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Energy - Power

The Power Industry Group at Latham & Watkins is frequently involved in the industry’s largest and most complex project matters.

Energy - Power
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Latham’s in-depth knowledge of the power industry comes from decades of advising the sector’s leading developers, sponsors, financing entities, governments and export credit agencies. The firm’s in-depth knowledge of the sector allows it to give pragmatic advice to clients that are in all stages of their business cycle.

Serving All Aspects of the International Power Sector

Latham’s lawyers harness the firm’s expertise in finance, M&A and restructuring, energy regulation, environmental compliance, litigation and tax to provide comprehensive legal counsel to power industry leaders. Global companies benefit from the firm’s ability to quickly assemble collaborative multi-office and multidisciplinary teams that know the intricate workings of the power industry and government regulation.

Clients of the Power Practice include:

  • Alternative energy companies
  • Commercial energy consumers
  • Electric generating, transmission and distribution utilities
  • Export credit agencies
  • Financial institutions
  • Government institutions
  • Independent power producers
  • Power traders
  • Private equity and venture capital investors

Latham has been involved in major transactions and controversy proceedings related to:

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • New power-related technologies
  • Electric generation
  • Power marketing and trading
  • Power transmission and distribution
  • Wholesale or retail power sales and purchases

The firm’s industry experience extends from fossil fired power generation (coal, gas, oil), renewable power generation (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass), nuclear power generation and other electric power technologies (coal gasification, carbon capture technologies, compressed air energy storage).

  • Represented a syndicate of banks in connection with the US$2 billion project financing for Saudi Electricity Company's 1,730-MW gas-fired independent power project Riyadh PP-11
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the US$1.1 billion senior secured notes offering by NRG Energy, Inc.
Transmission Area
  • Represented the underwriters and arrangers in connection with the US$800 million bank and bond offering for the construction of the TrAILCo Transmission Line in West Virginia
  • Represented Marubeni Corporation in the sale of a 50 percent equity stake in the Caribbean portfolio of power generation and transmission facilities to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts
  • Represented a Spanish engineering and construction company in the construction of a combined-cycle heat and electricity generating plant in Russia to be owned by OGK-5
  • Represented Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC, in the development of the Texas Clean Energy Project
  • Represented a Spanish engineering and construction company in the construction of a 225-MW open-cycle gas fired power station in the United Arab Emirates
Prominent M&A Deals
  • Represented an international utility holding company in connection with the US$17.2 billion acquisition of Scottish Power
  • Represented Enel Capital S.p.A. in the €11 billion acquisition of a 25.1 percent stake in the share capital of Endesa
  • Represented Puget Holdings LLC in their US$7.4 billion acquisition of Puget Energy and Puget Sound Energy