As a leader in the energy sector, Winston & Strawn’s oil and gas lawyers have tremendous experience in the industry, representing clients in matters covering the upstream, midstream, refining and petrochemical areas. Our clients include domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production companies, lenders, midstream companies, equipment manufacturers and service providers, private equity and other investors, petrochemical companies, refiners, and shippers. Our experience covers multiple areas of the law, from acquisitions and divestitures, to oil and gas litigation, regulatory, and environmental counseling. Our energy team has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, strategic investments, projects, and financings. In particular, our oil and gas attorneys in Houston, London, and Paris represent clients around the world in energy transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, project development and infrastructure, and finance matters.

Our experience in oil and gas transactions and projects spans the entire value chain, from exploration and production, through midstream gathering of oil and gas and transportation, to LNG, refining, and petrochemicals. Winston works with industry participants and partners, working interest owners, operators, private equity investors, project sponsors, issuers, borrowers, refiners, operators, contractors, suppliers, lenders, and governments (including national oil companies) in a wide variety of transactions and projects.

The veteran litigators in the firm’s Houston office regularly handle complex commercial disputes in the oil and gas sector, and our Houston IP litigators have been involved in patent infringement matters involving a wide range of oilfield technologies. Winston also offers a number of attorneys adept at representing client interestsin enforcement proceedings before federal and state energy regulatory agencies.



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