This is the third article in our series, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the energy and commodities sector. The first article covered key issues relevant to acquiring business assets, and trading portfolios, across the energy and commodities sector. The second article looked at the main issues to consider in relation to asset acquisitions in the ‘soft’ commodities sector.
In this article, we consider the Top 10 headline regulatory considerations, focusing on issues arising under English and EU law that need to be taken into account when conducting an asset or portfolio acquisition or disposal. While the first seven issues are particularly relevant in respect of assets and portfolios in the energy and commodities sphere, the remaining issues are of a more general and overarching nature, but should, nevertheless, be borne in mind when conducting transactions in this sphere.
There may, of course, be other considerations that need to be explored, depending on the nature of the target.
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Client Alert 2018-047