Kirkland Counsels Oil & Gas Company in USD 2.6 Billion Merger

The petroleum industry, also known as the oil & gas industry or the oil patch, includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transportation, and marketing of petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline.

Kirkland & Ellis counselled Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. on its all-stock merger of equals with Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

The combined company, to be named Civitas Resources, Inc., will be the largest pure-play energy producer in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin, with an aggregate enterprise value of approximately $2.6 billion.

Kirkland is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Doug Bacon and Alex Rose and associates Camille Walker and Brittany Scheier; capital markets partners Julian Seiguer and Bryan Flannery; asset partners Anthony Speier and Chris Heasley and associate Alia Heintz; and tax partner Mark Dundon and associates Joe Tobias and Courtney Loyack.

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Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. operates as an energy company. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid reserves in the Rocky Mountains. Extraction Oil & Gas serves customers in the United States.

Duane Morris Welcomes Hernan Gonzalez Moneta

Hernan Gonzalez Moneta has joined Duane Morris as a partner in the law firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its New York office. Prior to Duane Morris, he was an attorney at Reed Smith.

Hernan Gonzalez Moneta advises clients with respect to Mexican and international tax and corporate matters, including all aspects of cross-border transactions, interpretation and application of tax treaties, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, permanent establishment issues, licensing structures, tax compliance, transfer pricing, foreign tax credit planning and expatriates’ tax regime, as well as research and development of tax incentives.

He concentrates his practice on international tax planning and guides clients in the implementation of their multijurisdictional business structures.

Gonzalez Moneta also has broad experience in advising individuals and international families, celebrities and entertainers with their international endeavours.

He is recognised as a trusted advisor for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and global families with focus on cross-border gift and estate planning structuring and succession governance.

In addition, he has substantial experience in representing taxpayers undertaking voluntary disclosures under the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.

He also assists clients with the negotiation of private letter rulings concerning international transactions, including the lobbying and prosecution of administrative matters before Mexican federal and state authorities.

Gonzalez Moneta has drafted tax reform proposals concerning clients’ benefits, which were discussed and passed by the Mexican Legislature. Likewise, he has advised Mexican federal government agencies regarding compliance given to legal and payment obligations under major media campaigns.

Gonzalez has also determined for the Mexican operations of major international groups value-added tax-efficient strategies for imports and exports, as well as assisting them in securing large VAT refunds. In addition,

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Duane Morris provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally.

The law firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries.

Hogan Lovells Boosts Paris Office

Also known as the Latin Quarter, Paris is home to the Sorbonne university and student-filled cafes. It’s also known for its bookshops, including the famed Shakespeare & Company. Family-friendly attractions include the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens and the National Museum of Natural History.

Hogan Lovells is strengthening its Corporate and Finance Practice in Paris with the hire of mergers and acquisitions and private equity partners Matthieu Grollemund and Hélène Parent.

They join with five associates from Baker McKenzie, where Grollemund co-headed the Paris Corporate department.

Matthieu and Hélène’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions with an emphasis on buy-out funds, high-end growth or venture funds, and family offices with significant private / public equity activity.

They represent numerous public and private companies and private equity funds in a wide range of domestic and cross border transactions, including business combinations, divestitures, leveraged buy-outs, initial public offerings, and restructuring matters. In addition, they regularly advise boards and committees on a variety of governance and other issues.

Their appointments follow the additions announced in Private Equity last year in London, United States, Shanghai and Frankfurt.

The Hogan Lovells Corporate and Finance practice provide end-to-end transactional solutions to clients globally across a wide range of capital strategies and funding structures.

We have over 400+ partners within the Practice, located across all the major financial centres in the world. We are a fully integrated global team that combines exceptional transactional experience with deep industry sector knowledge.

Paris is ranked as Tier 1 in the market by multiple sources and has recently been involved in major transactions, such as the acquisition by TowerBrook Capital Partners of the rail activities of Consolis group and the acquisition by PAI Partners of a majority stake in Euro Ethnic Foods.