Practice Areas


Project Finance and Development

Nunes & Partners' lawyers work with project developers, private and governmental lenders, advisors and underwriters on the development of domestic and international industrial and energy projects. We assist clients through every phase of the acquisition and development process:  planning and structuring, real estate and environmental due diligence, permitting and applications for government approvals and incentives and reviewing and drafting construction and operating contacts. 

Our lawyers have in-depth experience with project financings that utilize conventional financing, equity investments, joint ventures and partnerships, sale/leaseback transactions, construction and long-term loans, issuance of public and private securities and taxable and tax-free bond financings. 

Nunes & Partners' lawyers have demonstrated their expertise in project finance and development over the course of a variety of projects in numerous jurisdictions.  Members of the firm have played key roles in the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals for liquefaction and regasification, crude oil and petroleum product pipeline projects, gas pipelines, marine transportation of LNG, crude oil and petroleum products, petrochemical plants, underground storage facilities, offshore drill rigs and a wind energy-generating facility.  These projects have spanned the globe, including locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia.

Contracts and Transactions (including Energy M&A)

Nunes and Partners lawyers have extensive experience assisting clients in all aspects of energy-related transactions, business formations, project financings, M&A, strategic alliances and the purchase and sale of major energy assets. In addition to developing project structures, we often serve as lead counsel on contracts for joint ventures, joint operations, sales and purchases, processing, services, transportation, development, investment, production sharing, farmout agreements, drilling, storage, construction, operation and management and technology licensing.

We have handled of domestic and international energy deals that involve the exploration, extraction, processing, transportation and sale of hydrocarbons, renewables and other natural resources.  Our clients include small and large entities, major and independent oil companies, drilling companies, oilfield service providers, lenders, developers, government agencies and foreign investors.


Nunes and Partners lawyers serve as arbitrators of commercial and energy disputes for the American Arbitration Association.