King & Spalding assists clients with oil and gas regulatory and litigation matters on a regular basis, making the firm one of the most active in this arena. The firm has special expertise in regulatory permitting and disputes; exploration and development operations regulations; royalty and qui tam suits; and antitrust, environmental, and oil field mass tort litigation. King & Spalding’s lawyers routinely advise multinational and domestic corporations engaged in all aspects of the oil and gas industry on matters around the world, including in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Russia/CIS and Asia.
The firm’s Oil and Gas Practice is centered in Houston, Texas, and Washington, D.C., with strong strategic capabilities domestically in New York, Austin, Atlanta, Charlotte, and San Francisco, as well as internationally in the Middle East, Paris, London, and Singapore. Over the years, King & Spalding clients have included the vast majority of the major oil and gas producers and refiners, a substantial number of independent oil and gas producers, and countless service companies and oil field contractors.
King & Spalding’s oil and gas lawyers possess the specialized skills and industry knowledge necessary to litigate the full spectrum of oil and gas disputes.
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Group plays an important role in helping oil and gas clients promote safe, reliable and efficient energy infrastructure; ensuring that rates, terms, and conditions are just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential; and assisting clients in compliance matters and training. The group also includes one of the leading practitioners in oil and gas royalty and exploration and development matters before the Department of the Interior.
Our Oil and Gas Transactions Group handles a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including project development, project finance, construction and procurement, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, marine transportation, marketing and trading, privatizations and capitalizations, among others.
- King & Spalding is recognized for its “first-class energy team” and ranks as one of the top energy and natural resources firms in the United States in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
- King & Spalding’s Oil and Gas Practice is recognized as a leading practice in Chambers Global 2010.
- King & Spalding is named one of the top energy and natural resources firms nationally (Chambers USA 2010).
- King & Spalding lawyers are ranked nationally by Chambers USA for their oil and gas regulatory and litigation expertise (Chambers USA 2010).