Sidley Austin LLP is a leading international law firm, with 2,000 lawyers worldwide, including offices in 20 cities: Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Service is a key part of our business, and we are pleased to be listed as a BTI Client Service “A-Team”.
We offer a deep bench in Houston, with over 60 lawyers focused on all aspects of the energy business – construction and development, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, financing, capital markets, private equity and tax, for the oil and gas, petrochemicals and refining, LNG, and electric power industries. Our lawyers have longtime roots in the Houston market and are thoroughly familiar with market conditions and practices, as well as their own specialty areas of law. The Houston team harnesses the broader firm’s resources to provide seamless service that crosses borders and areas of law. Our experts in areas such as antitrust, environmental, energy regulatory, employment and intellectual property are available to help with all specialized issues that arise in the course of a project.
Sidley’s construction work runs the gamut from pre-FEED and FEED agreements, to technology licensing and procurement, to construction management, construction, and EPC, to joint ventures for project development. Our lawyers assist clients with the construction of upstream infrastructure (including FPSOs and other vessels), pipelines, gas processing plants, ethane crackers, refineries, methanol plants, ammonia plants, propylene plants, LNG plants, conventional and renewable power plants, and many others.