Head of the Firm's global Energy Practice, Jeff Schlegel has more than 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, joint venture, and project development transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry, chemicals/petrochemicals, polyolefins and catalysts, LNG, power, renewables and energy transition matters, 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 $450 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; midstream transactions and projects around the world; 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 regular speaker on energy industry trends and issues, and he has been involved in the drafting of model forms of energy industry contracts.
FERC Proposes to Greatly Expand a Favorite Enforcement Tool—the "Duty of Candor" Rule—Across Its Jurisdictional Footprint
- 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)
Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers (2023)
BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)
Law360 "Energy MVP" (2013-2015)
Chambers USA (2019-2023)
Chambers Global (2022-2023)
Best Lawyers in America: oil & gas, energy (2011-2023), corporate law (2017-2023)
International Who's Who of Leading Energy Lawyers (2013-2022)
Who's Who Legal Energy "leading individual" (2022) and "thought leader"(2023)
World's Leading Energy Lawyers (2009-2018)
Legal 500 US, recommended in energy transactions: oil and gas (2015-2021), conventional power (2018), and renewable/alternative (2018-2019) and in M&A: large deals ($1b+) (2018)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2018)