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Energy and Mining

Cravath has extensive experience within the energy industry, particularly in oil, gas and alternative energy, as well as in mining and metals. We have represented numerous clients within this industry in a wide variety of corporate and litigation matters.

Our corporate work has ranged from representing startups and joint ventures to representing integrated multinationals, providing counsel on friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions, capital markets offerings and other complex transactions. As a result, we are familiar with the regulatory landscape and have extensive experience in working with regulatory specialists to structure and negotiate transactions in a manner that addresses the unique requirements and risks of the industry.

Cravath’s litigators have worked with our clients in this industry that are faced with issues involving bankruptcy, intellectual property, commercial and securities law and environmental and safety issues. The Firm has handled both domestic and international litigation matters and arbitrations, including environmental derivative suits, RICO, civil rights, international torts, contested mergers and acquisitions and contractual disputes.

Cravath clients in this industry have included Alcoa, AngloGold, Barrick Gold, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, members of the board of Duke Energy, Dynegy, E.ON, INEOS, Massey Energy, Nalco, New Mexico Gas, Occidental Petroleum, PSEG, Royal Dutch Shell, RWE and Williams. Cravath’s strong foundation and significant insight into this industry enable it to effectively address the various needs of industry participants.