Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf – Oil and Gas /en/Services/Industries/OilandGas Kudu gas-to-power investment decision expected in early 2008 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/10/Kudugastopowerinvestmentdecisionexpectedinearly2008 <p>This article appeared in the October 26, 2007 edition of <em>Engineering News Online</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT West Africa’s Energy Promise Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/10/WestAfricasEnergyPromise <p>This article was published in <em>The Journal of International Security Affairs</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT Vessel and US Port Air Emissions Update: Federal and State Actions Seek to Impose Strict Uniform Vessel and Port Emissions Regulations Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/12/VesselandUSPortAirEmissionsUpdateFederalandStateActionsSeektoImposeStrictUniformVesselandPortEmissionsRegulations <p>This article appeared in the December 2007 edition of the <em>MarineNews.</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Eni on Yukos Asset Acquisition in Russia Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/04/LeBoeufLambAdvisesEnionYukosAssetAcquisitioninRussia <p>(Moscow, April 4, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae advised international energy major Eni S.p.A. of Italy on its US$5.83 billion acquisition of a substantial group of oil & gas exploration and production assets in Lot 2 of the Yukos bankruptcy auction held in Moscow today.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:52 GMT Project Finance Specialist Nabil Khodadad Joins LeBoeuf Lamb London Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/06/ProjectFinanceSpecialistNabilKhodadadJoinsLeBoeufLambLondon <p>(London, June 11, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae announces that Nabil Khodadad joins the firm as a partner in its London office. He brings the total number of partners based in London to 35. He is bringing with him a team of associates.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:53 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Lundin Petroleum on Gazprom Option for Caspian Sea’s Lagansky Block Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/07/LeBoeufLambAdvisesLundinPetroleumonGazpromOptionforCaspianSeasLaganskyBlock <p>(Moscow, July 19, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP has advised Swedish independent energy company Lundin Petroleum AB on a call option arrangement with the Russian state-owned gas giant, JSC Gazprom.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:53 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Newfield Exploration Company on the Sale of its North Sea Business to Centrica Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/09/LeBoeufLambAdvisesNewfieldExplorationCompanyontheSaleofitsNorthSeaBusinesstoCentrica <p>(London, September 18, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae has advised Newfield Exploration Company on the sale of its UK subsidiary, Newfield UK Holdings Limited to Centrica plc, for a consideration of $486.4 million, subject to the UK government approvals.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:54 GMT Interview: William Cattan in The Oil and Gas Year | Qatar 2009 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2009/03/InterviewWilliamCattaninTheOilandGasYearQatar2009 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:55 GMT Brazil’s New Natural Gas Law Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/05/20090514_BrazilsNewNaturalGasLaw Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:30 GMT FERC Proposes Liberalizing Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Release Rules Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/11/FERCProposesLiberalizingInterstateNaturalGasPipelineCapacityReleaseRules Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:34 GMT VOLT: an update on recent energy capital markets developments Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/Newsletters/VOLTanupdateonrecentenergycapitalmarketsdevelopments/20090618_Volt Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:32:32 GMT DOE Transmission Planning Funding Opportunity Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/06/20090619_DOETransmissionPlanningFundingOpportunity Wed, 24 Jun 2009 23:24:36 GMT President Jacob Zuma Announces Fourth Post-Apartheid Cabinet Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/05/20090511_PresidentJacobZumaAnnouncesFourthPostApartheidCabinet Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:22:51 GMT The Impact Of House Climate Legislation On FERC Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/07/20090731_TheImpactOfHouseClimateLegislationOnFERC <p>Now that the House has passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) and parallel legislation is making its way through the Senate process, it is appropriate to consider what roles the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may assume if a climate change law is enacted.</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2009 14:33:12 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Chris Prior Addresses Oil Price Volatility in a Roundtable Discussion for Project Finance Magazine Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/08/20090807_LTROilPriceVolatilityRTDiscussion Dewey & LeBoeuf London Partner Chris Prior, co-head of the firm’s Oil and Gas Industry Sector Group, participated in a roundtable of experts discussing oil price uncertainty, which was published in the July/August edition of <em>Project Finance</em> magazine. Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:07:05 GMT Middle East and North Africa Project Financing Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/08/MiddleEastandNorthAfricaProjectFinancing <p>The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region is the world’s largest project finance market. Despite the recent hike in oil prices and the resulting budget surpluses for many governments in the region, the funding requirements for energy and infrastructure projects continue to grow. Much of that growth is fuelled by government initiatives to attract investment and to modernise the region’s economies and infrastructure.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT FERC Acts Under the Transparency Provisions of the Natural Gas Act to Issue a Rulemaking Final Order Adding New Posting Requirements for Natural Gas Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/03/FERCActsUndertheTransparencyProvisionsoftheNaturalGasActtoIssueaRulemakingFinalOrderAddingNewPostingRequirementsforNaturalGasPipelines <p>On November 20, 2008, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a rulemaking final order, Order No. 720, adding new internet posting requirements for interstate and major non-interstate (mostly intrastate) pipelines. Order No. 720 implements section 23 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. § 717t-2, which authorizes FERC to “facilitate price transparency in markets for the sale or transportation of physical natural gas in interstate commerce.” Section 23, added to the NGA by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, also gives FERC responsibility for collecting and disseminating “information about the availability and prices of natural gas at wholesale and in interstate commerce.” These informational posting requirements are yet another step in the direction of increasing public access to transportation or transmission related information. The Commission maintains that these additional requirements will help market participants better assess the effect that non-interstate pipeline gas flows have on prices in the interstate wholesale gas market.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Basell on its $700 Million Offer to Acquire Shell Refinery in the South of France Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/08/LeBoeufLambAdvisesBasellonits700MillionOffertoAcquireShellRefineryintheSouthofFrance <p>(Paris / London, August 8, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae has advised Basell on its offer to acquire the Shell oil refinery and associated infrastructure and businesses at the Berre l’Etang petrochemical complex in the south of France.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:44:28 GMT 2008 – A Year Like No Other: Consolidation Continues Amid Turmoil And Uncertainty Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/20090203_2008AYearLikeNoOtherConsolidationContinuesAmidTurmoilAndUncertainty Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:30:06 GMT The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Revises its Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/10/20081022_TheFederalEnergyRegulatoryCommissionRevisesitsStandardsofConductforTransmissionProviders Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:06:00 GMT House Climate Legislation Creates New Roles for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/07/20090706_HouseClimateLegislationCreatesNewRolesfortheFederalEnergyRegulatoryCommission Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:33:43 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf advises China National Petroleum Corporation on C$500 million Canadian acquisition Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2009/03/DeweyLeBoeufadvisesChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationonC500millionCanadianacquisition <p>(London, Beijing, March 11, 2009) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is advising CNPC International Ltd (CNPCI), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, on its acquisition of Canada’s Verenex Energy, Inc, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The deal value is approximately C$500 million (£280 million; $350 million).</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:46:12 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises Eni On $4.2 Billion Asset Sale To Gazprom Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2009/04/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesEniOn42BillionAssetSaleToGazprom <p>(Moscow, April 7, 2009) – Dewey & LeBoeuf advised international energy major Eni S.p.A. of Italy on its $4.2 billion cash sale to Gazprom of a 20 percent stake in JSC Gazprom Neft (formerly known as Sibneft), Russia’s fifth largest oil producing company.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:04:01 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Announces Expansion and Investment In Middle East and Africa; Global Firm to Launch in Abu Dhabi and Doha in Early 2009 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/10/DeweyLeBoeufAnnouncesExpansionandInvestmentInMiddleEastandAfricaGlobalFirmtoLaunchinAbuDhabiandDohainEarly2009 <p>(New York, October 21, 2008) – Dewey & LeBoeuf today announces its intention to open further offices in major Middle East commercial centers, following the success of its January 2008 Dubai launch. In addition, two partners are relocating from London and New York to the firm’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:46:59 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises Chevron On The Sale Of Its West African Fuels Marketing Businesses Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/10/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesChevronOnTheSaleOfItsWestAfricanFuelsMarketingBusinesses <p>(Paris, October 1, 2008) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is advising Chevron in connection with the sale of its fuels marketing affiliates in six west African countries.