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Energy and Natural Resources

The energy and natural resource industry is dynamic, diverse, and global in scale. Companies in this sector demand comprehensive and creative legal solutions. The energy and natural resources group at Hogan Lovells works with major energy companies, natural resource developers, financial institutions, investment funds, and governments and their agencies.

Whether you have a complex transaction, an energy project to finance, natural resource to develop, regulation to navigate, a contentious dispute to resolve, or intellectual property to protect or manage, we will work as part of your team to solve your toughest legal issues. We understand that markets, technology, and regulation are major business drivers in the energy and natural resources sector.

Our network of energy lawyers spans Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. We think and act both locally and globally. We use our knowledge of local markets and our familiarity with international best practices to bring you practical solutions that can be implemented wherever your business takes you.

Our award-winning oil and gas team works in all sectors of the industry, including upstream exploration and production; oil and natural gas pipelines (both domestic and cross border); liquefied natural gas (LNG), gasification, gas storage, trading, and distribution; and crude oil refining and trading. 

We’re an ally to major power and utility companies and other stakeholders in the electricity space, including financial institutions, lenders, and investment funds. We work with clients like you in the conventional, renewable, and nuclear sectors on all aspects of their business. 

Our full-service mining and resources team advises clients in all key regions, both in terms of operations and outbound investment. We bring clients innovative solutions related to mineral development, water projects, clean water, and natural resources sales and trading.

Tracking Japan's Long-Standing Commitment to Energy Efficiency

Japan has almost no domestic energy resources and the country must look overseas to resource the bulk of its energy requirements.

Highlights: Incentives for Energy Efficiency in Italy

Italy leads the way in the energy efficiency field. In an annual survey on the most energy efficient countries by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Italy ranked second...

Lessons Learned: EU Energy Efficiency Audits

The European Union is targeting a 20 percent energy efficiency improvement by 2020, and the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive contains a variety of measures to assist member states in...

Innovation and Regulation: An Uncomfortable Relationship?

Innovation and economic regulation of energy utility assets are not the easiest of bedfellows. But, despite the fact that economic regulation has typically entrenched long term thinking,...

Mitigate the risks you face with supply chain disruption

Supply chain disruption represents a major threat to businesses in the oil and gas industry. Generate your own risk-mitigating report here.

Representative Experience

Advised Alstom on the disposal of its €12.4bn energy business to General Electric and establishment of joint ventures in three energy sectors.

Sole project counsel on the US$45bn Shah Deniz Project, advising on the gas value chain from Azerbaijan to Italy.

Advised Shell in defending claims brought in the English courts by members of the Bodo community in relation to two operational oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Represented Exelon in patent counselling and diligence in the area of enhanced power generation technologies.

Developed a comprehensive cybersecurity incident response plan for one of the largest energy producers, traders, and distributors in the U.S.

Advised Asian Development Bank on the development of five water/wastewater projects in India procured through PPP.

Represented Kazakhstan in developing various laws and regulations for the development of mineral resources on state-owned land.

Advised Royal Gold, Inc. on multiple precious metal streaming transactions, with a 2015 aggregate value exceeding US$1.4bn.

Represent international oil companies and national oil companies in complex transactions and provide related operational advice.


Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards


Law Firm of the Year

European Gas Awards


Firm of the Year: Oil and Gas

Legal Community Energy Awards


Band 1 for Energy: Mining & Metals

Chambers USA


Band 1 for Projects and Energy

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific


Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year

IJGlobal Asia Pacific Awards


We have more than 500 energy and natural resources lawyers across six continents.

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