RK&O’s lawyers have extensive experience representing private equity sponsors, hedge funds, investment banks and other financial investors and traders in a wide range of matters in the commodities and energy sectors. RK&O’s expertise includes the areas of: asset-based financings; over-the-counter and cleared derivatives; letter of credit facilities; commodities financing arrangements; renewable energy finance; syndications, risk participations and secondary trading; and insolvency claims trading. more +
Finance: RK&O’s Finance lawyers advise clients on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of financing transactions for commodities firms, from the initial commitment or engagement to the closing of the transaction and perfection of security interests. They work closely with lawyers in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Structured Transactions, Tax, Economic Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) groups, to craft creative, cost-effective financing solutions.
Investments: RK&O represents some of the largest and most prominent private investment funds and investment banks in connection with equity investments in the commodities and energy sectors. Attorneys in our Private Equity and Venture Capital groups have advised on not only traditional private equity investments, but also complex bespoke transactions involving corporate reorganizations or restructurings, post-insolvency reorganization equity, new product developments or launches, new business start-ups, rescue capital, structured investment vehicles and complex joint ventures, in the U.S. and abroad.
Derivatives: RK&O’s Derivatives lawyers work with clients to structure and implement new derivative products, develop trading strategies, manage credit risk, document and execute derivatives transactions for hedging and investing in commodities. In connection with commodities trading, RK&O’s lawyers advise on the application and interpretation of the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and work closely with lawyers in our litigation practice groups (including Investigations & Enforcement, Commodities Trading, Securities Trading & Market Manipulation, and White Collar Criminal Defense) to provide advice in the context of internal investigations, administrative proceedings and enforcement actions, as well as in connection with parallel criminal and civil proceedings.