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Greg Gordon, John Paterson, and Emre Usenmez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861018

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.001.0001

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Acquisitions and Disposals of Upstream Oil and Gas Interests

Acquisitions and Disposals of Upstream Oil and Gas Interests

Chapter:
(p.522) (p.523) Chapter 16 Acquisitions and Disposals of Upstream Oil and Gas Interests
Source:
Oil and Gas Law
Author(s):

Norman Wisely

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0016

This Chapter considers the unique aspects of mergers and acquisitions in the upstream oil and gas industry that deals with the acquisition and disposal of individual or part thereof upstream assets. It focuses in particular upon asset sales for cash consideration and examines in turn acquisition structures, the due diligence process, approvals and consents, pre-emptions and restrictions on assignment and consents and approvals, acquisition agreement, and completion. This Chapter accordingly offers a valuable insight into an area of legal practice about which it is not otherwise easy to gain information.

Keywords:   Mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisition, asset disposal, acquisition structures, pre-emption, due diligence, approvals and consents, farm-in, acquisition agreements, completion

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