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UK Tax

Experience Highlights

  • Riverstone, a leading energy-focused private equity house, on the tax aspects of a line of equity investment in Origo Exploration AS, a new oil exploration and production company that will probe the Norwegian and UK continental shelves

  • Oman Oil Company on the tax aspects in relation to its acquisition of OXEA, the world’s largest supplier of Oxo chemical products

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a U.S. energy company, on tax issues in connection with the $1.075 billion disposal of its Chinese subsidiary to a wholly owned subsidiary of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited 

  • Höegh LNG Partners LP, a leading liquefied natural gas service provider on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

  • A publicly−held Brazilian independent oil company on the acquisition of a 60% operating interest in the Polvo field and on the sale of its interest in the Solimoes oil basin

  • African telecom companies on the tax aspects of joint ventures and acquisitions in various African countries (including Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Chad)

  • An international oil major on the restructuring, from a tax and company law perspective, of the financing structure for its UK subgroup

  • An oil major on a pre-sale reorganisation and then, the sale of a substantial North Sea operating subgroup

  • Structured and negotiated the tax aspects of the acquisition of a substantial UK distressed debt portfolio from a UK bank by a U.S. private equity group

  • A UK industry body on the tax implications of decommissioning security arrangements