti | Ron Holland | Saniya Ahmed

Employers in the clean energy sector should be prepared to consider how changes to the US labour landscape are likely to impact their workforce. Read more.

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COMPETITION POLICY AND THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL: A PATHWAY TOWARDS CLEAN ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Hendrik Viaene | David Henry | Karolien Van der Putten

EU competition rules—particularly State aid, merger control, and antitrust rules—are playing a key role in supporting the goals of the European Green Deal. Read more.

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NOT YET THE END FOR HYDROCARBONS

Merrick White

There has there been significant activity in the Asian upstream market this year. Who is buying mature oil fields, and why? Read more.

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ENGLISH HIGH COURT SANCTIONS RESTRUCTURING OF DTEK GROUP

Mark Fennessy | Sunay Radia | Alexander Andronikou

The recent restructuring of DTEK Group provides guidance regarding the English High Court’s position on challenges to the international effectiveness of schemes of arrangement and/or restructuring plans post-Brexit. Read more.

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Ranajoy BasuRanajoy Basu
Ranajoy Basu focuses his practice on structured finance with key experience in debt capital markets transactions. He has a broad range of experience in international capital markets advising a wide range of participants, including arrangers, originators, servicers and trustees, in connection with the securitisation of a wide variety of assets in numerous jurisdictions, including emerging markets transactions. Read Ranajoy Basu's full bio.


John BridgeJohn Bridge
John Bridge focuses his practice on energy project financings. With broad energy industry experience, John helps project developers, sponsors, investors and lenders negotiate complex energy transactions and achieve commercial goals. His experience includes deals involving solar, wind, fuel cell and gas-fired projects, transmission lines, and oil and gas pipelines. Read John Bridge's full bio.


Ellen M. BronchettiEllen M. Bronchetti
Ellen Bronchetti represents employers in employment and traditional labor disputes. Her litigation experience includes representing employers in state and federal cases involving issues in wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States. Read Ellen Bronchetti's full bio.


Mark FennessyMark Fennessy
Mark Fennessy focuses his practice on contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. He has particular experience in multifaceted group collapses and global insolvency issues. He has been involved in a number of high-profile assignments for banks, funds and various strategic parties. Read Mark Fennessy's full bio.


Carl J. FlemingCarl J. Fleming
Carl J. Fleming is a transactional lawyer whose principle areas of practice are renewable energy and private equity. He leads transactions throughout the US and worldwide for a number of the renewable industry’s leading developers, global private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies. He provides legal, commercial and strategic advice on the development, purchase and sale and financing of renewable energy projects in wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles and other low carbon solutions. A partner in our Washington, DC office, he also advises on a number of energy and climate change policy issues. Read Carl Fleming's full bio.


Christopher GladbachChristopher Gladbach
Christopher Gladbach counsels clients in energy M&A, project development, tax equity and project finance transactions. Chris works with energy clients in structuring complex equity and debt investments, advises both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives. Read Christopher Gladbach's full bio.


Andrea HamiltonAndrea Hamilton
Andrea Hamilton draws on deep experience from both sides of the Atlantic, advising clients on some of their most strategic competition matters. She has been recognized for her subject matter experience and her ability to work closely and efficiently with clients to develop winning strategies. Andrea focuses her practice on EU and international merger control investigations as well as non-merger conduct investigations and antitrust litigation. She regularly represents clients before the European Commission and national competition authorities and coordinates global investigations. Read Andrea Hamilton's full bio.


Ronald HollandRonald Holland
Ron Holland represents employers in state and federal court litigation, including wage and hour class actions, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and other complex labor and employment matters. He has experience defending employers in proceedings before governmental agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the California Labor Commissioner and the US Department of Labor. Read Ron Holland's full bio.


Ignatius K. HwangIgnatius K. Hwang
Ignatius K. Hwang focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure and resources projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, particularly China, India, Southeast Asia and Australia. He advises governments and sponsors on strategic, procurement, legal, commercial and risk issues relating to public-private partnership projects (PPP). He has represented the Singapore government and agencies on almost all PPP projects in Singapore to date, and has helped shaped development of the PPP projects market in Singapore. Read Ignatius Hwang's full bio.


