5th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference

in Houston, Texas, USA

Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, Texas 77056

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Conference Co-Chairs

Jennifer W. Mosley
Senior Counsel - Major Transactions Law Group
Chevron

Houston, TX

Jonathan B. Newton
Baker McKenzie
Houston, TX

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Tuition

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

Schedule and Faculty

8:00 am


Introductions

8:15 am


Market Outlook – A Banker’s Perspective

  • Sean D. Rice, Managing Director, SCF Partners, Houston, Texas

8:45 am


Private Equity Trends and How They Are Changing Energy Deals

Private equity is playing an increasingly important and influential role in the energy industry. The panelists will explain recent and developing trends in M&A transactions that involve private equity buyers and sellers. The panelists will also explore how these trends are impacting non-PE corporate dealmaking and share their predictions for future developments.

Moderator

  • Hillary H. Holmes, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Eduardo Canales, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Regina Gregory, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Frontier Energy Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Cameron George, Senior Vice President, Sanchez Oil & Gas, Houston, Texas
  • Laura Tyson, Managing Director and General Counsel, The Energy and Minerals Group, Houston, Texas

9:30 am


Tax Reform – What We Learned in the First Few Months of 2018

Just a few months after the federal government adopted the largest tax overhaul in three decades, many companies are trying to quickly understand the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), re-evaluating existing projects and considering new investment opportunities. Among them, changes in the repatriation rules could mean that U.S. multinationals will bring a significant amount of cash back to the U.S., potentially boosting M&A activity. This panel will provide a practical overview of certain of the new provisions under the TCJA and how these changes can impact current and prospective transactions.

  • John T. Bradford, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, Texas
  • Kai R. Kramer, Baker McKenzie, Houston, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


Buy Now, Pay Later – The Latest on Earn-Outs, Deferred Payments and the Use of Non-Cash Consideration in Deals

  • Tim Chandler, Sidley Austin LLP, Houston, Texas

11:15 am


Antitrust M&A Under the Trump Administration: Impact on Energy Deals

We have now had over a year to see the Trump Administration’s antitrust team in action. This session will explore its policies and approaches regarding antitrust matters and the potential impact on energy-related M&A deals. The discussion will focus on the people filling the top positions, what recent enforcement decisions tell us about likely priorities for the administration, and the trends affecting the timing and burden of the antitrust review process.

  • William H. Stallings, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, D.C.

Noon


Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm


Break

1:15 pm


Joint Venture Trends

There have been a number high profile O&G joint ventures in the last few years, some of them very large. Not all have gone well. This session will discuss what trends are being seen in O&G joint ventures and what they mean for attorneys.

  • Brian P. Fenske, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Quincy J. Jones, Managing Director, FTI Consulting Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Victoria Lazar, Executive Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions, General Electric Company, Houston, Texas
  • David Leathers, Alvarez & Marsal, Houston, Texas

2:00 pm


Delaware Law Update

This panel will provide an overview of recent M&A developments under Delaware law—from the changing litigation landscape to the ongoing guidance from the Delaware courts on drafting matters. The panel will discuss current Delaware issues and cases from an advisory and litigation perspective—offering key takeaways and practical pointers.

  • Melissa A. DiVincenzo, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Rudolf Koch, Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware

2:30 pm


Comparative Law – Legal and Practical Differences Between US, UK and Other Major M&A Jurisdictions

This panel will discuss the keys to a successful cross-border transaction involving US, UK and other jurisdictions.  They will highlight the differences between US and UK styles of sale and purchase agreements, the practical effect of these differences to the transaction, and describe some of the primary considerations when structuring and negotiating a successful cross-border transaction.

  • Daniel Ro-Trock, Senior Associate General Counsel, Transocean, Houston, Texas
  • Simon J. Tysoe, Latham & Watkins LLP, London, United Kingdom

3:15 pm


Break

3:30 pm


Decommissioning Issues and Security Considerations

Rising offshore decommissioning obligations and regulatory uncertainty are an increasing concern for buyers and sellers. Understanding and securing these obligations often significantly impact transactions. The panelists will discuss top concerns with decommissioning obligations and recent trends in securing this liability.

  • Siva Barnwell Adams, Supervising Counsel, Chevron, Houston, Texas
  • Amy Hollis, Managing Counsel, Greater Gulf of Mexico, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Covington, Louisiana
  • Jonathan A. Hunter, Jones Walker LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana

4:15 pm


Attorney for the Organization: Ethical and Professional Responsibility Considerations

An attorney representing any client wears many hats: advisor, agent, and advocate. An attorney representing an organization must communicate with, and may also act as an arbiter among, the various management and investing constituents of the organization. This discussion will consider some of the ethical questions that confront the attorney for the organization and suggest some approaches to resolving these questions.

  • Robert R. Keatinge, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, Colorado

5:15 pm


Adjourn

5:15-6:45 pm


Joint Networking Reception with Energy Industry Environmental Law Conference

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria, 2626 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. Registrants should call 1.800.233.1234 and advise them they are attending the "IEL – Spring Conferences" to receive a reduced room rate of $139 ++ per night. The last day to obtain this special rate is May 1, 2018. Limited rooms available the night of 5/16/2018 to 5/18/2018

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CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 7.25 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174012939. 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

M&A & Environmental Law Conferences Wi-Fi Sponsor - $5,000 (exclusive) - SOLD OUT
For M & A (May 17) and Energy Industry Environmental Law Conference (May 18)
(Only 1 Allowed)

  • Name/Logo reflected in wifi access code for the 5th Energy Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Conference and the National Energy Industry Environmental Law Conference
  • Prominent recognition on the background slide for both conferences
  • 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 web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the conference brochures and final programs
  • 2 complimentary registrant at both conferences
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conferences

Joint M&A and Environmental Law Conferences Networking Reception - $3,500 each
Reception following conclusion of M&A Conference on the evening of May 17th
Welcome Reception for National Energy Industry Environmental 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 5th Mergers & Acquisitions in 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 websites
  • Recognition at the luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the M&A conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Breakfast Sponsor for 5th Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Law Conference - $3,000 (Exclusive) - SOLD OUT
 (Only 1 Allowed)

  • 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.

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,500 each for M&A or $2,250 each for M&A and Environmental Law

  • 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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All IEL conferences are held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants, including journalists, are free to use any information received, but comments may not be attributed to any speaker identifi ed by name or affiliation.

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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Wi-Fi Sponsor

Networking Reception Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Hosted Luncheon Sponsors

Exhibitor