Head of the Firm's global Energy Practice, Jeff Schlegel has almost 30 years of experience in leading international and domestic M&A and project development transactions for energy industry participants, particularly in oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), chemicals/petrochemicals, power, renewables, and energy-related infrastructure.
Jeff's M&A experience includes public and private M&A and joint venture transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry, chemicals/petrochemicals, LNG, power (including renewables), and other capital intensive industries. His project development experience in these sectors includes structuring, engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and primary 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 $400 billion of: energy projects, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; 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 United States and the Asia/Pacific region; the development of multiple world-scale facilities; and oil field services transactions in the United States, 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.
Climate Change Litigation Bombshell: Dutch Lower Court Orders Royal Dutch Shell to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Brazilian House of Representatives Approves Bill of Law Aiming to Increase Competitiveness in the Country's Natural Gas Sector
- June 2019
- May 7, 2015
Turmoil in the Oil Patch: Risks and Opportunities for Oil & Gas Companies and Investors
- February 14, 2013
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
- October 25, 2012
China Outbound Focus Workshop: How to Deal With Regional Issues in Overseas Investments
- October 24, 2012
Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"
- November 11, 2010
2010 Speaker Series: Marcellus Shale
- February 17, 2004
Opportunities for Successful Investment in LNG Infrastructure, Jones Day Client Seminar
- November 14, 2002
Rethinking Policy and Market Liberalization - The New Face of Risk, panelist, International Business and Energy Law Conference of the International Bar Association
- American University (J.D. cum laude 1991); Yale University (B.A. 1988)
BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)
Law360 "Energy MVP" (2013-2015)
Chambers USA (2019)
Texas Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
Best Lawyers in America, oil and gas law and energy law (2011-2021), corporate law (2017-2021)
International Who's Who of Leading Energy Lawyers (2013-2020)
World's Leading Energy Lawyers (2009-2018)
Legal 500 US, recommended in energy transactions: oil and gas (2015-2019), conventional power (2018), and renewable/alternative (2018-2019) and in M&A: large deals ($1b+) (2018)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2018)