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White & Case industry groups reflect our commitment to client service. Our industry groups enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively respond to the needs of our clients in key industries by bringing together lawyers throughout our global network who have in-depth knowledge and experience within the specialized industries and sectors in which our clients operate.

Wherever our clients are in the world, whatever challenges they face, White & Case is there, ready to assist. We know your industry and we are committed to your business.

Global Power Industry Group
White & Case's global Power Industry Group helps clients navigate the myriad of legal challenges that impact the power sector, including fluctuating market conditions, regulatory uncertainty and continuous advances in conventional, renewable and clean energy technologies.

Global Challenges Require Global Resources
Whether it's raising adequate capital to fund needed investment in power production and transmission, solving the challenges of cross-border investments, meeting environmental and regulatory requirements or addressing disputes that arise, our clients require in-depth knowledge and experience. Our lawyers possess a deep understanding of global and regional business practices and government regulations, as well as proven domestic power experience in each of the regions in which we are present: Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

With approximately 150 lawyers in our Power Industry Group in 39 offices in 26 countries, we cover the major areas of law in the regions of the world where our power industry clients currently do business, and the regions where they are looking to expand.

Powering the Power Industry
We represent a diverse range of clients, including financial institutions and multilateral lenders, private equity firms, integrated public utilities, conventional and renewable power generators, power marketers, merchant transmission providers, project developers, governments and state-owned entities, contractors and service companies and large consumers of power.

Our Power lawyers have a thorough understanding of the power industry, having advised on power projects and regulation for more than three decades. Having played a major role in some of the most significant power projects in the world, our lawyers offer clients the highest level of proficiency in addressing legal issues and preparing documentation in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. No matter how complex or challenging the issue is, clients turn to us for our comprehensive power industry knowledge, a proven track record of experience and a wide range of power-related legal services.

Capabilities
We provide the full spectrum of legal services to the power industry, including:

An Independent View
Our partners and practices are consistently ranked as leading legal advisors to the power sector, and are widely recognized for our dedicated client service. Recent highlights include:

  • Law Firm of the Year: Projects & Energy
    Chambers Global 2013
  • 2011 Power Sector Legal Adviser of the Year
    Infrastructure Journal 2012
  • "A fine track record across the full range of energy concerns, from infrastructure and renewables projects to high-profile disputes"
    Chambers UK 2013: Energy & Natural Resources: UK-wide
  • "The firm's Johannesburg office handles matters in Southern and Eastern Africa and is regularly instructed by major power sector heavyweights"
    Chambers Global 2013: Africa-wide
  • "Global heavyweight in high-profile transactions and projects across the Mexican energy sphere"
    Chambers Latin America 2013: Energy & Natural Resources: Mexico
  • "Knows the market for energy, infrastructure and power stations"
    Chambers Global 2012: Projects & Energy: Central & Eastern Europe
  • "Perceived as the place to go for advice on matters relating to conventional energy, but the team also boasts significant experience with renewables"
    Chambers Europe 2011: Energy: Germany
  • "Demonstrates excellence across the energy industry, most particularly in the power sector. With offices spread across the globe, it has extensive resources to support complex transactions and regulation."
    Chambers USA 2011: Projects: Power
  • "Has experience advising on clean energy and renewables projects...and outbound development work from China"
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011
  • "The firm has the capacity to work on any side of a deal, covering power projects, and renewable and nuclear matters"
    Legal 500 UK 2011: Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Power
  • Ranked a Top 5 Energy M&A Law Firm (by number of transactions completed in 2010)
    SNL Financial 2011
        

Recent Deal of the Year Awards

  • Americas Power Deal of the Year 2012: Panda Temple Power Project in Texas
    Project Finance International
  • Latin American Project Bond Deal of the Year 2012: Oaxaca Dos and Oaxaca Cuatro Wind Farms in Mexico
    Project Finance
  • Europe Renewables Deal of the Year 2012: Northwind NV offshore Belgium
    Project Finance International
  • Turkish Power Deal of the Year 2012: Tufanbeyli Power Project in Turkey
    Project Finance International
  • Power Deal of the Year 2011: Gebze CCGT Power Plant in Turkey
    Infrastructure Journal
  • Middle East Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011: Shuweihat S3 IWPP Project
    International Financial Law Review
  • Deal of the Year 2012: China Development Bank—White Rose Solar
    China Business Law Journal
  • Asia-Pacific Solar Deal of the Year: 2012: Rajasthan Sun in India
    Project Finance
  • Deal of the Year 2010: GMR Group sale of its 50 percent stake in InterGen N.V. to China Huaneng Group
    ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL