Top 5 Traps In Energy M&A Transactions

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Energy mergers and acquisitions transactions require counsel with specialized knowledge of the energy business and the project or portfolio of projects being acquired or sold. Such knowledge requires deep understanding of the energy industry across many legal disciplines, including general corporate, tax, energy regulatory, environmental, health and safety, employee benefits, real estate and often international. Without this understanding, parties to energy M&A transactions may find themselves hindered by the following common problems.

1) Lack of a Broad Knowledge Base

The energy industry is highly complex, with...
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