For over 100 years, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has been recognized as one of the world’s leading law firms in the energy industry. From our beginning in 1885, we have represented energy companies (and their bankers) engaged in a broad range of activities in the United States and abroad, including electric, gas, petroleum, pipeline, mining and transportation activities as well as more recently active areas such as infrastructure and renewable energy. The Firm has responded to industry changes through cycles of regulation and deregulation, and continues to provide advice on an ongoing basis to energy companies. Through this work, the Firm remains at the forefront of complex and innovative transactions across the full spectrum of the energy sector.
Our Energy and Infrastructure Group’s practice integrates dedicated attorneys from all of our practice areas with significant experience advising energy industry clients. Using this integrated approach, our Energy and Infrastructure Group provides the highest level of comprehensive legal advice to our energy industry clients in all phases of their businesses, from development and inception, to financing and securities issuances, acquisitions and sales, and state and federal energy regulatory matters. Our energy and infrastructure practice also draws upon the Firm’s expertise in other practice areas, including environmental law, bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts, litigation, antitrust, real estate and tax.
Our clients include a broad range of utilities and other energy companies, as well as financial institutions (including banks, prominent private equity participants and investment funds). These clients are engaged in a wide variety of energy sector activities including acquiring and financing energy companies and investing in infrastructure and energy related businesses. This unique blend of clients and activities gives our Energy and Infrastructure Group the knowledge and experience to come up with solutions for even the most unique and difficult transactions.