Our nuclear energy lawyers understand the complex challenges at stake in dealing with the transformative and often volatile impact that the energy and climate change regulatory environment can have on international business. We assist clients facing sophisticated challenges spanning every aspect of the industry, including advising on complex corporate transactions, providing counseling in the event of disputes and helping clients successfully maneuver within the intensely regulated environment in which nuclear power generation companies operate.
We bring value to our clients in the following ways:
Integrated Legal Services: We guide nuclear power generation investors, financing providers and other sector participants in a range of matters. This includes issues pertaining to major power markets, energy trading, emissions control and trading, energy efficiency, demand response and management of the storage of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste materials in the United States and globally.
A Multidisciplinary Approach: Clients entrust us with the complex legal issues they face and rely on our practical guidance to help them achieve their global business objectives. Our responsiveness to the needs of our nuclear energy clients is bolstered by the deep knowledge and experience of lawyers across the firm’s numerous practice areas, including: M&A, capital markets, dispute resolution, environmental and climate change, international trade, labor and employment, and project finance and development.
Strong Regulatory and Enforcement Experience: We represent global clients before regulatory bodies with licensing and oversight responsibilities in the nuclear arena; advise on compliance with applicable—and often multifaceted—regulatory regimes; and assist with internal and government investigations. Our advice covers matters involving air emission controls, safety and safeguard requirements, and operational issues and other nuclear-related processes. We handle the defense of tort, remedial and natural resource recovery liabilities and obligations, as well as civil and criminal enforcement and penalties.
About the Team
Our team comprises practitioners who possess decades of power sector experience, including a former general counsel of one of the largest nuclear power operators in the United States. Members of our team bring particularly broad perspectives on energy regulation and enforcement, having formerly served in roles with various governmental agencies. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser, the European Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Ministry of Commerce of China, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.