Robert A. James is co-leader of Pillsbury's Energy & Infrastructure Projects team, and is located in the San Francisco and Houston offices. He advises on commercial and corporate transactions in the energy, infrastructure, construction, manufacturing and marketing fields. His practice focuses on energy project development; acquisitions and divestitures of business lines and formation of joint ventures; supply, licensing and other complex commercial agreements; and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for facilities and infrastructure including public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Mr. James’s development practice includes oil and gas production and transportation projects in North America, Asia and Europe; liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable and conventional power, and mining projects in North America, South America and Asia; and carbon capture and clean technology projects in North America. His acquisition, divestiture and joint venture projects span sectors including oil and gas production, refining and transportation; chemicals and mining; public transit; renewable and conventional power generation and power transmission; and manufacturing and marketing businesses. Among his EPC projects are a Canada-California gas pipeline, power plants, manufacturing facilities, hotels, campus facilities, offices, water treatment facilities, public transit, other public works and infrastructure, and the San Francisco Giants’ celebrated baseball stadium.
Mr. James also counsels on international investment protection, fine art acquisition, and corporate compliance programs. He has served as the general counsel for several trade associations and as a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.