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Energy represents the largest segment of the global industrial economy. We have advised clients in the industry for several decades. Sidley is committed to working alongside a broad range of oil and gas and electric power industry participants from China and elsewhere, in connection with hydrocarbon exploration and production, refining transportation and marketing and electric power, generation, transmission and distribution activities. We are also now advising many of our energy clients involved in the shale revolution, particularly in China.

Sidley has a diversified energy practice with lawyers in the China practice actively working with industry participants from across the globe. In Asia Pacific, this includes clients from China as well as Japan, India, Korea, the Middle East, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines and Australia. Our lawyers have also been instrumental in helping to coordinate legal advice for our energy-related clients who have investment opportunities either inbound to, or outbound from, China, often assisting Chinese clients navigate the complexities of international deals. Lawyers in our Energy team have been consistently recognized as being leaders in their field, as ranked by independent legal directories such as Chambers Asia Pacific and Asia Pacific Legal 500. We represent clients in virtually every aspect of the energy industry, including upstream oil and gas developers, oilfield service companies, pipelines, electric utilities, merchant electric transmission companies, independent power producers, alternative energy developers, suppliers and contractors, energy trading companies, and the financial institutions that serve companies in all of these industry segments.

It is the depth and breadth of our practice which sets Sidley apart from our competition. In addition to core energy practice areas such as M&A, Project Development, Capital Markets, Finance, Regulatory and Litigation, we also advise energy clients on:

  • Anti-Corruption / Bribery
  • Antitrust / Competition 
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance 
  • Employee Benefit and Labor, Employment and Immigration 
  • Environmental 
  • Insurance 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Product Liability 
  • Real Estate 
  • SEC Enforcement 
  • Securities 
  • Tax 
  • Technology