Oil and Gas/Energy

The world's economies are increasingly fueled by access to energy. FLI NET's oil and energy practice is highly experienced in advising clients across the entire oil and gas/energy value chain. The group covers the needs of the oil and gas/energy industry. Our experts represent domestic and international energy industry clients in matters related to other practice groups, for example to environment, finance, restructuring, governmental regulation, governance and litigation.

Co-chair of the Practice Group

Paul Yale
Paul Yale

Personal Background

Paul Yale is a Shareholder and the Energy Practice Area Head for Gray Reed. Paul has 37 years of legal experience working in both the domestic and international oil and gas industry, 27 years of which was spent with ExxonMobil Corporation and its predecessor companies. His practice focuses on both domestic and international upstream oil and gas transactional, title, and dispute resolution matters. He is licensed in multiple US jurisdictions and has extensive experience in practically all major US oil and gas basins, offshore as well as onshore.

Law Firm Background

Gray Reed is a 115 lawyer full service Texas-based firm with offices in Houston, Dallas and Tyler. Gray Reed's Energy Section provides legal services in connection with energy transactions, lawsuits, arbitrations, and regulatory proceedings and includes advising and representing both large and small energy clients in connection with litigation, acquisitions and divestitures, operating agreements, natural gas contracts, offshore agreements, master service agreements, regulatory advice, mediations and title examinations.

Juan Carlos Serra
Juan Carlos Serra

Juan has extensive advice in energy and mining issues. He has been recognized by Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Guide as a Leading Lawyer.


  • Ranked and recognized by Chambers Latin America as a leading lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate practices
  • Recognized as Latin America´s Leading lawyer in IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure
  • Named World´s Leading Lawyer in 2013 by Who´s Who of Mining Lawyers, as well as Who´s Who of Energy Lawyers in 2013 and 2014

Panel of Cross-border Specialists

Country/Firm Specialist
Mota Veiga Advogados in Association with MC&A
Vitor Marquez Email
BM Morrison Partners LLC
Farhad Mirzayev Email
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Mohamed Alem Email

In-Country Experts

Country/Firm Lawyer(s) Links
Mota Veiga Advogados in Association with MC&A
Vitor Marques da Cruz Vitor Marques da Cruz
Ricardo Nery
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David Sargsyan David Sargsyan
Karen Babalyan
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Coleman Greig Lawyers
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BM Morrison Partners LLC
Farhad Mirzayev Farhad Mirzayev
Aykhan Asadov
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Vlasova Mikhel & Partners
Konstantin Mikhel Konstantin Mikhel
Svetlana Dashuk
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Penkov, Markov & Partners
Vladimir Penkov Vladimir Penkov
Svetoslav Dimitrov
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Czech Republic
Havel & Partners
Jaroslav Havel Jaroslav Havel bio WEB
Karhu Attorneys-at-Law Ltd
Panu Karhu Panu Karhu bio WEB
Kelemenis & Co
Yannis Kelemenis Yannis Kelemenis bio WEB
Hong Kong
Ford Kwan and Company
John Chan John Chan bio WEB
Gergely Légrádi Gergely Légrádi bio WEB
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co
Jacob Steinmetz Jacob Steinmetz
Menachem (Manny) Gurman
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Studio Legale Mondini Rusconi
Luca Tiberi Luca Tiberi bio WEB
Iwata Godo
Takeuchi Yo Takeuchi Yo bio WEB
Anjarwalla & Khanna
Amyn Mussa Amyn Mussa
Sonal Sejpal
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Kalikova & Associates Law Firm LLC
Magomed Saaduev Magomed Saaduev
Jyldyz Tagaeva
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Azmi & Associates
Dato’ Azmi bin Mohd Ali Dato’ Azmi bin Mohd Ali
Haji Mohd Rasheed Khan bin Mohd Idris
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Estudio Olaechea
Miguel Ronceros Miguel Ronceros bio WEB
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
 Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes bio WEB
Maruta Wachta
Republic of Korea
Hankyul Law Group
Kilho Shin Kilho Shin bio WEB
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Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD)
Javier Olmos Javier Olmos bio WEB
Budin & Partners
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Konnov & Sozanovsky
Alexey Ivanov Alexey Ivanov bio WEB
United States of America
Gray Reed & McGraw
Paul Yale Paul Yale bio WEB
Republic of Congo
Cabinet d'Avocats Fernand Carle
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MGRA & Associados
Tiago Dias José bio WEB