Latham is a global oil and gas project finance powerhouse. Our practice provides effective and tactical representation to both borrowers and lenders on their most significant financing transactions across all key geographies.
We provide oil and gas clients, from upstream to downstream, with the unique combination of a top-tier finance practice with a broad-based energy practice active in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. We regularly support industry participants in “firsts” for their companies — including innovative financings that have helped shape the industry.
Latham also represents investment banks and other financial institutions in their capacities as agents, arrangers, and lenders, as well as corporate borrowers and private equity firms, in structuring and executing the most complex financings and structured transactions in the oil and gas industry.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Over the past two decades, Latham has advised on many of the largest-ever LNG projects, amassing experience few other firms can match. Our LNG team offers clients a sophisticated empirical understanding of how to successfully structure and close LNG project development and financing transactions. We have extensive real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of the current state of the market with regard to contractual arrangements and structural requirements to finance LNG projects.
Latham lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of the LNG value chain, from gas field development and well head extraction to liquefaction, shipping, regasification, sales, and distribution to end users. We routinely negotiate all relevant financing documents, including syndicated facility agreements and common terms agreements for Export Credit Agencies, commercial banks, and other lenders. Our team also provides clients with comprehensive knowledge of all the project-related documents required in connection with the upstream, downstream, shipping, and marketing aspects of LNG transactions.
Latham has an unmatched involvement in the petrochemical sector, having advised sponsors and lenders on more petrochemical deals than any other law firm in the world.
Our petrochemicals team brings clients a deep understanding of the key issues, risks, and economic drivers affecting petrochemical projects coupled with significant experience with the legal, commercial, and financing structures used within the sector. So we provide practical advice to meet the needs of national and multi-national petrochemical companies, basic and specialty chemical producers, governments, financial institutions, and other participants in this dynamic sector.