Wintershall Holding’s €6.45 Billion Syndicated Facilities Agreement

Clifford Chance advised Wintershall Holding GmbH on its EUR4.6 billion and USD2.1 billion syndicated facilities agreement for the combined business of Wintershall and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG.

Wintershall DEA will form the leading independent European exploration and production company with international activities in selected core regions. Crude oil and natural gas production at Wintershall and DEA amounted pro forma to a total of 210 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) in 2017; that corresponds to a daily production volume of around 575,000 BOE. Through this merger, the current shareholders BASF and LetterOne are laying the foundation for further profitable growth.

The Clifford Chance team comprised partner Bettina Steinhauer (Picture) and senior associate Christoph Nensa (both Banking & Finance, Frankfurt) and was assisted by local Norwegian law firm Thommessen.

Involved fees earner: Christoph Nensa – Clifford Chance; Bettina Steinhauer – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: Wintershall Holding GmbH;

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