Energy industry publication AOL Energy ranked White & Case No. 1 in its list of the top five energy law firms. The list was based on conversations with energy industry sources and represents "the firms getting the most attention from insiders."
White & Case "is a name that pops up in energy litigation and regulation over and over, a firm whose offices seem always to be where the energy business giants are going next and a firm with access to world leaders and governments that sources in the energy business have called unparalleled," according toAOL Energy in its profile of the Firm. "The firm's expertise in mergers and acquisitions and its access to banking rainmakers have made it a constant in an industry that is both consolidating and facing immense new pressures in paying for infrastructure upgrades."
Noting the Firm's global presence, AOL Energy added: "It is no coincidence that many of the firm's top energy law partners are also specialists in sovereign wealth funds, or that the firm has offices across the Middle East and in Asia. As the industry needs ever-greater access to international funds, and US companies increasingly go abroad to install cutting-edge infrastructure domestic markets are not yet prepared for, the lawyers at White & Case are getting the call."