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Notre équipe possède une connaissance approfondie des industries pétrolière et gazière mondiales

Nos principaux axes d’intervention sont le travail contentieux et non contentieux au sein des industries pétrolière et gazière, y compris l’exploration et la production, les projets en amont, intermédiaires et en aval et leurs infrastructures connexes. Notre clientèle va des jeunes entreprises aux entités établies qui ont des actifs et exercent leurs activités dans le monde entier. Nous possédons une vaste expérience de travail auprès de grandes pétrolières, de sociétés indépendantes en exploration et production, d’entreprises de service de champ pétrolier et de sociétés pétrolières nationales.

En raison de la nature pionnière des industries pétrolière et gazière, nos clients travaillent souvent dans des marchés frontaliers et sont aux prises avec des transactions et des litiges complexes, multiterritoriaux et transfrontaliers.

Que vous ayez besoin d’obtenir des conseils sur la mobilisation de capitaux et l’acquisition ou la cession d’actifs, de mieux comprendre les régimes réglementaires aux multiples facettes ou de régler un litige avec un associé ou un gouvernement hôte, nos avocats possèdent une connaissance approfondie de ces industries, une approche commerciale et un esprit pragmatique pour aider les clients à atteindre leurs objectifs de manière rentable en prenant un minimum de risques.

Notre travail dans les industries pétrolière et gazière

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  • Acquiring an international oil & gas business

    Advising Petro-Canada on the USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Veba Oil & Gas’ international operated and non-operated business having business operations in 12 countries.

    Germany

    Acquisition financing of a natural gas pipeline

    Advising CMG (a subsidiary of ENH) in relation to the limited recourse multi source financing of the acquisition of an interest in ROMPCO, the project financed SPV which owns the natural gas pipeline from the Temane and Pande gas fields in Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa

    Mozambique

    Bidding on a North Sea asset

    Advising a European investor on its USD 200 million preferred bid for a Danish North Sea asset.

    Denmark

    Cairn India Production Sharing Contract Arbitration

    Acting on a high value and large scale international arbitration under a Production Sharing Contract relating to tax levies with some USD 2 billion at stake.

    India

    CNOOC Ltd stock exchange

    Advising Merrill Lynch/Credit Suisse First Boston/Bank of China International on dual listing by IPO of shares and ADSs of CNOOC Ltd on the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, raising USD 1.436 billion

    China

    Delay to the conversion of a jack-up rig

    Representing a UAE based construction company in connection with an LCIA arbitration on claims for delay, disruption and variations in connection with the conversion of a jack-up rig into an offshore permanent production facility

    Qatar

    Eastern Petroleum Corporation acquires an oil field in Russia

    Advising a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation on the acquisition of an oil field in Khanty-Mansiysk and the establishment of a JV company

    Russian Federation

    EPC USD 2 billion oil refinery upgrade

     Advising on a bespoke EPC contract for the USD 2 billion upgrade of the Cartagena oil refinery

    Colombia

    Joint bid for four German limited liability companies

    Acting for Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company) and MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Company Plc on their joint bid for four German GmbH companies holding assets in Syria.

    Syria

    MARPOL/APPS investigations

    Advising a drilling company under investigation since 2012 for alleged MARPOL/APPS and related record keeping violations, including successful voluntary disclosure, implementation of standard record keeping procedures and adoption of robust compliance and audit program for fleet of rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally

    United States
  • USD 1.5 billion enhanced oil recovery project

    Advising a North American company on its USD 1.5 billion enhanced oil recovery project in North Africa. This included re-negotiation of the terms of the concession agreement, joint venture arrangements and conversion of the concession into a production sharing agreement, project structuring, joint venture arrangements with the National Oil Company, operational and commercial agreements and project financing arrangements.