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:52:29 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises Preem Petroleum AB and its Affiliates on $2.3bn and Sek 7.2bn Syndicated Credit Facility Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/09/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesPreemPetroleumABanditsAffiliateson23bnandSek72bnSyndicatedCreditFacility <p>(London, September 30, 2008) – Global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has advised Sweden’s Preem Petroleum AB and its affiliates on their new $2,283,100,000 and SEK 7,200,000,000 term loan and revolving credit facility. It is the largest syndicated credit facility ever provided to a privately held Scandinavian group of companies. The syndicated loan will provide for the refinancing of Preem Group’s outstanding debt, working capital capacity and other general corporate purposes.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:11:48 GMT Are Triangular Setoff Agreements Enforceable in Title 11 Cases? Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2009/01/AreTriangularSetoffAgreementsEnforceableinTitle11Cases <p>This article was written by New York partners Martin Bienenstock, Chris DiAngelo and Eileen Bannon and by New York associate Lee Cassey</p> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:31:30 GMT Acquisitions in the Gas Sector: the Impact of Sector Regulation<br />Acquisitions dans le Secteur Gazier : Impact de la Réglementation Sectorielle Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2010/03/20100302_AcquisitionsintheGasSectortheImpactofSectorRegulation Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:33:06 GMT New Source Review: Coal-Fired Power in the Enforcement Crosshairs Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/03/NewSourceReviewCoalFiredPowerintheEnforcementCrosshairs Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:59:17 GMT FERC Applies Significant Reporting Obligation to All Purchasers And Sellers of Natural Gas – May 1, 2009 Deadline Looming Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/03/FERCAppliesSignificantReportingObligationtoAllPurchasersAndSellersofNaturalGasMay12009DeadlineLooming Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:02:08 GMT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Key Energy Provisions Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/AmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentActof2009KeyEnergyProvisions Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:09:35 GMT American Recovery and Reinvestment: Energy Stimulus Provisions under Draft Appropriations and Tax Bills Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/01/AmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentEnergyStimulusProvisionsunderDraftAppropriationsandTaxBills Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:14:18 GMT Obama’s Energy & Environment Team Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/12/ObamasEnergyEnvironmentTeam Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:17:23 GMT FERC Issues Market Transparency Rulemaking Order Imposing Daily Posting Requirements on Intrastate Pipelines and Other Non-Interstate Pipelines and Expanding the Posting Obligations of Interstate Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/11/FERCIssuesMarketTransparencyRulemakingOrderImposingDailyPostingRequirementsonIntrastatePipelinesandOtherNonInterstatePipelinesandExpandingthePostingObligationsofInterstatePipelines Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:26:34 GMT FERC Issues Orders Approving Settlements in Enforcement Proceedings Addressing Capacity Release, Shipper-Must-Have-Title and Buy-Sell Violations Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/11/FERCIssuesOrdersApprovingSettlementsinEnforcementProceedingsAddressingCapacityReleaseShipperMustHaveTitleandBuySellViolations Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:48:34 GMT FERC Issues Preliminary Findings of Market Manipulation of Natural Gas Markets; Proposed Penalties Amount To $458 Million Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/07/FERCIssuesPreliminaryFindingsofMarketManipulationofNaturalGasMarketsProposedPenaltiesAmountTo458Million Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:51:19 GMT DC Circuit Court Confirms FERC Tax Policy on Pass-Through Vehicles Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/06/DCCircuitCourtConfirmsFERCTaxPolicyonPassThroughVehicles Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:56:28 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises United Energy Group on US$775 Million Acquisition of BP Assets in Pakistan Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/12/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesUnitedEnergyGroup Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:45:02 GMT Partner Catherine McCarthy Honored as One of The American Lawyer’s "Top 45 Women Lawyers Under 45" Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2011/01/20110103_McCarthyAmericanLawyer Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:49:07 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Adds Two Partners in Houston Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/01/DLAddsTwoPartnersinHouston Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:24:13 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf advises ONGC Videsh on a Major New Kazakh Oil Exploration & Production Agreement Project Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/04/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesONGCVidesh (Moscow/Almaty, April 18, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf has advised ONGC Videsh Ltd. ("OVL"), the international projects arm of India’s national oil & gas company, on a strategic new partnership to develop a block in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea. <br /><br />The project involves the Satpaev block, which has estimated oil reserves of about 1.6 billion barrels, and will be developed in partnership with Kazakhstan’s national oil and gas company KazMunayGas. OVL is to get a 25 percent field stake. Total exploration period costs may be up to US$400 million. Assuming an attractive commercial discovery, full field development costs could be in the billions of dollars. <br /><br />Moscow-based partner Jon Hines, head of the Dewey & LeBoeuf’s CIS region energy practice, comments: "This has been an exciting and high stakes project, with a good deal of attention from senior officials in both the Indian and Kazakh governments. It is very much within our area of specialization and fits in alongside a number of major oil & gas projects we are working on in the CIS region for other state-owned and private energy clients." <br /><br />The suite of deal documents were signed on April 16 by the two companies’ CEOs, in the presence of India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbaev, during a state visit in Astana. The agreement follows more than four years of negotiations and provides access to crucial resources for energy-starved India. <br /><br />Partner Jon Hines led the Dewey & LeBoeuf team with Almaty counsel Klara Nurgazieva. They were assisted by Almaty associates Adirbekov Bauyrzhan and Asem Sarsembayeva and several others in the firm’s Almaty, Moscow and London offices. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:20:54 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises Zeta Petroleum on Acquisition by Key Petroleum Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/05/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesZetaPetroleum (London, May 4, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf advised Zeta Petroleum Limited on its acquisition by Key Petroleum Limited, an energy company with international assets that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. <br /><br />The transaction will see Key acquire 100% of Zeta’s shares for an initial consideration of US$12.7 million, with two additional considerations to be paid at further stages of the business’s future development. Following completion of the deal, three members of Zeta’s management team will take up positions replacing Key’s existing Chairman and Non-Executive Director. <br /><br />Zeta is a UK-based oil and gas company with interests in oil and gas fields in Romania. Key has oil and gas exploration and production interests in Australia, England, Italy, Tanzania and Suriname. <br /><br />Dewey & LeBoeuf Partner Bruce Johnston commented: "This is an exciting deal for Zeta and Key, allowing them both to expand their operations into new territories and to consolidate their resources and expertise. We were very pleased to guide Zeta through this transaction, providing the benefit of our technical corporate skills in conjunction with our specialist knowledge of the energy sector." <br /><br />Mr. Johnston led the Dewey & LeBoeuf team with assistance from London-based Local Partner PK Paran, Associate Nick Quarrie and Trainee Caroline Thackeray. Mon, 09 May 2011 08:01:50 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Adds Litigation Partner to Moscow Practice Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/09/DeweyLeBoeufAdds <p>(MOSCOW –September 26, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has announced the hire of litigation and arbitration partner Nane Oganesyan, and her associate Dmitry Ivanov. Ms. Oganesyan joins the firm from Norton Rose to head the Russia/CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group.</p> <p>Brian Zimbler, Moscow Managing Partner, commented: "We’re delighted to welcome Nane and Dmitry to the Moscow practice and look forward to Nane’s team driving forward our significant work on contentious matters. Her substantial experience in complex litigation and international arbitrations will be extremely well received by our clients."</p> <p>Ms. Oganesyan has represented leading Russian and international clients in a number of high-profile international arbitration proceedings and has led arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and ICAC rules. She also conducts complex Russian litigation proceedings, among others, in the corporate, energy and infrastructure sectors.</p> <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Moscow team advises clients on international and Russian arbitrations and litigation, mediation, risk management and white collar defense matters across a broad spectrum of sectors, including finance, energy and insurance. The team works closely with the firm’s litigators in London, New York and other offices worldwide.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:46:53 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Hires Energy Specialist Marc Hammerson in London Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/09/DLHiresEnergySpecialist (London, September 30, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is pleased to announce that Marc Hammerson will join the firm as a partner in its Project Finance and Infrastructure Practice. Mr. Hammerson joins the firm from Stephenson Harwood. <br /><br />Oil & Gas Sector Group Head John LaMaster commented: "Marc is a genuine all-rounder, with skills and experience in all types of energy projects. What’s more, he has advised on projects around the world, so he is a perfect fit for our global practice." <br /><br />Mr. Hammerson’s capabilities cover the full range of transactions in the energy field, including M&A, project financing, energy derivative transactions, private equity investments and listings. His experience is truly global, with a particular focus on projects in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. In the course of his career, Mr. Hammerson has undertaken three in-house secondments with major energy clients. Mr. Hammerson is a frequent speaker at energy events and is recommended in the <em>Chambers</em> and <em>Legal 500</em> guides. <br /><br />Marc Hammerson commented: "I am very pleased to be joining Dewey & LeBoeuf’s top tier energy practice. The London office’s position as a hub for energy projects around the world will allow me to continue to grow my practice, with the support of the firm’s reputation and significant international resources." <br /><br />Dewey & LeBoeuf has grown its highly rated global energy practice with several key hires in 2011. In May, Jochen Terpitz joined the firm from Allen & Overy, along with two associates. Mr. Terpitz is based in the Frankfurt office, and advises on all aspects of power projects across Europe with particular expertise in renewable energy projects. In January, Partners Karl V. Hopkins and Steven P. Otillar joined the firm from Baker & McKenzie LLP, along with Local Partner Shon C. Ramey and Senior Counsel Christopher S. Farrar. All are well known for their US domestic and international energy work. Mr. Otillar and Mr. Farrar are based in the firm’s Houston office, whilst Mr. Hopkins is based in the Doha office and Mr. Ramey in the Abu Dhabi office. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:41:42 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents EnCore Oil plc on its Recommended £221 Million Takeover by Premier Oil plc Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/10/DLRepresentsEnCore <p>(LONDON – October 11, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is acting for UK-based oil and gas exploration and production company EnCore Oil plc in its recommended £221 million ($340 million) acquisition by Premier Oil plc. The acquisition will be effected by a Court approved Scheme of Arrangement. Premier is offering 70 pence per EnCore share in cash and EnCore shareholders can elect to receive 0.2067 new Premier shares for each EnCore share held instead of part or all of the cash consideration.</p> <p>The consideration represents a premium of approximately 55 percent to the closing price of EnCore shares the day before announcement.</p> <p>The Dewey & LeBoeuf team is being led by partner James Lewis and includes associates Kirsten Rodger and Jonathan Woodall and legal assistant Abidemi Akinola.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:11:16 GMT EU Proposes Stricter Offshore Oil and Gas Rules and Extends Liability Zone Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2011/11/20111108_EUProposesStricter Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:48:29 GMT A New Era Of Natural Gas In North America Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2011/11/20111110_ANewEra <p>The media has ensured that the average American is aware of the profound changes in the United States energy markets resulting from recent dramatic increases in shale gas production. In the span of only a few years, United States natural gas supply forecasts went from predicting natural gas supply shortfalls to persistent supply surplus. Anticipated liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have not materialized, and natural gas-fired generation is now set to play an even more significant role in North America’s electric markets.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:50:13 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Integra on a Merger and Creation of Leading Seismic Business Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/11/DLRepresentsIntegra <p>(LONDON/MOSCOW – November 10, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf has advised London-listed Integra Group, a leading Russian provider of onshore oilfield services, on the combination of IGSS Services Limited with Geotech Holding, one of Russia’s foremost land seismic companies.</p> <p>IGSS Services Limited is a land and transition zone seismic company created as a joint venture with US energy giant Schlumberger in 2010. Following completion of the merger, Integra will hold 36%, Schlumberger will hold 12%, and Geotech will hold 52% of the entire enlarged issued share capital of IGSS. The companies intend to seek admission of GDRs of the combined business to the London Stock Exchange in connection with a spin-off of securities in the combined business to their respective eligible shareholders.</p> <p>London Partner Prakash (PK) Paran commented: "This was a complex and demanding, but satisfying transaction which will create one of the world’s largest land seismic companies, valued at around US$600 million."</p> <p>Alongside Mr. Paran, the Dewey & LeBoeuf team was led by Partners James Lewis, Roman Dashko and Brian Zimbler, supported by teams in both London and Moscow that included Associates Nataliya Luchnikova, Alex Woodfield, Sergei Orlov and Inna Krutoyarskaya. The Dewey & LeBoeuf team worked closely with Integra’s financial advisor, Morgan Stanley.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:46:50 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Italian Practice Wins Tax and Energy Lawyer of the Year Awards Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/11/DeweyLeBoeufsItalianPracticeWins <p>(Milan, November 23 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Italian practice has been successful again in the annual TopLegal awards, held in Milan on November 21. <br /><br />Luca Dezzani, head of the firm’s Italian Tax Group, picked up the Tax Lawyer of the Year award and Lorenzo Parola, head of the firm’s Italian Energy Group, was named Energy Lawyer of the Year. <br /><br />The firm was also shortlisted amongst the top ten Italian practices in the following four categories:</p> <ul> <li>Law Firm of the Year</li> <li>Competition and EU Law Firm of the Year</li> <li>Energy Law Firm of the Year</li> <li>Private Equity Law Firm of the Year</li> </ul> <p>The following Individual lawyers were shortlisted in the top ten for practice and management awards:</p> <ul> <li>Bruno Gattai as Managing Partner of the Year</li> <li>Rino Caiazzo as Competition and EU Lawyer of the Year</li> <li>Stefano Speroni as M&A Lawyer of the Year</li> <li>Angelo Zambelli as Labour Lawyer of the Year</li> </ul> <p>The awards were judged by a prestigious panel, including general counsels from some of Italy’s top businesses, including Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Coca Cola Europe, Credit Suisse, Edison, Enel, Eni, Finmeccanica, Microsoft, Shell and Valentino Fashion Group and partners of major private equity funds such as Apax Partners. Around 700 attendees gathered at the awards, including representatives of all of the major practices in Italy and many important clients. <br /><br />Last year saw Bruno Gattai, head of the Italian practice, awarded Private Equity Lawyer of the Year. <br /><br />TopLegal is the leading magazine covering the Italian legal market.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:14:53 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Grows Africa Practice with Addition of Lawyer Team in Johannesburg Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/01/DLGrowsAfricaPractice <p>(JOHANNESBURG – January 04, 2012) – Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Africa practice through the addition of a leading team of lawyers led by Morné van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis. The team joins from Werksmans Attorneys, where Mr. van der Merwe headed the Mining & Resources practice and Mr. du Plessis headed the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:16:41 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Occupies Top Spots in 2011 Year-End M&A League Tables Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/01/DLOccupiesTopSpots (NEW YORK – January 17, 2012) – Dewey & LeBoeuf has ranked among the top global M&A law firms in the year-end league tables published by industry analysts such as <em>Bloomberg</em>, <em>mergermarket</em>, <em>SNL </em>and <em>Thomson Reuters</em>. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:28:18 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Wins Tax and Energy Lawyer of the Year Awards at TopLegal Awards Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/01/DLWinsTaxandEnergy <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Italian practice picked up two awards in the annual TopLegal awards, held in Milan on November 21. Luca Dezzani, head of the Italian Tax Group, picked up the Tax Lawyer of the Year award and Lorenzo Parola, head of the Italian Energy Group, was named Energy Lawyer of the Year.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:04:41 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Secures Significant Victory Clearing Path for Development of Major Marcellus Shale Pipeline Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/03/20120301_DLSecuresSignificantVictory <p>(NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, DC – March 1, 2012) – Dewey & LeBoeuf recently helped secure a significant victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for Inergy, L.P. and its subsidiary Central New York Oil And Gas Company, L.L.C. (“CNYOG”) in an important case which clears the way for the development of the company’s $257 million Marcellus Shale pipeline project.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:55:32 GMT The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Broadened Interpretation of a “Commodity Forward Agreement” Under the Bankruptcy Code Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/20090223_TheFourthCircuitCourtofAppealsBroadenedInterpretationofCommodityAgreement Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:41:00 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents the Alhamrani Group in the sale of Alhamrani Fuchs Petroleum Saudi Arabia Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/04/DeweyLeBoeufRepresentstheAlhamrani <span style="TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: ‘Arial’,’sans-serif’; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">(RIYADH</span> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: ‘Arial’,’sans-serif’; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">, April 23, 2012) – </span>Dewey & LeBoeuf has been retained by Alhamrani Group in the sale of shares of Alhamrani Fuchs Petroleum Saudi Arabia Limited ("AFPSA"). AFPSA is known as the biggest independent producer of lubricants in the Gulf region. This private equity transaction is expected to be the biggest in the Gulf region in 2012. <br /><br />AFPSA is a Saudi affiliate of Fuchs Petrolub AG, a Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed issuer with a share capital of EUR 35,490,000, a global leader in the product of lubricants and grease. <br /><br />The Dewey & LeBoeuf team is being led by Partner Khalid Al-Thebity and supported by Associates Jihad Turkistani, Stefan Guttensohn and Judeh Bahnan. <br /> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:45:27 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Financial Advisor on the Rights Issue of Sahara Petrochemicals Company Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/04/DeweyLeBoeufRepresentsFinancial (RIYADH, April 23, 2012) – Dewey & LeBoeuf has represented the financial advisor and underwriter, Saudi Fransi Capital, in a rights issue by Sahara Petrochemicals Company, a Saudi Stock Exchange-listed issuer. The issuance of 225,370,851 shares of the company raised SAR 1,462,650,000 (US $390,040,000). <br /><br />Saudi Fransi Capital is the Saudi affiliate of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank of France. Saudi Fransi Capital is a licensed capital market intermediary in Saudi Arabia providing full securities brokerage and dealer services and financial advisory services. <br /><br />The Dewey & LeBoeuf team included Partners Khalid Al-Thebity and Associates Stefan Guttensohn and Judeh Bahnan. Claire Bechara and Vanessa Huang assisted with the due diligence of the transaction. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:52:36 GMT