From North American Wind Power, April 2012
Although federal policy remains in flux, the U.S. wind energy market will likely prove too big for international investors to ignore. Energy attorneys Alan Claus Anderson and J. Britton Gibson have written an article addressing how foreign investors may eye U.S. markets.
Alan Claus Anderson is the vice chair of the firm's national Energy practice group. He has extensive experience representing and serving as lead deal counsel and outside general counsel to public and private companies in the energy industry. He advises domestic and international oil and gas, wind and solar companies in all phases of the development process. Mr. Anderson provides counsel to companies throughout the energy spectrum including the largest generator of wind and solar production in North America; one of the largest European-based solar companies on its entry into the United States and successful projects throughout North America; and a leading German-based company focused on wind, solar and bioenergy. He also represents a leading North American electric power generation development and asset management company with 6,000 MWs under management and a renewable energy division with approximately 5,000 MWs of additional wind power projects across the United States.
Britton Gibson has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries, handling more than 30 transactions with values ranging from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion. He brings this valuable mergers and acquisitions experience to his energy industry practice, where he has been responsible for more than $5 billion in energy-related transactions. Mr. Gibson currently represents clients in the development, construction, financing and acquisition of renewable energy projects across the country that represent more than 3,000 megawatts under development in wind and solar energy.
In commercial transactions, Mr. Gibson is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in various industries, including long-term supply, joint venture, operation and maintenance, sales, distributorship, confidentiality, non-competition and similar agreements. He is also experienced in handling significant corporate restructurings involving both domestic and foreign subsidiaries.