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Martin Hunt focuses on mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions in the energy, telecommunications, water, agriculture, construction and chemicals industries. Qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales, and an attorney in both New York and Texas, Martin is a partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, where he has advised on over 100 M&A transactions in the U.S. alone, and has represented clients in transactions in over 70 countries.

Martin also advises private equity funds on their structuring and formation, and the subsequent acquisition, restructuring and disposition of their portfolio companies. With his dual qualification in the UK and the U.S., he is perfectly positioned to advise (a) U.S. companies on their acquisitions in the UK and their international projects that are governed by English law and (b) UK companies on their transactions in the U.S. His advice to clients in the energy sector has covered a broad range, including many downstream matters for clients such as Shell and also upstream projects. He has advised on transactions in the renewables sector. He has also extensively represented clients in the oil field services sector. Recently, Martin has been focused particularly on energy projects in Africa.

In 2015, Legal 500 UK recognized Martin for Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil and Gas. He was also ranked in 2014 by the Chambers Global in Energy and Natural Resources, and in 2013 by Legal 500 EMEA for M&A: Premium Deals.

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Credentials

B.A., University of Cambridge, UK

M.A., University of Cambridge, UK

New York

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Texas

American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Law Society of England and Wales (SRA# 136826)

New York Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Matters

Represented Baker Hughes, a GE company, on its acquisition of an interest in ADNOC Drilling, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Represented Rosatom Energy International with regards to its nuclear facility in Akkuyu, Turkey.

Represented Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on two upstream financings in Nigeria.

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Represented Baker Hughes, a GE company, on its acquisition of an interest in ADNOC Drilling, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Represented Rosatom Energy International with regards to its nuclear facility in Akkuyu, Turkey.

Represented Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on two upstream financings in Nigeria.

Represented Sierra Oil & Gas on the disposition of its upstream assets in Mexico.

Represented Transocean on its acquisition of Songa Offshore.

Represented Transocean on its acquisition of Ocean Rig.

Represented SigmaBleyzer on the formation of a $250 million fund to invest in Ukrainian oil and gas assets.

Represented GE Aviation on its acquisition of Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Dominican Republic.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in Jamaica.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its refinery in the Dominican Republic.

Represented Weatherford International on the sale to Baker Hughes of its global pipeline and specialty services business, with assets in over 20 countries.

Represented Sabre Oil & Gas in the sale to The Petroleum Company of South Africa (SOC) Ltd of its E&P interests in the Jubilee Field, offshore Ghana.

Represented Shell International in the global disposition of its metals and minerals business.

Represented Shell International in the acquisition of E&P assets in Gabon.

Represented Statoil North America in its acquisition of its storage terminal in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell Oil in its acquisition of propane assets in the U.S.

Represented ERM on its acquisition of Natural Resource Group in the U.S.

Represented Vopak on its acquisition of a terminal in New Jersey.

Represented Vopak on its acquisition of property in Texas from Dow Chemical.

Represented Lufkin Industries on its acquisition of Zenith Oilfield Technology in Scotland.

Represented Lufkin Industries on its acquisition of Datac Instrumentation in Ireland.

Represented Hudson Engineering on its joint venture with Zamil Industrial in Saudi Arabia.

Represented Babcock International on its acquisition of several companies in the U.S.

Represented Babcock International on its disposition of Eagleton Engineering in Texas.

Represented Exterran with regards to its supply of compression equipment and services to an LPG/NGL Extraction Plant in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

Represented Exterran on its disposition of its UK subsidiary to Avingtrans plc.

Represented Valerus Compression on its subcontract with Weatherford in respect of the Zubair project in Iraq.

Represented Expro International on numerous acquisitions of businesses in the U.S.

Represented Baker Hughes with regards to its operations in Libya.

Represented Ensco plc with regards to the disposition of a rig.

Represented a private equity fund on a merger with AgroGeneration, a French public agriculture company.

Represented AgroGeneration with regards to its restructuring under French law.

Represented MagnaSci on the formation of a Texas private equity fund for investments in life science companies and representing the fund on various investments in companies in the U.S.

Represented a private equity fund in the formation of a Dutch fund focused on Kazakhstan and its acquisition of a water business in Kazakhstan.

Represented a private equity fund in the formation of a EUR 250 million Dutch fund focused on southeast Europe.

Represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of various assets in Ukraine and Romania.

Represented a water utility company in the acquisition of more than 50 water companies in the U.S.

Represented Sterling Diagnostic Imaging on its acquisition of assets from DuPont in 15 international jurisdictions

Represented a propane company in the acquisition of more than 20 propane companies in the U.S.

Represented a company on its investment in the Egypt – Israel pipeline.

Matters

Represented Baker Hughes, a GE company, on its acquisition of an interest in ADNOC Drilling, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Represented Rosatom Energy International with regards to its nuclear facility in Akkuyu, Turkey.

Represented Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on two upstream financings in Nigeria.

See more
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Matters

Represented Baker Hughes, a GE company, on its acquisition of an interest in ADNOC Drilling, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Represented Rosatom Energy International with regards to its nuclear facility in Akkuyu, Turkey.

Represented Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on two upstream financings in Nigeria.

Represented Sierra Oil & Gas on the disposition of its upstream assets in Mexico.

Represented Transocean on its acquisition of Songa Offshore.

Represented Transocean on its acquisition of Ocean Rig.

Represented SigmaBleyzer on the formation of a $250 million fund to invest in Ukrainian oil and gas assets.

Represented GE Aviation on its acquisition of Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Dominican Republic.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in Jamaica.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its retail assets in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell International in its disposition of its refinery in the Dominican Republic.

Represented Weatherford International on the sale to Baker Hughes of its global pipeline and specialty services business, with assets in over 20 countries.

Represented Sabre Oil & Gas in the sale to The Petroleum Company of South Africa (SOC) Ltd of its E&P interests in the Jubilee Field, offshore Ghana.

Represented Shell International in the global disposition of its metals and minerals business.

Represented Shell International in the acquisition of E&P assets in Gabon.

Represented Statoil North America in its acquisition of its storage terminal in the Bahamas.

Represented Shell Oil in its acquisition of propane assets in the U.S.

Represented ERM on its acquisition of Natural Resource Group in the U.S.

Represented Vopak on its acquisition of a terminal in New Jersey.

Represented Vopak on its acquisition of property in Texas from Dow Chemical.

Represented Lufkin Industries on its acquisition of Zenith Oilfield Technology in Scotland.

Represented Lufkin Industries on its acquisition of Datac Instrumentation in Ireland.

Represented Hudson Engineering on its joint venture with Zamil Industrial in Saudi Arabia.

Represented Babcock International on its acquisition of several companies in the U.S.

Represented Babcock International on its disposition of Eagleton Engineering in Texas.

Represented Exterran with regards to its supply of compression equipment and services to an LPG/NGL Extraction Plant in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

Represented Exterran on its disposition of its UK subsidiary to Avingtrans plc.

Represented Valerus Compression on its subcontract with Weatherford in respect of the Zubair project in Iraq.

Represented Expro International on numerous acquisitions of businesses in the U.S.

Represented Baker Hughes with regards to its operations in Libya.

Represented Ensco plc with regards to the disposition of a rig.

Represented a private equity fund on a merger with AgroGeneration, a French public agriculture company.

Represented AgroGeneration with regards to its restructuring under French law.

Represented MagnaSci on the formation of a Texas private equity fund for investments in life science companies and representing the fund on various investments in companies in the U.S.

Represented a private equity fund in the formation of a Dutch fund focused on Kazakhstan and its acquisition of a water business in Kazakhstan.

Represented a private equity fund in the formation of a EUR 250 million Dutch fund focused on southeast Europe.

Represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of various assets in Ukraine and Romania.

Represented a water utility company in the acquisition of more than 50 water companies in the U.S.

Represented Sterling Diagnostic Imaging on its acquisition of assets from DuPont in 15 international jurisdictions

Represented a propane company in the acquisition of more than 20 propane companies in the U.S.

Represented a company on its investment in the Egypt – Israel pipeline.

Credentials

B.A., University of Cambridge, UK

M.A., University of Cambridge, UK

New York

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Texas

American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Law Society of England and Wales (SRA# 136826)

New York Bar Association

State Bar of Texas