Energy Law

New and Changing Deal Terms & Transaction Closing/Execution Impacts in a COVID-19 Environment and Volatile Energy Market

July 8, 2020

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Duration: 60 minutes

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Learn from a panel of in-house and other counsel that are negotiating and closing deals during these difficult times. Topics discussed will include:

  • Key deal terms - MAE, force majeure, and the interim operating covenants
  • How COVID is changing disputes and provisions designed to prevent them
  • Open for business? Financing, RWI insurance and virtual DD
  • Allocation of the risk of the new normal - sign and close deals, bespoke bail-out covenants and compliance with COVID laws
  • New closing considerations

Hosted by IEL’s Transactions and Compliance Practice Committee

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central
Duration: 60 minutes

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register.


Victoria Lazar
Houston, Texas

Victoria Lazar was mostly recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Bristow Group (now NYSE:VTOL), responsible for all legal, compliance and risk management functions. She led the company to emerge from Chapter 11 in six months and to complete its merger with Era Group during the COVID-19 pandemic, solidifying Bristow’s position as the most significant helicopter operator in the world.

Jonathan Newton
Baker McKenzie LLP
Houston, Texas

Jonathan Newton heads the corporate section of Baker McKenzie’s Houston office. Mr. Newton practices in the area of corporate law where he represents clients in a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations and corporate governance issues. He also handles internal corporate reorganizations, venture capital financings, joint ventures and other general corporate law matters. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Newton served for 10 years as commissioner on the Finance Commission of Texas, which oversees banks, savings and loan institutions and consumer credit matters. Mr. Newton speaks Spanish fluently.

William J. Rowe
Baker McKenzie LLP
Chicago, Illinois

William J. Rowe is a mergers and acquisitions partner in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. He assists global clients, many Fortune 100 repeat acquirers, with transformational domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Representative clients have included FedEx, McDonald's, Stryker, Kao Corporation and Crane Co. as well as companies seeking to be acquired. He has spoken at conferences held by or been published by Bloomberg, Practicing Law Institute, the Chicago Bar Association and Deal Lawyers, among others, on practical developments for international acquisitions and is an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in mergers and acquisitions.

Julia Wright
Houston, Texas

Julia Wright serves as ChampionX’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, positions she previously held with Apergy Corporation. Prior to joining Apergy, Julia served as Vice President and General Counsel at Nabors Industries Ltd. She served in various capacities in the Nabors law department during her time with the company, including as Interim General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and Senior Counsel. Julia also served in senior legal roles at Tesco Corporation and began her legal career as a corporate attorney at the international law firms of Baker & McKenzie and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Julia received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.


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  • $0 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $50 - Non-Member

MCLE Information

Texas Course Number 174090942. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hour, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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