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Jeffrey A. Schlegel (Jeff)

Practice Leader Energy


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  • American University (J.D. cum laude 1991); Yale University (B.A. 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Head of the Firm's global Energy Practice, Jeff Schlegel has more than 25 years of experience in leading international and domestic M&A and project development transactions for energy industry participants, particularly in oil and gas, chemicals/petrochemicals, and energy-related infrastructure. His M&A experience includes public and private buy-side, sell-side, and joint venture transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry, chemicals/petrochemicals, and other capital intensive industries. His project development experience encompasses transactional, structuring, engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and other commercial arrangements. Jeff also has represented domestic and multinational companies in a variety of public and private transactions, including inbound and outbound investment, and cross-border transactions in a wide range of industries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and North America.

Jeff's recent engagements include more than $275 billion of: upstream and midstream energy projects, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings, particularly in the U.S. active oil and gas shale plays; LNG import and export projects and transactions in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia; refining, logistics, and other downstream transactions in the U.S. and the Asia/Pacific region; the development of multiple world-scale facilities; and oil field services transactions in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Jeff is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, a past chair of the International Section of the Institute for Energy Law, a regular speaker at energy conferences, and a past editor of the Texas Transnational Law Quarterly, published by the State Bar of Texas.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

    Law360 "Energy MVP" (2013-2015)

    Texas Super Lawyers (2012-2017)

    The Best Lawyers in America® in oil and gas law and energy law (2011-2018) and corporate law (2017-2018)

    The International Who's Who of Leading Energy Lawyers (2013-2017)

    Guide to the World's Leading Energy Lawyers (2009-2017)

    Legal 500 US, recommended in energy transactions (2015-2017)

    Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2018)
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