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Full Service Expertise in the Global Gas Sector

Bracewell ’ s global gas practice has extensive experience across transactional and corporate matters , project development , finance , commercial , regulatory and environmental issues and disputes along the gas value chain .
• Transactional and Corporate Expertise — Our transactional lawyers advise national gas companies , majors and super-majors , independent gas companies , start-ups , trading houses , lenders , private equity firms and other strategic investors on the full range of corporate and transactional matters across the gas value chain . We get deals done effectively and efficiently - we assess our clients ’ options , develop strategic solutions , align our clients ’ interests with other stakeholders , and negotiate and document complex gas exploration , development and production transactions around the world .
• Project Development Expertise — We help our clients structure and finance first-of-their kind gas projects across the gas value chain . Bracewell has a proven track record of helping clients to successfully develop gas-to-power projects , domestic and cross-border pipelines , gas storage facilities , LNG import and export projects and other gas commercialization projects across the globe . We create contractual frameworks ( including the implementation of the relevant procurement strategy for the project ) that ensure that the different components of a major gas project , and the players involved in the project , work seamlessly together .
• Commercial Agreements Expertise — Our lawyers have experience with , and regularly negotiate and draft , the core commercial agreements that underlie the natural gas industry , whether gas transportation agreements , storage agreements , purchases and sales agreements , gas processing , LNG sale and purchase agreements ( SPAs ), LNG facility tolling agreements , NGL-related agreements , including processing , transportation and fractionation , and other agreements , whether based on standardized forms or bespoke agreements negotiated for particular transactions . We know the business and we know how the business is done by our clients . That knowledge allows us to help our clients advance transactions and projects based on intimate knowledge and experience with the applicable agreements .
• Regulatory Expertise — Bracewell ’ s globally recognized regulatory , compliance and public law specialists provide critical guidance into the evolving regulatory environment in which gas projects and transactions are taking place . We understand our clients ’ obligations under applicable regulations , develop models that are compatible with those regulations , and align our clients ’ commercial objectives with the applicable regulatory regime . Our team guides our clients through gas and LNG marketing and trading regulations , sanctions , anti-bribery and corruption rules , and permitting requirements .
• Disputes Expertise — Bracewell ’ s acclaimed dispute resolution team has handled almost every type of dispute affecting the global gas industry . The team has experience in resolving gas-related disputes around the world through international arbitration under all major arbitration regimes ( including LCIA , ICC , SIAC , ICSID and UNCITRAL ) and litigation . Our deep knowledge of the gas sector , and extensive history of advising on gas disputes , helps us anticipate arguments to best prepare our clients for proceedings resulting in successful outcomes . bracewell . com