Inside M&A - July/August 2011


In This Issue:

The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions

The Top 5 Traps in Distressed M&A Transactions

The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions

by Blake H. Winburne and Matthew R. Archer

Energy M&A transactions require counsel with specialized knowledge of the energy business, project or portfolio of projects being acquired or sold. Such knowledge requires deep understanding of the energy industry across many legal disciplines, including general corporate, tax, energy regulatory, environmental, health and safety, employee benefits, real estate and often international. Without this understanding, parties to energy M&A transactions may find themselves hindered by the following common problems.

The Top 5 Traps in Distressed M&A Transactions

by Nathan Coco

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger — but recognize the opportunity.” John F. Kennedy, speech in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 12, 1959.

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