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Woodside Petroleum Completes $43B Merger with BHP Group


Vinson & Elkins represented Woodside Petroleum Ltd (“Woodside”) in its merger with BHP Group, a transaction valued at approximately AUD $60B (USD $43B), to create a global top 10 independent energy company by production and the largest energy company listed on the ASX.

Woodside has acquired the entire share capital of BHP Petroleum International Pty Ltd in exchange for new Woodside shares. The transaction closed on June 1, 2022.

The V&E corporate team was led by partner Kaam Sahely, with assistance from partners Robert Kimball, Scott Rubinsky and Shay Kuperman, senior associates Joanna Enns, Michael Zarcaro and Nadine Amr and associates Ximena Kuri, Jack Peterson, Emiliano Aguirre, Chloe Schmergel and Joe Milano. Other key team members were partner David D’Alessandro and senior staff attorney Katherine Mull; partners Peita Menon and Jason McIntosh; and partner Margaret Peloso.

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