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Jim Bowe focuses on the energy sector, including regulation of the pipeline, oil and gas, and electric power industries, and commercial matters relating to energy production, transportation and use. As a partner in our FERC practice, Jim advises clients on energy and infrastructure project development and financing, compliance questions and energy transactions. Jim has assisted clients with matters arising in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jim represents both conventional and renewable energy project developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders, as well as energy shippers and end users. He advises clients in securing authorizations to build and expand pipeline, energy storage and generating facilities, and in natural gas and oil pipeline rate and enforcement proceedings before federal and state regulators. Jim has also represented financial institutions and project developers in connection with U.S. and international energy projects, and in merger and acquisition matters involving energy assets and companies.

Jim frequently counsels clients on energy supply, transportation, storage and tolling agreement negotiations; permitting issues; energy company reorganizations; and U.S. 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 also assists oil and gas midstream and petrochemical industry clients in addressing pipeline safety issues.

Experienced in a wide range of energy sector law, Jim is a frequent speaker, panelist and author.

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Credentials

District of Columbia

One of the U.S. Energy Bar’s leading lawyers


Chambers USA and Chambers Global, 2003–2017

Ranked in Band 2 in Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Chambers USA, 2017

A Leading Lawyer in Energy: Regulatory


Legal 500 United States, 2016

One of Washington, D.C.’s Super Lawyers in Energy & Natural Resources


Super Lawyers, 2014–2017

Matters

  • Advise developers of conventional and renewable electric generation facilities on permitting matters, concession arrangements, fuel supply and offtake contract negotiations, and financing matters in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Representation of sponsors and offtakers in the development, permitting, expansion and financing of gas-fired, biomass fueled and wind electric-generating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, including some of the largest wind generation projects developed to date in Texas and a proposed offshore wind project in the Great Lakes; more than a dozen underground natural gas storage projects in the U.S. ; numerous oil and petroleum pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S. and Canada; several natural gas and oil production facility, gathering system, processing plant and pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S., Canada and Africa; several U.S. liquefied natural gas production, storage, import and export facilities; and several expansions or conversions of energy pipeline facilities to ethane and other NGLs service.

Advising potential investors in connection with the evaluation of conventional and renewable electric generating facility portfolios and merchant electric transmission facilities.

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  • Advise developers of conventional and renewable electric generation facilities on permitting matters, concession arrangements, fuel supply and offtake contract negotiations, and financing matters in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Representation of sponsors and offtakers in the development, permitting, expansion and financing of gas-fired, biomass fueled and wind electric-generating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, including some of the largest wind generation projects developed to date in Texas and a proposed offshore wind project in the Great Lakes; more than a dozen underground natural gas storage projects in the U.S. ; numerous oil and petroleum pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S. and Canada; several natural gas and oil production facility, gathering system, processing plant and pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S., Canada and Africa; several U.S. liquefied natural gas production, storage, import and export facilities; and several expansions or conversions of energy pipeline facilities to ethane and other NGLs service.

Advising potential investors in connection with the evaluation of conventional and renewable electric generating facility portfolios and merchant electric transmission facilities.

Advising asset owners, infrastructure funds, and master limited partnerships in sales and purchases of ownership interests in natural gas storage facilities, natural gas pipelines, oil and gas midstream companies, gas distribution companies, electric utilities, and conventional and renewable electric power generation facilities.

Advising transmission, storage and distribution companies on compliance with pipeline safety regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Representation of natural gas pipeline companies, gas midstream companies, gas storage companies and pipeline shippers in a variety of rate, tariff and capacity allocation proceedings before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other U.S. regulators.

Advising a government agency and other stakeholders on the development of regulatory regimes to govern the development, operation and service offerings of district cooling facilities and the restructuring of the water/wastewater sectors in several jurisdictions in the Middle East.

Advised participants in Brazil’s independent power and natural gas sectors in commercial, project development and regulatory policy matters.

Matters

  • Advise developers of conventional and renewable electric generation facilities on permitting matters, concession arrangements, fuel supply and offtake contract negotiations, and financing matters in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Representation of sponsors and offtakers in the development, permitting, expansion and financing of gas-fired, biomass fueled and wind electric-generating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, including some of the largest wind generation projects developed to date in Texas and a proposed offshore wind project in the Great Lakes; more than a dozen underground natural gas storage projects in the U.S. ; numerous oil and petroleum pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S. and Canada; several natural gas and oil production facility, gathering system, processing plant and pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S., Canada and Africa; several U.S. liquefied natural gas production, storage, import and export facilities; and several expansions or conversions of energy pipeline facilities to ethane and other NGLs service.

Advising potential investors in connection with the evaluation of conventional and renewable electric generating facility portfolios and merchant electric transmission facilities.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

  • Advise developers of conventional and renewable electric generation facilities on permitting matters, concession arrangements, fuel supply and offtake contract negotiations, and financing matters in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Representation of sponsors and offtakers in the development, permitting, expansion and financing of gas-fired, biomass fueled and wind electric-generating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, including some of the largest wind generation projects developed to date in Texas and a proposed offshore wind project in the Great Lakes; more than a dozen underground natural gas storage projects in the U.S. ; numerous oil and petroleum pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S. and Canada; several natural gas and oil production facility, gathering system, processing plant and pipeline construction and expansion projects in the U.S., Canada and Africa; several U.S. liquefied natural gas production, storage, import and export facilities; and several expansions or conversions of energy pipeline facilities to ethane and other NGLs service.

Advising potential investors in connection with the evaluation of conventional and renewable electric generating facility portfolios and merchant electric transmission facilities.

Advising asset owners, infrastructure funds, and master limited partnerships in sales and purchases of ownership interests in natural gas storage facilities, natural gas pipelines, oil and gas midstream companies, gas distribution companies, electric utilities, and conventional and renewable electric power generation facilities.

Advising transmission, storage and distribution companies on compliance with pipeline safety regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Representation of natural gas pipeline companies, gas midstream companies, gas storage companies and pipeline shippers in a variety of rate, tariff and capacity allocation proceedings before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other U.S. regulators.

Advising a government agency and other stakeholders on the development of regulatory regimes to govern the development, operation and service offerings of district cooling facilities and the restructuring of the water/wastewater sectors in several jurisdictions in the Middle East.

Advised participants in Brazil’s independent power and natural gas sectors in commercial, project development and regulatory policy matters.

Credentials

District of Columbia

One of the U.S. Energy Bar’s leading lawyers


Chambers USA and Chambers Global, 2003–2017

Ranked in Band 2 in Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Chambers USA, 2017

A Leading Lawyer in Energy: Regulatory


Legal 500 United States, 2016

One of Washington, D.C.’s Super Lawyers in Energy & Natural Resources


Super Lawyers, 2014–2017