Deep Industry Knowledge & Understanding
Latham's Oil & Gas Industry team provides practical and creative advice to clients throughout the oil and gas value chain, from the wellhead to refining and petrochemicals. The firm has a diverse team of lawyers based in the major commercial, financial and regulatory centers around the United States, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Latham’s Oil & Gas Industry team works across borders and practice areas counseling clients on the following:
Serving All Aspects of the Oil & Gas Sector
The firm advises many of the world’s leading oil and gas exploration, development and production companies, oil field services and equipment companies, master limited partnerships and downstream chemicals and fuels divisions and companies. Latham's lawyers also represent financial institutions, private equity firms and government entities active in the sector. The team’s regulatory lawyers have detailed knowledge and expertise with respect to all aspects of the energy value chain and regularly practice before government and regulatory agencies in various jurisdictions.
Over the decades, advising clients in more than 70 countries worldwide, Latham has developed a genuine global oil and gas group that advises top corporate, sovereign and financial participants in the sector.
The firm is committed to the global oil and gas industry and building long-term relationships rather than one-off deal opportunities. Latham is regularly called upon by clients to support them in “firsts” for their companies — step-out and strategic transactions and major regulatory and litigation matters of the highest importance.
Latham's oil and gas lawyers are experienced in handling the myriad of legal and business issues across key areas such as:
- Exploration and Production
- Unconventional (shale, coal-bed methane, heavy oil, tar sands)
- Offshore (shelf, deep, ultra-deep)
- Gathering and Storage
- Petrochemicals and chemicals
- Trading and Derivatives
- Alternative Fuels
- Technology solutions
- IT solutions
- LNG, LPG and NGLs