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 natural gas and electric power industries; energy-related transactional matters; and energy project development and financing.  He has counseled clients in connection with the development of energy projects in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; energy sector mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; energy supply, transportation, gathering, storage and tolling agreement negotiations; outsourcing of energy purchasing and energy facilities management; energy company reorganizations; and US and international transactions involving natural gas, liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquids, petroleum, electric power generation and transmission, renewable energy; district energy; and water/wastewater. 

Jim has represented energy project developers; energy pipelines, oil and gas midstream companies and natural gas storage operators; local gas distribution companies; petrochemical producers; major industrial enterprises; natural gas and electricity marketers; independent power producers; and electric utilities in regulatory proceedings involving the construction of pipeline, energy storage and electric generation projects, in rate and enforcement proceedings 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.

Publications and Presentations

  • Chairman, Platts Annual Gas Storage Outlook conference, 2006-2014.

  • “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).

  • “Heavy Impact of EPAct and FERC’s New Regulations on M&As,” Natural Gas & Electricity (May 2006).

  • “After the Storm” (thoughts on the current regulatory and transactional environment in the US energy sector), Project Finance (April 2002).


  • American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (1984-present); Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (1986-present) and Section Council Member (2003-present))

  • Energy Bar Association