Energy Transition

About

Successfully navigating the global energy sector's transformation to net-zero by 2050 requires advice from lawyers who have in-depth knowledge of the global energy industry, regulatory environment, relevant stakeholders and local markets.

 

Helping clients transition to a new world

With the demand for sustainable and lower-carbon energy on the rise, we leverage our significant depth of both traditional and renewable energy experience and global resources to be at the forefront of the energy transition. With lawyers in key locations worldwide, we support corporates, utilities, sovereigns, investors, financial institutions, alternative capital providers and other stakeholders as they look to understand the increasing challenges, implications and opportunities presented by the need to prioritize environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are driving the energy transition.

Clients focused on the energy transition, including decarbonization and renewable energy projects, come to us for our ability to deliver holistic legal and commercial advice across the energy value chain. Our lawyers have significant experience in energy transition technologies and sustainability with respect to investments, including acquisitions and divestitures, strategic venturing, development of greenfield and brownfield projects and financings, and energy/climate-related litigation. We have been involved in a number of "first of a kind" transactions, working alongside our clients to innovate and provide strategic advice so as to develop an appropriate commercial framework to capture the value within the energy transition chain.

 

Award-winning global multi-disciplinary teams who understand energy

Most recently awarded "2020 Legal Services Provider of the Year" by Transition Economist, our team's capabilities in regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution work—backed by our global resources, and pragmatic and commercial approach—make our energy lawyers ideally placed to help clients achieve their objectives in the energy transition to a lower-carbon environment.

Our award-winning global multi-disciplinary team is composed of lawyers with decades of experience in all facets of the energy value chain, bringing clients a unique understanding of energy transition matters, low-carbon assets and renewables facilities, and new business models within a rapidly changing technology and regulatory environment. Not only do they understand the demands placed on in-house counsel and commercial managers, they are trusted advisors to business partners as well, helping to build consensus across lines of business with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

We provide a full range of services across all energy transition asset classes, including renewables, energy storage in the form of battery storage, hydrogen and hydropower, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), carbon trading, carbon tax, electric vehicles, energy distribution/ transmission, energy efficiency, smart cities, micro-grids and gas-to-power projects. We also support clients on decarbonizing operations, guide them on the retirement of coal-fired power projects for transition to cleaner energy sources, help with the diversification and monetization of fossil fuel assets, and successfully advise on climate change litigation.

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Legal Services Provider of the Year
Transition Economist 2020

Energy Legal Services Provider of the Year
Petroleum Economist 2017, 2018 and 2020

Project Finance Group of the Year
Law360 2020

"Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year" (Yunlin Offshore Wind)
Project Finance International Awards 2020

"Latin America Deal of the Year" (TAG Pipeline)
Project Finance International Awards 2020

"Onshore Deal of the Year" (Bjerkreim cluster)
European Wind Investment Awards 2019

Tier 1 in Oil & Gas
The Legal 500 UK, 2020

Band 1 for Projects & Energy: Global-wide, Africa-wide, Middle East-wide, Europe-wide, CEE-wide, Latin America-wide and US LNG

" A pre-eminent oil and gas practice"
"The White & Case team is outstanding. Their key strengths are knowledge, tenacity and enthusiasm."
"Highly sought after for its experience advising on major international oil and gas transactions"
Chambers Global 2020

Band 1: International Arbitration
"They stand out for having the greatest experience in international arbitration matters, and take a global approach to the client's problems."
Chambers Global 2020

#1 International Arbitration Practice globally
Global Arbitration Review 2019

Band 1: United States – Projects, LNG
Chambers USA 2020

Tier 1: Oil & Gas
"Provides an extremely high level of service through 'fast responses, deep industry knowledge and very strong teams individually put together for every transaction.'"
The Legal 500 UK 2020

Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year
The Lawyer 2018

#1 for oil & gas globally
Petroleum Economist Legal Energy Survey 2018

Experience

Energy storage

White & Case advises Neoen on hydrogen superhub

White & Case advises Faurecia on hydrogen mobility joint venture with Michelin

White & Case advises 8 Rivers Capital on investment in power company developing emission-free and carbon-free system

White & Case advises Neoen on Australia's largest battery

White & Case advises lenders on a project financing of Mangilao solar project with battery storage

White & Case advises Neoen on world's largest lithium-ion battery

 

Green finance

White & Case advises E.ON on €750 million green notes issuance

White & Case advises Enel on €10 billion ESG financing

White & Case advises Acea on first €900 million green bond issuance

White & Case advises Citigroup on Enel's new Sustainable Development Goal Target ECP Programme

White & Case advises Eurogrid on €750 million debut green bond issue

White & Case advises E.ON on issuance of green bond with principal amount of €750 million

White & Case advises lenders on first ESG-linked financing in Poland

White & Case advises G20 SFSG on landmark initiative to create sustainable CLO market

 

Solar

White & Case advises Republic of Azerbaijan on landmark solar project

White & Case advises Next Kraftwerke on acquisition by Shell

White & Case advises on procurement and financing of world's largest single site solar project

White & Case advises Brookfield on sale of Malaysian solar energy business

White & Case advises ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limted on investment in CrossBoundary Energy

White & Case advises Morgan Stanley Energy Partners on its strategic partnership with SolMicroGrid

White & Case advises FSN Capital on financing of acquisition of Obton Group

White & Case advises Siemens Financial Services on investment in Brazilian solar power developer Brasol

White & Case advises Masdar on acquisition of 1.6 GW of solar and wind farm assets in the US

White & Case advises lenders on a project financing of Mangilao solar project with battery storage

White & Case advises Neoen on development and project financing of 460MW solar farm in Australia

White & Case advises Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on development and project financing of 90 MW Sebastopol Solar Farm

White & Case advises Hana Financial Investment on acquisition, development and project financing of 162 MW Columboola Solar Farm

White & Case advises EIG on investment in ib vogt's solar PV pipeline

White & Case advises Brookfield on US$100 million sale of Thai solar energy business

White & Case advises R.POWER on record solar energy sale in Poland

White & Case Advises Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on project financing of 85 MW Winton Solar Farm

White & Case Advises Lightsource on launch of "Lightsource BP" solar power partnership

 

Wind

White & Case advises Neoen on 404 MW Finnish onshore wind farm

White & Case advises Republic of Azerbaijan on 240 MW wind power project

White & Case advises a consortium of Korean investors on acquisition of significant equity interest in large-scale US wind portfolio

White & Case advises Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on 589 MW CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan

White & Case advises Neoen and John Laing on AUD 650 million portfolio refinancing of Hornsdale Wind Farm

White & Case advises First Sentier investors on acquistion of John Laing's Australian wind farm renewable portfolio

White & Case advises Nexif on 86 MW expansion of Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

White & Case advises Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on 589 MW CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan