The highly regulated chemicals sector is a truly global business.
In response Linklaters has developed a dedicated Global Chemicals Group comprising lawyers with a detailed understanding of the environment in which chemical companies operate.
We have in-depth experience of the chemicals sector having advised on some of the sector’s largest and most complex transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, project finance, capital markets, securitisations and other structured finance transactions.
Over the past four years we have advised on more cross-border deals in the chemicals sector than any of our competitors. Our track record in transactional work is complemented by specialist expertise in the areas of law that are key for chemicals companies – anti-trust, dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, outsourcing, tax, environmental law and real estate.
To discuss legal issues with Linklaters’ global chemicals team, please contact sector leaders Dan Tyrer or Thomas McGrath.
You can find out more about Linklaters’ chemicals capabilities from sector manager Fiona Heggie on (44 20) 7456 2389.
Recent chemicals transactions include advising:
- a US listed chemicals company on its US$2.2bn acquisition of a global coatings and paint manufacturer
- BP on its US$9bn sale of Innovene to INEOS
- JBIC, KEXIM, SACE, NEXI, KEIC, local and international commercial banks, Islamic finance lenders, holders of 144A bonds and sukuks on the US $15bn Jubail refinery and petrochemicals project in Saudi Arabia sponsored by Saudi Aramco and TOTAL
- The lenders on the US$2 billion project financing of a worldscale greenfield petrochemical complex in Qatar, in conjunction with another world-scale greenfield petrochemical complex, Q-Chem II
- the sponsors on the US$2.5 billion financing of the Greater EQUATE joint venture petrochemical project in Kuwait
- Citibank on its financing on SABIC’s $US11.1bn acquisition of GE Plastics
- the financiers in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Basell Polyolefins, the world’s largest producer of polypropylene and Europe’s largest producer of poloyethylene