6th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference

in Houston, Texas, USA

Doubletree Houston – Greenway Plaza
6 E. Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Conference Co-Chairs

Andrew Calder
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Houston, TX

Hal Fiske
International Counsel
ConocoPhillips Company
Houston, TX

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Tuition

Early registration pricing is available through April 30, 2019.

  • $435 / $495 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $345 / $395 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $345 / $395 - IEL YEP Member
  • $345 / $395 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $345 / $395 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $345 / $395 - Government Employee
  • $100 - Law Professor
  • $100 - Full-time Student

Schedule and Faculty

8:30 am


Introductions

8:45 am


Recent Developments in the US Oil and Gas M&A Market

This session will look at the impact of investor apathy towards the E&P market and what that means for the A&D and M&A markets

  • Shaun Finnie, Senior Managing Director, Evercore, Houston, Texas
  • Sean T. Wheeler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, Texas

9:30 am


Geopolitics, the Energy Transition, and its Impact on M&A

This session will look at how a focus on climate change and renewable energy is impacting M&A transactions and documents.

  • Matthew Dobbins, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Alyssa Karotkin, Manager Commercial Negotiations, Equinor, Houston, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:45 am


Evolving A&D Transaction Structures

This session will focus on the non-traditional transaction structures that have arisen due to traditional financing sources—capital markets (debt and equity) and banks (secured and unsecured loans)—continuing to be inaccessible to many industry players. Topics will include “DrillCo” structures, the “producer-gatherer joint venture,” and mechanisms utilized in traditional A&D transactions to bridge valuation divides.

  • Justin T. Stolte, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Houston, Texas

11:30 am


International M&A - Differences and Similarities between International and U.S. Oil and Gas M&A

This session will look at the differences and similarities between international and domestic oil and gas M&A and cover important items to consider in each situation.

  • Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, Kosmos Energy; Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law, Dallas, Texas

12:15 pm


Networking Luncheon

1:15 pm


Break

1:30 pm


Doing Deals with Private Equity: Issues and Opportunities

This session will look at a wide range of considerations that arise in private equity transactions including traditional and non-traditional structures, potential risks and rewards, and implications on the parties.

  • Shamus M. Crosby, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Lande Alexandra Spottswood, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas

2:15 pm


Insurance Policies for Energy M&A Transactions

This session will provide an overview on the increasing usage of representation and warranty insurance, and other insurance products, in the context of energy M&A transactions. Trends and process will be discussed, along with an overview of the nuances of transactional risk insurance in energy M&A transactions relative to other industries.

  • Sean P. Crnkovich, Senior Vice President, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., New York, New York

2:45 pm


A Litigator’s Perspective on M&A Terms and Deals

An M&A transaction often results in a variety of litigation both when the deal is announced and after it has closed. This session will provide an overview of the various types of litigation one may expect and the deal terms that help protect against litigation risk.

  • Paul R. Bessette, King & Spalding LLP, Austin, Texas
  • Lisa R. Bugni, King & Spalding LLP, San Francisco, California

3:30 pm


Break

3:45 pm


Transactions with Distressed Companies

  • Christopher B. Bennett, Latham & Watkins LLP, Houston, Texas
  • J.P. Hanson, Managing Director, Head of E&P Group, Houlihan Lokey, New York, New York

4:30 pm


The More, the Merrier? Multi-Package and Multiple Seller Dispositions

This talk will examine unique challenges in conducting concurrent sales of packages of assets, or entities, and in managing sales by multiple owners of the same assets. Pitfalls will be identified, and real world solutions explored, from the perspective of both sellers and buyers.

  • David F. Asmus, Sidley Austin LLP, Houston, Texas

5:15-6:15 pm


Joint Networking Reception with Offshore Law Conference

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 6.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174044899. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. Attorneys filing by self-submission in certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza, 6 E. Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046. Registrants should call 713-629-1200 and ask for the “Institute for Energy Law” block. If asked, the code for the block is CAI. So long as rooms remain available in the block, the reduced room rate of $135, plus taxes and fees, will be available.  The last day to obtain this special rate is May 6, 2019. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Joint Networking Reception - $3,500 each
(Reception following conclusion of M&A Conference on the evening of May 21st - Welcome Reception for Offshore Energy Law Conference)

  • Recognition in the conference brochures, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochures and final programs
  • Recognition on the conference websites
  • Recognition at the reception
  • 2 complimentary registrants at each conference (a total of four may attend the Networking Reception as registrants)
  • 2 complimentary guests at the reception
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Hosted Luncheon for 6th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program.
  • Recognition on the conference websites
  • Recognition at the luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the M&A conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Hosted Luncheon for Offshore Energy Law Conference - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the conference website
  • Recognition at the luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Breakfast Sponsor for 6th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference (Only 1 Allowed) - $3,000

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the conference website
  • Recognition at the breakfast
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Breakfast Sponsor for Offshore Energy Law Conference (Only 1 Allowed) - $3,000

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the conference website
  • Recognition at the breakfast
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Afternoon Break Sponsor for 6th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,750

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the conference website
  • Recognition at break
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Afternoon Break Sponsor for Offshore Energy Law Conference (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,750 - SOLD OUT

  • Recognition in the conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the conference website
  • Recognition at break
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,500 each / $2,250 for both conferences

  • Space to display company/firm materials at the conference.
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page

Other Information

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Visa Information

If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a visa for this conference, payment of the registration fee must first be made.  If you apply and do not receive a visa, please send us a copy of the rejection letter from the consulate, and we will cancel your registration and issue a refund. Please email iel@cailaw.org for more details.

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