Parker A. LeeParker A. Lee
Parker A. Lee advises companies and investors in evaluating and executing transactions and commercial contracts in the energy and infrastructure industries. He represents clients in various domestic and international oil & gas, power, water, petrochemical and infrastructure M&A, project development and joint venture transactions. Read Parker Lee's full bio.


Sunay RadiaSunay Radia
Sunay Radia focuses his practice on financial restructuring transactions, including high yield bond and LBO workouts, refinancings, consensual and nonconsensual restructurings, enforcements and distressed asset sales. He has advised on a number of complex cross border matters for creditors (including direct lenders and distressed debt funds) and sponsors. Sunay also has a wealth of experience in origination banking and finance matters, including acquisition finance and real estate finance transactions. Read Sunay Radia's full bio.


Hendrik ViaeneHendrik Viaene
Hendrik Viaene focuses his practice on competition law, regulated markets and regulatory law. He advises clients across a wide range of related issues including state aid, cartels, licensing agreements, merger filings, M&A negotiations, abuse of dominance cases, and distribution agreements. Read Hendrik Viaenes's full bio.


Merrick WhiteMerrick White
Merrick White focuses his practice on global oil, gas, LNG, refining and petrochemical project development. Merrick advises clients on all aspects of energy-related development projects and transactions, from the granting of upstream concession agreements to the acquisition and disposal of energy assets; the development of refineries, petrochemical projects, LNG, gas and oil production and transportation infrastructure; and the sale of oil, gas, LNG and petrochemical products. Read Merrick White's full bio.


David HenryDavid Henry
David Henry is a practising UK barrister, whose practice focuses on European competition law, including merger control, cartels and abuse of dominance, and the interaction between antitrust and intellectual property. He represents companies and trade associations in the aluminium, air transport, car parts, chemicals, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, power generation, food retailing and financial services and payment systems sectors. He also advises clients in proceedings before the European courts and national competition authorities. David also has considerable experience in export control matters, dispute resolution and white-collar crime. Read David Henry's full bio.


Saniya AhmedSaniya Ahmed
Saniya Ahmed focuses her practice on employment litigation. Saniya counsels employers on labor and employment issues including: human resources issues, wage and hour law, labor relations, employment agreements, reduction in force, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employment-related arbitration and litigation and employment-related policies. Read Saniya Ahmed's full bio.


Alexander AndronikouAlexander Andronikou
Alexander Andronikou focuses his practice on financial restructuring transactions in addition to contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, which are often cross-border in nature. His experience includes acting for insolvency office holders, fund and asset managers, trustees and security agents. He has recently been involved with a range of matters concerning businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which operate within the energy, travel, leisure and hospitality sectors. Read Alexander Andronikou's full bio.


Seth B. DoughtySeth B. Doughty
Seth B. Doughty focuses his practice on transactional matters in the energy industry. He has in-house experience at one of the largest Southern California utility companies. There, he gained experience drafting and negotiating a large variety of contracts, amendments and consents for supply and power procurement agreements. Read Seth Doughty's full bio.


Elle HayesElle Hayes
Elle Hayes focuses her practice on renewable energy transactions and general corporate matters. She represents clients on tax equity and project finance transactions. She also represents private equity sponsors and private companies in general corporate matters, particularly mergers and acquisitions. Elle represents clients and investors across a variety of industries, including renewable energy, healthcare and technology. Read Elle Hayes's full bio.


Dominique J. TorsielloDominique J. Torsiello
Dominique J. Torsiello focuses her practice on transactional matters in the energy industry. Prior to joining the Firm, Dominique represented clients in complex commercial matters and further advised clients on corporate risk mitigation strategies. She has extensive experience and knowledge in corporate governance issues and has assisted on various corporate energy transactions. Read Dominique Torsiello's full bio.


Karolien Van der PuttenKarolien Van der Putten
Karolien Van der Putten focuses her practice on European law and competition law. She assists clients on various aspects of European and Belgian competition law. In particular, she focuses on anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid. Furthermore, she has experience with litigation, dawn raids and investigations by the Belgian Competition Authority. Read Karolien Van der Putten's full bio.

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