Energy Mergers + Acquisitions

Morrison & Foerster has a leading global M+A and private equity (PE) transactional practice. We help our energy clients build, expand and restructure their business, to take conventional and revolutionary products and services to market. Our energy M+A and PE lawyers work as an integrated team with experts in key areas such as federal and state regulation, antitrust, litigation, tax (including tax equity and cash grant programs), labor and benefits, projects and leveraged finance, bankruptcy, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, securities, and fund formation. Clients note that we are "intensely dedicated to achieving the client's objectives" and "highly creative problem solvers" – in short, we know how to get deals done.

Energy Industry Experience

Oil & Gas Projects

  • Oil Pipelines
  • Natural Gas
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)


  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution

Renewable Energy Developments

  • Solar and Wind
  • Biofuels and Biomass
  • Hydroelectric

Energy-related Technologies

  • Smart Grid
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Efficiency

Practice Strengths

  • Global footprint with more than 150 corporate/M+A/PE lawyers worldwide
  • Integrated and coordinated team approach for cross-border energy M+A and PE transactions
  • Experience handling energy M+A/PE transactions in the U.S., China, Japan, Latin America, Europe and Canada
  • Advised on 131 M+A transactions in 2013, which had a total disclosed value of more than $112 billion, including 20 transactions each worth over $1 billion
  • More than 600 M+A/PE buyouts, strategic alliances and joint venture transactions in the past five years


  • Cross-border M+A transactions
  • Mergers, joint ventures and complex strategic alliances
  • Private equity and going-private transactions
  • Serial acquisition programs
  • Corporate carve-outs and stock and asset acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations, bankruptcy, distressed and leveraged transactions
  • Consolidation and bid programs
  • Tender and exchange offers (both friendly and hostile)
  • Advising investment banks in their capacity as M+A advisors

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