Energy industry magazine Petroleum Economist named White & Case "Legal Services Provider of the Year" at its 2017 Petroleum Economist Awards in London on November 21.
The award recognizes the law firm "whose expertise and involvement consistently delivers measurable value to its client(s)," according to the magazine. White & Case received the honor for the firm's close involvement in a range of energy sector deals, strategic input into clients’ business decisions, significant expertise in the energy sector or a niche thereof and an innovative approach to tackling business challenges.
"White & Case offers clients a truly holistic legal overview of the oil and gas sector," Petroleum Economist observed in an article announcing White & Case's win. "Whether seeking project finance, decommissioning, securing acreage or negotiating terms with governments, clients benefit from a full range of global services on all major disciplines…. White & Case continues to lead the market in legal services. The team successfully established the first Sirkuk Issuance Programme in Saudi Arabia, for up to $10bn, and assisted TEPCO and Chubu Electric form JERA−a 50-50 joint business venture. This coalition is now the world's largest liquified natural gas buyer…. From a company founded just over 100 years ago in New York, it has grown into a truly world-leading cross-border firm."
White & Case was selected for the honor by a panel of judges, including Opec Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Director Bassam Fattouh and International Energy Agency Oil Industry Markets Division Head Neil Atkinson.