에너지 수요가 기하급수적으로 증가하는 상황에서, 에너지 분야 종사자들이 변호사에게 기대하는 것은 단순히 법률 지식에 그치지 않습니다; 당면 과제 해결을 위하여 해당 산업에 대한 깊이 있는 노하우와 혁신적 솔루션 또한 필요로 합니다. DLA Piper의 에너지 팀 변호사들은 해당 산업에 특화된 혁신적인 자문을 세계 어느 곳에서든 도움을 필요로 하는 고객사에 제공합니다.

끊임없는 도전, 요구와 복잡성이 편재한 본 산업 분야에서, 상장ㆍ비상장 기업들이 에너지와 관련된 모든 문제에 대하여 경험있는 글로벌 법률 전문가에게 의존하는 것은 현명한 일입니다.

특히 개발도상국가에서 우리는 전력 발전과 송전에 있어서 사상 유례없는 시대로 접어들고 있습니다. 기후변화로 인해 우리가 직면한 도전과제들과 더불어 이러한 역동성은 대안 에너지 및 신기술에 대한 새로운 기회들을 창출하고 있습니다.

저희 에너지 분야 고객들은 건설ㆍ프로젝트, 기업법무, 경쟁, 규제, 계약, 무역, 소송/중재, 분쟁해결 및 조세 이슈를 포함하여 필요로 하는 모든 분야에 있어서 조율된 국제적 지원을 받고 있습니다. 저희는 업계를 조성하는 기술적ㆍ지리적ㆍ상업적ㆍ지정학적 요인들을 이해하고 있으며, 전세계의 관련 담당자, 스폰서 및 의사결정권자들과의 직접적인 소통이 가능합니다.

DLA Piper의 에너지 팀에는 에너지 분야의 프로젝트와 활동에 적용되는 세부적ㆍ다층적이면서 종종 복합적인 규제 프레임워크에 대한 전문가들이 포진하고 있습니다. 저희는 많은 에너지 프로젝트 및 활동을 위한 기획, 개발 및 운용 단계에서 규제 주체와 그 대상, 투자자, 그리고 그 밖의 참여자들에게 규제 프레임워크가 갖는 의미에 대하여 자문을 제공합니다.

저희는 수십년 동안 전 세계에서 이 분야에서 활동하는 기관들을 대리해 왔습니다. 저희 글로벌 팀은 전력, 석유ㆍ가스, 재생에너지, 원자력, 에너지 거래, 기후변화 및 수자원 시장에서 고객사들에 서비스를 제공합니다. 에너지 회사 뿐만 아니라 저희는 프로젝트 스폰서, 기업, 시행사, 금융기관, 정부, 기간산업체 및 규제기관들을 대리합니다.

저희는 세계 최대의 석유ㆍ가스 회사에서 에너지ㆍ상품 거래를 활발히 하는 투자은행 및 벤처에 기반한 대안 에너지 기업에 이르기까지 광범위한 고객군과 함께 일합니다. 저희 변호사들은 입법ㆍ정치ㆍ규제 이슈 뿐 아니라 기획, 개발, 금융 및 인ㆍ허가 등의 문제에 있어서 전략적 조언을 제공합니다.

집중 분야

  • Commodities trading

    DLA Piper is one of the very few law firms that offers the full suite of services associated with successful structured finance transactions. Our team brings long-standing trading and structured transaction experience and specific industry experience to our trading clients. We are particularly well suited to effect quick and innovative structures for our trading clients operating in the energy, agro, transport and infrastructure sectors around the world. We represent a wide range of companies that trade, finance and transport such products. We also represent project investors, banks specializing in trade finance for commodities ventures and financing schemes, and shipping companies that charter, operate and own oceangoing vessels. We know how trading firms operate: fast, efficient, and through the use of transactions that mitigate risk while generating revenue. DLA Piper has the finance and the structured products experience that few firms can offer: we know how to get the deal done. Our added value is our extensive experience and contacts throughout the industry in that we can assist in finding the right counterparty and in structuring the kind of deal that best suits our trading client.

    The team is well equipped to structure transactions to mitigate risk in challenging markets, whatever commodities or technologies are involved and is experienced in providing bespoke financing solutions and cutting‑edge security packages tailored to our clients’ commercial needs. 

  • Mining

    Changing economic conditions are often felt at the mine mouth long before they appear on the balance sheet or the boardroom table. DLA Piper is responsive to our mining clients' needs as they adapt to the cyclical shifts in the global commodities markets. Our innovative solutions assist them to efficiently address these challenges and opportunities.

    From startup to divestment or site closure, our Mining legal team can provide a complete legal solution, covering everything from day-to-day operational issues to large scale international transactions and arbitrations.

    Our commodities lawyers have detailed knowledge of local regulatory environments, key project drivers and the market. We understand how the many components of a project interact with one another. Our mining team takes a holistic approach to project development, which enables us to offer a balanced assessment in the best interests of the project as a whole. We can assist you to identify, analyze, negotiate and document project structures and to maintain efficiency when the project is operational.

    Mining is a truly global industry, and we can provide the location-based assistance as well as the experience and skills that clients in this sector require. For those with projects across countries or continents, we can provide a single point of contact to help manage the delivery of legal services to all of your projects and your personnel.

  • Oil and gas

    DLA Piper's Oil and Gas lawyers have extensive experience in all segments of the global industry. With a vast network featuring practitioners on the ground in key jurisdictions worldwide, we understand the industry-specific nuances that affect energy transactions and disputes as well as complex, multi-jurisdictional engagements that are part of your strategy wherever you do business.

    We handle both onshore and offshore legal work for a spectrum of clients, from major international oil companies, governments and state-owned companies to independents and private equity and mid-market entities. We offer leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, project development, finance, tax, environmental, technology and IP, real estate and dispute resolution. All our lawyers work together as a team across our global platform to address your transactional needs and, when necessary, to mobilize immediately.

    We work with contractors, developers, utilities, banks, investors and governments, providing strategic advice on planning, development, financing and permitting matters, as well as legislative, political and regulatory issues.

    Our experience encompasses:

    • Upstream: licensing/concessions, exploration and extraction; the operation of oil and gas fields; farm-ins/farm-outs, JOAs, joint venturing
    • Midstream infrastructure: construction, financing and operation of oil and gas infrastructure, such as pipelines, tank farms and refineries; sales and handling of crude oil and gas, along with the construction of related infrastructure; and CNG/LNG projects/sales
    • Downstream dissemination of products: offtake of production and the sale of products; lifting and transportation of oil and gas; storage and through-putting of products
    • Acquisition and disposal of oil and gas interests/assets; due diligence and investigation behind acquisitions
    • Financing for oil and gas: funding acquisitions; project-financing for developments; funding cash-calls; security structures over oil and gas assets; trading of oil products
    • Shipping and trading of oil and gas
    • International arbitrations and other forms of dispute resolution
  • Power
    The firm's Power team comprises lawyers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help energy clients with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our key service areas within the Power sector include:
    • Conventional generation
    • Renewables
    • Alternative energy
    • Transmission and distribution
    • Wholesale and retail electricity
    • Energy market reform

    We advise on all phases of power transactions including:
    • Project development
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Financing
    • Corporate structuring and tax advice
    • Licensing and technology transfer
    • Government / regulatory
    • Litigation and international arbitration
    • Environmental
    • Employment

    We have completed financings that have been implemented through a variety of structures, including traditional offtaker-based project financings, PAPS tax equity investments, leasing, private placements, portfolio financings, multi-tranche first and second lien structures, export credit agency and other multilateral agency supported transactions. By representing clients with diverse roles in many types of transactions, our group has developed experience that well equips us to assist clients in assessing and resolving the complex issues that arise in project finance matters.
  • Renewables

    DLA Piper's globally situated Renewables practitioners represent sponsors, lenders, equity investors, multilateral institutions and government bodies and agencies in the development, financing, construction acquisition and sale of, or investment in, a wide range of renewables-related projects and infrastructure projects. Among these are renewable power generation projects, energy storage facilities, utility-scale, distributed and residential solar, on-shore and offshore wind and biomass and other innovative and technology-based entities. We deliver comprehensive services to renewables clients from project finance and development and M&A to tax, environmental, real estate, tech and IP, employment and disputes and arbitrations.

    We have advised on hundreds of renewable energy projects developed and financed around the world. Members of our team regularly represent clients in the purchase of wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, inverters, gas turbines and steam generators and other equipment or related and in the evaluation of such contracts in the context of an acquisition or a financing.

    We have been active in energy storage for almost a decade and have monitored the industry's progress closely while advising clients on the negotiation of long-term offtake agreements, evolving tariff requirements, the purchase of equipment and project financing, including the landmark financing of a portfolio of battery storage systems.

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