Oil & Gas Breakfast Series

March 24, 2015 to June 10, 2015

As the economics of the oil and gas sector have changed dramatically over the past few months, participants in the sector are actively rethinking their strategy. We will host a series of interactive breakfast briefings to discuss how companies, financiers, and investors can best prepare for the new environment.

Briefing 1: Perspectives for Public Company M&A in the Oil and Gas Sector

Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Presenters: Stephen Walters, Iain Wright

Topics will include:

  • A survey of recent deals: what deal terms and structures are we seeing
  • What is the likely impact of falling oil prices on activity levels and deal profiles in 2015
  • What are the noteworthy changes to the regulation of public company deals

Briefing 2: Managing International Contracts: Arbitration and Jurisdiction Clauses

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Presenters: David Waldron, Olivier Chambord

Topics will include:

  • Which arbitral regimes should be considered for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) arbitrations
  • Drafting usable arbitration clauses

Briefing 3: Public Companies in the Oil and Gas Sector: Shareholder Activism

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Presenters: Stephen Walters, William Yonge

Topics will include:

  • Some recent examples of shareholder activism in the sector
  • What is the activists’ playbook and what are their weapons
  • How can Boards and their advisors prepare for confrontation

Briefing 4: Managing Debt Arrangements in Times of Greater Economic Pressure

Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Presenters: Bruce Johnston, Lewis Jones

Topics will include:

  • Managing lender relationships
  • The lender approach
  • Bank debt versus bonds


8:30–9:00 am | Registration & breakfast
9:00–10:00 am | Presentation

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Please contact Rhiannon Pugh at rpugh@morganlewis.com.