Commodities & Derivatives

Jackson Walker represents a broad spectrum of market participants on both the “sell” and “buy” sides, including dealers and end users on transactional, regulatory, tax, litigation, and bankruptcy matters. We advise clients on physically and financially settled energy commodity transactions, ranging from “plain vanilla” trades to multibillion-dollar structured transactions. Our experienced team of lawyers has decades of problem-solving experience negotiating standard industry contracts, including industry-standard ISDA, NAESB, and EEI agreements, as well as wholesale purchase power agreements, netting agreements, tolling agreements, asset management agreements, capacity and storage agreements, and other risk mitigation and credit support agreements.

Our approach to commodities and derivatives transactions

Problem-solving approach

Jackson Walker takes a problem-solving approach to its practice. We help clients identify contractual, credit, price, regulatory, and other risks across their operations and transactions to and advise on strategies to mitigate these risks. When our clients require litigation or bankruptcy support, we work closely with our experienced litigators and bankruptcy attorneys to successfully navigate proceedings in connection with their commodities and derivatives transactions.

Focused advice and solutions

We provide clients with focused advice and solutions. While our depth of experience and practice allows us to represent clients on negotiating a broad array of transactional issues, we understand the fast-paced environment in which our client’s work. Our team works with clients to provide efficient and proactive strategies to meet critical deadlines and schedules.

Practice Category

  • Representation of gas suppliers in over [$5 billion] dollars in prepaid gas sales contracts financed with municipal bonds.
  • Representation of energy suppliers and retail energy providers in over [$2 billion] dollars in sole supplier gas and power transactions.
  • Representation of power generation companies in the negotiation of fuel supply and power offtake agreements.
  • Representation of energy trading companies, pipelines, and producers being audited by the FERC, CFTC, PUC, and SEC.
  • Representation of private equity portfolio companies in secured, prepaid swap transactions.
  • Representation of exploration and production companies in oil and gas hedging and marketing programs.