Oil and Gas

Premier Global Legal Advisor.

Milbank’s Oil and Gas Group is widely recognized as one of the premier global legal advisors to the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.

We have served as counsel in the development, financing and acquisition/divestiture of a broad range of up-stream, down-stream and transportation projects around the globe (including exploration, production, pipelines and shipping, storage, refining, LNG, petrochemical facilities and production platforms, rigs, drillships and FPSOs).

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International recognition

We are consistently recognized and highly ranked by prominent institutions and publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers US, Chambers Latin America, Who’s Who Legal and Project Finance as being one of the preeminent law firms operating in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. Recent accolades include our designation as “Global Projects and Energy Law Firm of the Year” and the “Award for Excellence” in the Energy/Projects category from Chambers and Partners. Our deals regularly appear in “Deals of the Year” lists as a result of our transactions around the world.

Deep Expertise

Our lawyers are very knowledgeable on the major legal and commercial issues pertinent to the industry, and as a result of representing developers, investors and lenders from all parts of the world, we are leading attorneys in structuring, negotiating and drafting major commercial contracts, as well as the financing documents, that support such projects. Also, because many of our oil and gas related projects are undertaken in developing countries, we have built a very significant expertise regarding political risk mitigation techniques (with ECAs and multilaterals) and credit enhancement options.

integrated global approach

Our Oil and Gas Group draws on a variety of lawyers within the firm, including those with expertise in fields such as Finance, M&A, Power and Energy Regulation, Tax, Environmental and International Arbitration. An increasing percentage of oil, gas and petrochemical transactions require the mobilization of massive amounts of capital from different locations in the world, and we offer our clients an experienced group of lawyers from our worldwide offices that work together in a coordinated fashion – thereby providing our clients with the full benefit of our global expertise.