In a world where the demands for energy are growing exponentially, those operating in the energy sector are looking to their lawyers to provide more than legal skill; they are seeking in-depth sector know-how and innovative solutions to the challenge.

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Energy and Natural Resources

DLA Piper's energy lawyers deliver to our clients the focused, innovative sector advice they need, wherever in the world they need it.

In a sector of relentless change, demand and complexity, private and public corporations wisely rely on experienced, global legal counsel for any matter involving energy.

We are entering an era of unprecedented demand for power generation and transmission, especially within emerging economies. This dynamic, together with the challenges we all face from climate change, is creating new opportunities for alternative energies and new technologies.

Our energy clients receive coordinated, across-the-board coverage for their needs, including construction and projects, corporate, competition, regulatory, contractual, trading, litigation/arbitration, dispute resolution and tax issues. We understand the technical, geographical, commercial and geopolitical factors that shape the industry and have first-hand access to contacts, sponsors and decision makers worldwide.

DLA Piper's energy team includes experts in the detailed, multi-layered and often complex regulatory frameworks that apply to energy sector projects and activities. We advise regulators, the regulated, investors and other industry participants on the implications of the regulatory framework during the planning, development and operational stages of many energy projects and activities.

For decades, we have represented organizations operating in the sector throughout the world. Our global team serves clients in the power, oil and gas, renewable, nuclear, energy trading, climate change and water markets. Alongside energy companies, our clients include project sponsors, corporations, developers, financial institutions, governments, utilities and regulatory bodies.

We work with a broad scope of clients ranging from the world’s largest oil and gas companies to investment banks active in energy and commodities trading and venture-backed alternative energy entrepreneurs. Our lawyers provide strategic advice on planning, development, financing and permitting matters, as well as legislative, political and regulatory issues.

In Norway

DLA Piper Norway has acted on the developer-, investor- or funder-side of well in excess of 50 projects with a total installed capacity of more than 3.5GW and invested capital of more than €3 billion. 

Our Norway-based renewable energy team plays a central role within our firm’s formidable global-wide renewable energy practice.  Our ability to provide global-standard domestic and cross-border energy sector-specific counsel means we are the natural advisers of first choice for a substantial proportion of the largest renewable energy sector transactions in Norway. 

This includes particular strength in the field of onshore wind projects.  Our clients benefit from the deep pool of experience and unique wind project acquisition, investment and finance capabilities which have earned us a strong reputation for advising on the most complex mandates in Norway, the Nordic Region and world-wide. 

As a result, we are renowned for successfully bringing the largest, most complex and challenging Nordic Region wind projects over the finishing line. Many of our clients are global leaders seeking to invest or finance onshore windfarms in Norway.