Jenner & Block


Energy Transactions & Cases

We represent numerous Fortune 500 clients, as well as a variety of smaller clients, in many different industries, including petroleum refineries, gas utilities, independent electric power producers, electric utilities, and gas pipelines.  Our representations include matters involving due diligence, acquisition, project finance, private equity capital, debt financings and restructuring, power purchase and off-take agreements, permitting issues, corporate governance, air emission permits, permit enforcement, New Source Review regulations, emission trading programs, and numerous other matters, including:

  • Advising a petroleum refinery on the obligations and procedures for meeting the federal mandates for reformulated gasoline.
  • Analyzing legislative and regulatory incentives and hurdles affecting the development of alternative fuels, such as hydrogen.
  • Handling the environmental aspects of an ownership transfer for a waste energy facility, including the transfer of permits, negotiation of an indemnity agreement, and evaluation of documents to be turned over to the new owner.
  • Assisting natural gas, petroleum refining, electric generation, crude oil production, and pipeline distribution companies with a variety of permitting, regulatory, and litigation issues.
  • Reviewing and advising on numerous off-take agreements, long-term supply agreements, forward sale agreements, pipeline agreements, and commodities hedge agreements.
  • Representing an energy company regarding construction of a three gigawatt natural gas-fired electric generating peaker plant, securing the necessary permits and approvals on an expedited schedule.
  • Representing an energy company in negotiations with government agencies and providing legal counseling on environmental and energy issues for development of a natural gas pipeline.
  • Advising a consortium of Midwest energy companies, consultants, government agencies, and public interest groups promoting energy efficiency in a variety of forums.