For more than 90 years, Thompson & Knight has counseled oil, gas, and energy industry clients – those who explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport, and process energy resources. Our practice is active and comprehensive, as we represent clients in transactions and resolve disputes in dozens of countries around the world.
Thompson & Knight has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law for the second consecutive year in the 2013 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Chambers USA 2012 by Chambers & Partners has ranked the Firm among the top 10 firms in the U.S. in the directory’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category, praising our “deep-rooted presence in the market” and “intimate knowledge of the upstream and midstream sectors.” The directory also notes that the Firm “is particularly well known for its transactional capabilities, advising the oil and gas industry on M&A, securities, structured financing and private equity investment ” as well as “overseas oil and gas project development.”
The Firm’s oil, gas, and energy practice is also recognized by numerous other prestigious legal directories, including:
- The Legal 500 US 2012 by Legalease, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top 16 firms in the nation for Energy: Litigation.
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists more Thompson & Knight attorneys in the Oil & Gas and Natural Resources Law categories than any other law firm in Texas.
- Chambers Latin America 2013 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top firms in Latin America for Projects.
Thompson & Knight’s oil, gas, and energy clients are a “who’s who” of the industry. They include multi-national and independent oil and gas companies, host government oil and gas companies, large utilities, private power plants, energy industry service giants, refineries, petrochemical companies, financial institutions, and multi-national drilling contractors and construction companies. Our client roster includes many of the largest publicly traded energy companies and a host of oil and gas exploration, production, refining, pipeline, marketing, and investment businesses.
Additionally, Thompson & Knight is one of the only large law firms in the U.S. to have a separate Oil and Gas Practice Group. Furthermore, we not only provide our clients with an integrated service through the collaboration of attorneys across multiple practice areas, but each of these attorneys also truly understands the energy industry. As a result, we have the requisite knowledge to handle any energy industry dispute as well as the ability to cover every aspect of an energy transaction, including the oil and gas, corporate, tax, environmental, finance, labor and employment, real estate, and even intellectual property facets of the deal – thus giving the Firm and our energy industry clients a competitive advantage.