We recently undertook some research and found that private equity funds bought £11.9 billion of European oil and gas businesses in 2021, up from just £232 million in 2020. While historically some private equity funds have been long-term investors in the oil and gas industry much of the investment has been within the lower-risk midstream
Implications of the UK National Security and Investment Bill for the Oil & Gas Sector
In November we wrote about the UK’s National Security and Investment Bill, which promises to give rise to the most significant changes to the treatment of mergers and acquisitions in the UK for many years. In January, we discussed the Bill at more length at the Mayer Brown Oil & Gas Lawyers’ Forum and…
Mayer Brown Oil & Gas Lawyers’ Forum 2021
2020 was a fascinating year for all lawyers in the global oil & gas sector.
Over the year we had some brilliant speakers leading discussions with industry lawyers through our oil & gas lawyers’ forum – click on this link to see what we discussed.
Our sessions usually take place on Wednesday mornings (UK…
UK government publishes far-reaching National Security and Investment Bill
On 11 November 2020, the UK government published draft legislation, the National Security and Investment Bill (the “Bill”), which will significantly change the treatment of mergers and acquisitions in the United Kingdom and will introduce a new security screening regime separate from competition law.
Once in force, it will require prior notification and approval of …
Eureka! A Petroleum Transactions Guide That Delivers!
International Petroleum Law and Transactions (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2020)
Norman Nadorff was invited by Professor Owen Anderson, the book’s General Editor, to write the official review of this seminal work.
The book is an exquisitely organized and richly detailed summary of the petroleum industry and its technology, laws, economics, and agreements. As such,…