N-7 JV’s Acquisition of Dakota’s nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America


Vinson & Elkins advised OCI N.V. in connection with the negotiation of its definitive agreements with Dakota Gasification Company to sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America through a newly formed joint venture, N-7 LLC.

OCI N.V. is a global producer and distributor of natural gas-based fertilizers and industrial chemicals based in the Netherlands. The company, led by Nassef Onsi Naguib Sawiris, Hassan Badrawi and

Hans Zayed, in 2017 recorded €1.997 Billion Revenues.

The V&E corporate team was led by partner Kaam Sahely (Picture) and senior associate Alan Alexander, with assistance from associates Jeremy Tripp and Caroline McDonald. Also advising were partner Todd Way and senior associate Julia Pashin; partner Billy Vigdor and associate Evan Miller; senior associate Sarah Fortt; partner Sean Becker; and partner Chris Popov and associate Paige Robinson.

Involved fees earner: Kaam Sahely – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Sarah Fortt – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Alan Alexander – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Jeremy Tripp – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Todd Way – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Julia Pashin – Vinson & Elkins LLP; William Vigdor – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Evan Miller – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Christopher Popov – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Page Somerville Robinson – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Sean Becker – Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Law Firms: Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Clients: OCI N.V.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti