Area of focus

Oil and Gas: Exploration and Production

Exploration and production (E&P) companies face a unique set of business issues. At Hogan Lovells, we use our knowledge of local markets and familiarity with international best practices to bring you practical solutions. Whether you have a complex transaction or project, need to navigate regulations, resolve a...

Representative experience

Uniper Global Commodities SE on its €400m sale of a 48.2% stake in OLT Offshore Toscana S.p.A., an Italy-based LNG regasification terminal facility, to the investment fund First State Investments.

Chevron on its acquisition of an 80% operated working interest in Petroleum Exploration Licence 82 in Namibia through farm-ins from Maravilla Oil & Gas (Pty) Ltd and NAMCOR.

SABIC on the acquisition of a stake in a petrochemicals joint venture in the GCC.

OPIC on development financing for large upstream gas development and gas processing facility in Oman.

QatarEnergy on the management of its global trademark portfolio outside of Qatar, including filing strategic new trademarks in emerging markets, maintaining existing registrations, and enforcing its trademark rights.

LetterOne (a Wintershall Dea shareholder) in relation to Harbour Energy’s $11.2bn acquisition of Wintershall Dea assets.

QatarEnergy on review of all oil and oil products sales arrangements out of State of Qatar.

Advising a major extractives multinational on developing a refreshed compliance system to manage a variety of risk.

Equinor against Sonatrach in an ICC arbitration, and in subsequent challenge and enforcement proceedings, in relation to the supply of LNG, achieving a major trial victory and an award of US$536m.

Oil and gas major in a complex gas price review arbitration valued at over US$6bn before the ICC. After several years of proceedings, the case was settled with a significant payment in our client’s favour.

A global oil & gas company, for a period of almost 20 years, in litigation proceedings before civil and public law courts on matters (environmental, permitting, real estate, contractual) regarding the operation of their service station network in Italy.

Three of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies active on the UK continental shelf on an integrated legal and government affairs strategy as a means of obtaining policy or legislative change.

The Shah Deniz Consortium led by bp and SOCAR on competition law aspects of the US$40bn Shah Deniz gas project and Southern Gas Corridor including on merger control, joint selling, unbundling, information sharing within JVs, EU third party access exemptions, and on engagement with multiple regulatory bodies.

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