Distressed and Opportunistic M&A: A New Arena for the Oil & Gas Market

Recorded On: 11/25/2020

Organized by the Europe Chapter

Kathy Honeywood, Partner, Energy M&A, Baker McKenzie
Ben Davies, Partner, Financial Advisory - Restructuring Services, Deloitte
Priyanka Usmani, Senior Associate, Restructuring and Insolvency, Baker McKenzie
Moderator: Olympe Bory, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

This webinar focuses on distressed and opportunistic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil & gas arena. Speakers provide a general overview of the meaning of “distressed M&A”, followed by the key issues and pitfalls to be aware of. Attendees will also learn about the key restructuring and insolvency (R&I) concepts applicable to distressed M&A, and the key considerations for oil & gas distressed M&A. The webinar concludes with a European market overview and a Q&A session.

Kathy Honeywood

Partner, Energy M&A, Baker McKenzie

Kathy Honeywood is a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Energy Group, based in London. She focuses on M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures. Kathy has in-depth experience in the energy sector. She has advised: Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) on numerous high-profile acquisitions and disposals around the world; the Aluminum Corporation of China and Mitsubishi Corporation on numerous acquisitions and disposals. Her work in the energy and resources sector included winning two ‘Deals of the Year’ in Asian Legal Business.

Ben Davies

Partner, Financial Advisory - Restructuring Services, Deloitte

Ben Davies has worked in financial advisory for 18 years and specialises in debt advisory, debt restructuring & business turnaround situations, with extensive experience across EMEA. His recent transaction experience includes provision of restructuring advice to the board of a listed investment fund with equity interests in a number of offshore supply vessels to the oil & gas industry, advice to the Board of a distressed global oilfield services group, and completion of a strategic options review for the bondholders of a leading European natural resources group. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ben worked at Riverhill Partners where he provided debt advisory and restructuring services to UK & European corporate clients across a range of industries.

Priyanka Usmani

Senior Associate, Restructuring and Insolvency, Baker McKenzie

Priyanka Usmani is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie’s Banking and Finance Department based in London. Priyanka predominantly acts on restructuring and insolvency matters, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects, representing a range of clients both on the debtor side (acting for companies and financial sponsors) and on the creditor side (acting for institutional lenders and funds).

Olympe Bory (Moderator)

Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Olympe Bory is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Department in London. She is also a member of the Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group. Olympe’s practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures and project development in the resources and energy sectors, with a particular focus on francophone Africa.



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