In a volatile economic, political and technological environment, the energy and natural resources sector continues to offer exciting opportunities as well as considerable challenges. New technologies are transforming the sector, while energy security, climate change and the regulatory landscape present new and evolving issues 

Our clients demand practical, yet innovative legal solutions grounded in a thorough legal and  commercial understanding of the sector in the jurisdictions where they operate. Our legal team has experience of energy projects in more than 40 countries across the globe. 

Clients seek our help with all aspects of natural resources and energy-related matters including: 

  • approvals  
  • concessions 
  • dispute resolution 
  • environmental risk management 
  • financing and commercial 
  • joint ventures 
  • labour issues 
  • M&A 
  • project development and construction and project financing 
  • purchase and sale of natural resources  
  • power purchase agreements 
  • regulatory compliance 

We work with clients of all sizes on everything from oil and gas projects to renewable and nuclear energy, trading energy securities and derivatives, water and sewage,  mining and energy storage. We have an active practice assisting clients with emerging energy technologies, helping them identify opportunities from public policy changes related to climate change and the promotion of low carbon sources of energy. 

Energy plays a hugely important role in national and international economies, which in turn means a changeable regulatory environment. BCLP helps clients navigate the myriad of existing and new government regulations, issues and opportunities in this area.  

Our legal team includes lawyers with experience across all relevant disciplines, whose knowledge and perspective helps to find the best possible solutions for client problems. We work as a team to help you solve your toughest legal issues. 

An Energy Client Story

A valued energy-sector client rang at 6:30pm on a Friday evening and asked if he could pop over to our office – straight away. A distressed company was on the market but our client's rivals were circling. Our client was not going to miss out and wanted to purchase the target, quickly. Specialists from BCLP’s Finance, Corporate and Insolvency practices cleared their weekends and negotiated an exclusivity agreement with the administrators by 2am that same night, winning an auction and granting our client until midnight on Monday to sign the deal.

Following further intense hours of review and negotiation over the course of the weekend, the Sale & Purchase agreement was agreed and executed on time - less than 80 hours after the idea was first raised.

When the deal was completed some weeks later, it included complex group and financing restructuring, multiple joint ventures and involved legal teams from the UK, Russia and Cyprus.