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M&A Transactions in the Energy Industry CPD course

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M&A Transactions in the Energy Industry CPD course

  • Part 1: 20 February 2019, 2 – 5pm
  • Part 2: 21 February 2019, 9am - 12noon

at UCL Faculty of Laws

with Paul Deemer, Vinson & Elkins LLP.

About the Course

The first part of the course would provide students with an introduction to and overview of the international energy industry, focusing in particularly on the oil and gas industry, including basic petroleum geology, a brief overview of oil and gas laws governing mineral ownership, the structure of oil and gas investments, and major types of international oil and gas contracts.

The second part of the course would provide a general overview of M&A transactions in the energy industry, exploring the most important elements of a typical M&A transaction involving energy assets or a company in the energy industry. The course will cover at a high level the steps involved in structuring and completing an acquisition or disposal, including initial negotiations, due diligence, key documentation, closing and post-closing matters. The primary focus of the course will be on private M&A transactions.

Course Outline:
Part 1 – Introduction and Overview of the International Energy Industry
5th December 2018

  • Introduction to the International Energy Industry
  • Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Brief Review of Oil and Gas Laws and Mineral Ownership
  • Overview of International Oil and Gas Industry Operations
  • Structure of Oil and Gas Investments
  • Major Types of International Oil and Gas Contracts


Part 2 – Merger and Acquisition Transactions in the Energy Industry
15th January 2019

  • Introduction
  • Structuring an Energy Investment
  • Overview of Contract Risk Management
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Letters of Intent/MOUs
  • Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Key Issues in Energy M&A
    • Anti-Corruption
    • Approvals/Preference Rights
    • Investment Approvals/Antitrust/Sanctions
  • Other Significant M&A Issues
    • Acquisition Financing
    • Labour and Employment
    • Environmental Protection
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Political Risk
  • Conclusions

Who should attend:

This course would benefit junior solicitors who would like to broaden their knowledge of M&A transactions in the industry.


About the Tutor:

Paul Deemer is Of Counsel in Energy Transactions & Projects at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Paul’s practice is focused on international mergers and acquisitions, and on the development and financing of international energy projects. He has worked extensively on international oil and gas projects, including the acquisition and disposal of oil and gas assets (and companies owning those assets), cross-border oil and gas pipeline projects, and LNG and electric power projects in Europe, Asia, the FSU, and the Middle East. He has also represented developers, as well as multilateral lenders, on international energy project financings.

Paul has worked on projects in China since the early 1990s, and has broad experience with Chinese oil, natural gas, and electricity projects. He represents major international clients, including multilateral lenders, in the development and financing of energy projects in China, Russia, and other countries. Paul was based in China from 2002 until 2013, in London for 18 years prior to that, and currently maintains offices in Beijing and London.

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