Scott Le Bouef represents clients in a wide variety of commodities and derivatives transactions and related regulatory matters, with a focus on energy commodities. He advises investment banks, brokers, energy and commodity merchants, hedge funds, producers, suppliers and end-users in energy and commodity trading and finance. He has extensive experience with the structuring and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, intermediation arrangements, physically and financially settled hedge transactions, energy management agreements, tolling agreements, supply and off-take agreements, transportation agreements and storage agreements, whether such agreements are entered into on a stand-alone basis or in the context of project acquisitions or project development. Scott’s experience also includes structuring and negotiating industry standard master agreements, including the ISDA, EEI and NAESB.
In addition to transactional matters, Scott advises clients on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations on their commodities and trading businesses, including the application of the end-user exception to clearing and the analysis of swap dealing activities.
Scott is a member of the Contracts and Legal Education Committee of the International Energy Credit Association. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of the Futures and Derivatives Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Scott was a partner at a national law firm in New York.
Publications and Speeches
“Structuring Prepayment Transactions in the Commodities Markets,” Strafford Webinar, February 11, 2021.