James F Bowe Jr. (Jim)


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James Bowe

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James F. Bowe, Jr. (“Jim”) is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Energy Practice and a member of the firm’s Global Transactions Practice Group. His practice focuses on the regulation of the energy sector; energy-related transactional matters; and energy project development and financing.  He has counseled clients in connection with the development of conventional and renewable energy projects in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; energy sector mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; energy supply, transportation, storage and tolling agreement negotiations; energy company reorganizations; and US and international transactions involving natural gas, liquefied natural gas, petroleum, electric power generation and transmission, renewable energy projects (wind, solar and biomass), district energy, and water/wastewater.

Jim has represented conventional and renewable energy project developers; energy facilities owners; lenders; utilities; and end users in rate and enforcement proceedings before U.S. federal and state regulators, in civil litigation and arbitrations, and in commercial negotiations.  He has also represented financial institutions and project developers in connection with US and international energy project financings and in M&A matters involving conventional and renewable energy projects.

Publications and Presentations

  • Chairman, Platts Annual Gas Storage Outlook conference, 2006-2016.

  • Presentation: “Market and Regulatory Challenges Facing Natural Gas Storage,” Industrial Energy Consumers of America Natural Gas & Electricity Resources Supplier Council Meeting, October 2016.

  • Presentation:  “Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realities,” Oil & Gas Journal Live Webcast, March 2015.

  • Presentation and Panel Participant:  “Energy M&A: What Regulatory Lawyers Need to Know,” Energy Bar Association 2015 Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2015.

  • Conference Chair and Moderator, Presentation on “U.S. Regulators of LNG Projects,” Infocast Small-Midscale LNG Investment & Development Summit, Houston, June 2015.

  • Feature article, “Delays, supply overhang menace North American LNG exports,” Oil & Gas Journal, 3 August 2015

  • “DC Cir. Misses Opportunity to Clarify NEPA Guideposts,” Law 360 (July 2014).

  • “High Performance Gas Storage: A History of Gas Storage Regulation in the Liberalized North American Gas Market and Perspectives on the Outlook under EU Regulation,” SMi Gas Storage Conference, London, UK (June 2013).

  • “NEPA Review of Energy Projects: Economic Impacts and Critical Path Consequences,” King  & Spalding Energy Forum (Dec. 2012).

  • “A New Era of Natural Gas in North America,” Law 360 (Nov. 2011).

  • “Brazil’s New Natural Gas Law,” Latin American Law & Business Report (May 2009).


  • American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (1984-present); Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (1986-present) and Section Council Member (2003-present))

  • Energy Bar Association