    Algeria

    Sale, purchase agreement and acquisition financing of offshore permit

    Advising New Age (African Global Energy) Limited on the sale and purchase agreement and acquisition financing to acquire a 25% interest from Eni in the Marine Block XII Permit and production sharing contract including the acquisition financing, corporate structuring and shareholders and investment agreements

    Congo, Republic of the

    Acquisition financing of a natural gas pipeline

    Advising CMG (a subsidiary of ENH) in relation to the limited recourse multi source financing of the acquisition of an interest in ROMPCO, the project financed SPV which owns the natural gas pipeline from the Temane and Pande gas fields in Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa

    Mozambique

    Sharing the costs and risk: Farm-in agreement

    Advising Mitsui & Co on the farm-in to BHP’s exploration acreage in Namibia including advising on the joint operating agreement and corporate structuring.

    Namibia
  • Petrobras divestment

    Advising on the sale of interests in Parque das Conchas Block BC-10 in the Campos Basin for USD 1.54 billion.

    Brazil

    EPC USD 2 billion oil refinery upgrade

     Advising on a bespoke EPC contract for the USD 2 billion upgrade of the Cartagena oil refinery

    Colombia

    MARPOL/APPS investigations

    Advising a drilling company under investigation since 2012 for alleged MARPOL/APPS and related record keeping violations, including successful voluntary disclosure, implementation of standard record keeping procedures and adoption of robust compliance and audit program for fleet of rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally

    United States
  • CNOOC Ltd stock exchange

    Advising Merrill Lynch/Credit Suisse First Boston/Bank of China International on dual listing by IPO of shares and ADSs of CNOOC Ltd on the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, raising USD 1.436 billion

    China

    Cairn India Production Sharing Contract Arbitration

    Acting on a high value and large scale international arbitration under a Production Sharing Contract relating to tax levies with some USD 2 billion at stake.

    India
  • Delay to the conversion of a jack-up rig

    Representing a UAE based construction company in connection with an LCIA arbitration on claims for delay, disruption and variations in connection with the conversion of a jack-up rig into an offshore permanent production facility

    Qatar

    Joint bid for four German limited liability companies

    Acting for Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company) and MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Company Plc on their joint bid for four German GmbH companies holding assets in Syria.

    Syria

    Yemeni USD 10.9 billion Production Sharing Agreement ICC Arbitration

    Successfully acting on a multi-billion dollar arbitration concerning the Republic of Yemen's national wealth and in relation to a 20-year old Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) regarding the Marib Block 18 oil field in the Yemen. Reported in The American Lawyer as the 2nd largest contract dispute and the largest ICC arbitration in their 2007 Arbitration Scorecard.

    Yemen
  • Bidding on a North Sea asset

    Advising a European investor on its USD 200 million preferred bid for a Danish North Sea asset.

    Denmark

    Acquiring an international oil & gas business

    Advising Petro-Canada on the USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Veba Oil & Gas’ international operated and non-operated business having business operations in 12 countries.

    Germany

    Eastern Petroleum Corporation acquires an oil field in Russia

    Advising a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation on the acquisition of an oil field in Khanty-Mansiysk and the establishment of a JV company

    Russian Federation

    Negotiating licence with oil major

    Representing a leading UK change management consultancy specialising in the oil & gas sector, in complex negotiations with an oil major relating to the licensing of copyright and confidential information embodying our client's proprietary technology and project management methodologies

    United Kingdom

    UNCITRAL Arbitration of an offshore system failure

    Acting for a major oil company and insurers on a USD 30 million UNCITRAL arbitration regarding the premature failure of an offshore tower wishbone system.

    United Kingdom

    USD 3.5 billion sale of North Sea energies business

    Advising on the USD 3.5 billion sale of Kerr McGee's UK operated and non-operated North Sea exploration and production business.

    United Kingdom

Notre équipe spécialisée dans les industries pétrolière et gazière

Rebecca Armstrong
Rebecca Armstrong

Partner

David Bennet
David Bennet

Partner

Angela Flaherty
Angela Flaherty

Partner

Enrique Garza
Enrique Garza

Partner

Fei Kwok
Fei Kwok

Head of Banking & Finance for Greater China

Stirling Leech
Stirling Leech

Partner

David Leckie
David Leckie

Partner

Maurice Thompson
Maurice Thompson

Partner

Philip Mace
Philip Mace

Partner

Michael Wachtel
Michael Wachtel

Partner

Mark Walsh
Mark Walsh

Partner

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