Fried Frank's Energy Practice covers most aspects of the physical and financial energy industry. Our attorneys have experience in matters relating to the wholesale and retail energy markets.
We advise clients in the most complex transactions that energy companies face. We work closely with our clients to develop a practical understanding of their business, financial and legal objectives, and assess the regulatory implications to ensure that our clients possess the necessary information to make well-informed business decisions.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity
We counsel a full spectrum of M&A players in both the conventional and renewable energy sectors. We represent major Fortune 500 corporations, private equity firms, other investors, investment banks and hedge funds. Our lawyers have represented numerous parties in the structuring, formation and ongoing management of joint ventures, including ventures that involve nuclear power-related goods and services and important intellectual property assets. We also have represented various private equity funds and other parties in connection with PIPE investments in energy companies, including those involved in energy exploration and energy transmission. We conduct national and international energy and environmental due diligence, handle complex contract drafting and negotiation, and address tax and intellectual property issues. We also provide advice on operational issues, environmental compliance and implementing indemnification arrangements.
We represent issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, selling stockholders, initial purchasers, and dealer-managers in private and US SEC-registered debt and equity securities offerings and related acquisition finance transactions. In particular, we have been a leader in underwritings for energy companies and other companies facing environmental issues. Together with our Finance Practice, our attorneys have broad experience in advising companies, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity sponsors and other investors on the full range of financing and securities matters. We regularly advise our clients on current environmental disclosure issues and SEC reporting requirements, and we anticipate the complex changes that will be required for debt and equity offerings and periodic public filings.
Our lawyers have broad experience in effecting senior, mezzanine, project finance and equity financing transactions for financial institutions, underwriters, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in the energy space. Our attorneys work on some of the most sophisticated and complex deals, playing a key role in developing innovative financing for project finance and other financing structures. We provide advice on all phases of equity and debt financing for energy, renewable energy and cleantech, utilities, infrastructure, nuclear and mining companies.