Charles E. Schwenck

Charles E. Schwenck is a partner in the Business Transactions practice group. For more than 30 years, his practice has focused on the energy, infrastructure, natural resource and construction industries. He advises developers, owners, operators, contractors and investors in connection with the development, financing and operation of projects and facilities, the acquisition of assets and a broad range of commercial transactions.

Mr. Schwenck’s energy industry experience includes facilities for the generation of electricity from petroleum distillates, coal, natural gas, synthetic gas, petroleum coke, biomass, hydro, wind, solar and geothermal resources; electricity transmission and distribution facilities; pipelines; oil sands, oil shale and shale gas projects; oil refining, gas processing (including LNG) and petrochemicals facilities; coal-to-gas, coal-to-liquids and other petroleum-based synthetic fuels projects; ethanol and other biofuels; and electricity storage systems. His infrastructure project experience includes roads, highways, bridges, rail (including high speed inter-city and light metropolitan rail), water and waste treatment facilities, airports, seaports and cargo terminals and often involves private ownership, operation and financing of public facilities. His mining and metals experience includes matters relating to the purchase of rights to and extraction, processing and sale of coal, base metals, precious metals, oil sands, gypsum and potash.

Mr. Schwenck’s construction experience includes representing project sponsors, investors, and lenders in the development and implementation of project structures and delivery methods, bidding documents and procedures, and project execution contracts and procedures, as well as representing contractors in the negotiation of contractual arrangements with owners, consortium members and subcontractors. He is experienced in complex structures and delivery methods utilizing multiple prime contracts, program management, international consortia and design-build-own-operate concessions, as well as complex pricing arrangements involving targets, allowances, escalation formulae and “open book” elements.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Business Transactions
Law School The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D.)
Education University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gordon & Rees LLP
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