The McGuireWoods Coal Team provides legal services to the firm’s large and growing group of coal industry clients around the globe. For decades, we have represented some of the largest coal companies in the United States. Team members are drawn from across the firm, all of whom devote a substantial part of their practice to coal industry clients. We have provided assistance to our coal industry clients in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the United States.
Our lawyers are adept at addressing the unique issues faced by the coal industry — long-term supply contracting; rail transportation arrangements; permitting; environmental compliance; surety and bonding; reclamation; labor relations; governmental regulation; royalties; contract compliance; force majeure declarations; reserve acquisition and sale; price redeterminations, and merchant trading. We are equally adept at addressing the issues coal companies have in common with many other businesses, such as corporate securities, corporate debt arrangements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation plans, corporate compliance, ERISA, among others.
Team members have the benefit of working with a variety of players in the industry, including producers, utilities, railroads and barge lines, and coal service providers. In addition, they have served as outside and in-house counsel to coal companies, providing a perspective that lawyers who concentrate on other industries cannot.