Successfully navigating the global energy sector's transformation to net-zero by 2050 requires advice from lawyers who have in-depth knowledge of the global energy industry, regulatory environment, relevant stakeholders and local markets.
Scaling up the energy transition
Helping clients transition to a new world
With the demand for sustainable and lower-carbon energy on the rise, we leverage our significant depth of both traditional and renewable energy experience and global resources to be at the forefront of the energy transition. With lawyers in key locations worldwide, we support corporates, utilities, sovereigns, investors, financial institutions, alternative capital providers and other stakeholders as they look to understand the increasing challenges, implications and opportunities presented by the need to prioritize environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are driving the energy transition.
Clients focused on the energy transition, including decarbonization and renewable energy projects, come to us for our ability to deliver holistic legal and commercial advice across the energy value chain. Our lawyers have significant experience in energy transition technologies and sustainability with respect to investments, including acquisitions and divestitures, strategic venturing, development of greenfield and brownfield projects and financings, and energy/climate-related litigation. We have been involved in a number of "first of a kind" transactions, working alongside our clients to innovate and provide strategic advice so as to develop an appropriate commercial framework to capture the value within the energy transition chain.
Award-winning global multi-disciplinary teams who understand energy
Most recently awarded "2020 Legal Services Provider of the Year" by Transition Economist, our team's capabilities in regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution work—backed by our global resources, and pragmatic and commercial approach—make our energy lawyers ideally placed to help clients achieve their objectives in the energy transition to a lower-carbon environment.
Our award-winning global multi-disciplinary team is composed of lawyers with decades of experience in all facets of the energy value chain, bringing clients a unique understanding of energy transition matters, low-carbon assets and renewables facilities, and new business models within a rapidly changing technology and regulatory environment. Not only do they understand the demands placed on in-house counsel and commercial managers, they are trusted advisors to business partners as well, helping to build consensus across lines of business with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
We provide a full range of services across all energy transition asset classes, including renewables, energy storage in the form of battery storage, hydrogen and hydropower, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), carbon trading, carbon tax, electric vehicles, energy distribution/ transmission, energy efficiency, smart cities, micro-grids and gas-to-power projects. We also support clients on decarbonizing operations, guide them on the retirement of coal-fired power projects for transition to cleaner energy sources, help with the diversification and monetization of fossil fuel assets, and successfully advise on climate change litigation.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Legal Services Provider of the Year
Transition Economist 2020
#1 in renewables by value
Infralogic League Tables 2022
Band 1: Projects & Energy: Global-wide (18 consecutive years), Africa-wide, Middle East-wide
"A pre-eminent oil and gas practice"
"The White & Case team is outstanding. Their key strengths are knowledge, tenacity and enthusiasm."
"Highly sought after for its experience advising on major international oil and gas transactions"
Chambers Global 2023
Tier 1: Oil & Gas
"Provides an extremely high level of service through 'fast responses, deep industry knowledge and very strong teams individually put together for every transaction.'"
The Legal 500 UK 2023
Band 1: International Arbitration
"They stand out for having the greatest experience in international arbitration matters, and take a global approach to the client's problems."
Chambers Global 2023
#1 International Arbitration Practice globally
Global Arbitration Review 2015-2019 and 2021
Energy Legal Services Provider of the Year
Petroleum Economist 2017, 2018 and 2020
Legal Adviser of the Year – Global
North America Renewables & Energy Transition Acquisition of the Year
IJInvestor Awards 2022
Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year: Golden Plains
Middle East and Africa Green Deal of the Year: Neom Helios
PFI Awards 2022
Solar Deal of the Year: Financing for Solar Photovoltaic Plants in Colombia
Proximo Awards 2021
North America Renewables Deal of the Year (Vineyard Wind Project)
IJGlobal Awards 2021