GAILLE PLLC’s global energy expertise is a product of its founder’s experience on the front lines of global energy development — integrated gas projects in the 1990s, international deepwater exploration in the 2000s, and the shale boom in the 2010s.  The principal areas of our global energy practice are:

Pipelines & Gathering.  The founder of GAILLE PLLC started his career at Vinson & Elkins working for the largest pipeline companies in the world and continues to represent the industry today on a wide range of commercial and EPC matters.

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Engineering, Procurement, and Construction.  GAILLE PLLC has negotiated agreements and managed change orders for construction projects (including oil and gas pipelines, compressor stations, pump stations, wind turbines, and solar projects) with spending of several billion dollars, including utilization of a wide range of commercial structures: (i) lump sum; (ii) unit price; (iii) actual costs with fixed fee; (iv) actual costs with formulaic adjustment mechanisms; (v) guaranteed maximum price; and (vi) time & materials rates.

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Chemicals and Petrochemicals. GAILLE PLLC’s partner, Scott King, previously served as the Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Occidental Chemical Corporation. During his time at Oxy, Mr. King led and managed more than a dozen billion dollar transactions. Scott was also segment compliance officer for Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s chemical segment from 2001-2015.

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Solar and Wind.  GAILLE PLLC represents owners, developers, and contractors of wind and solar projects in a wide range of transactional matters affecting their businesses, including eight and nine-figure development projects.

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United States Upstream Oil & Gas. GAILLE PLLC’s founder previously served as the CCO & General Counsel of a NASDAQ-listed exploration and production company.  In his role as General Counsel, Scott Gaille negotiated and managed all legal matters for an Eagle Ford shale operator, including nine figure joint ventures opposite EOG Resources, Inc. and Hess Corporation.

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International Upstream Oil & Gas. GAILLE PLLC’s founder has undertaken international upstream work in more than 100 nations around the world, including serving as Director – Business Development for Oxy in Africa and as President of a private equity-backed E&P focused on West & East Africa.

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Energy Startup Incubator. GAILLE PLLC has extensive startup experience.  Our founder was previously (i) General Counsel of an Eagle Ford shale startup that secured joint ventures with Hess Corporation and EOG Resources, (ii) President of a private equity-funded startup focused on African exploration and production, and (iii) co-founder of an asset manager startup that raised $400 million.

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