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Dallas DFW-ALTA Luncheon

  • 27 Apr 2010
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Dallas Thanksgiving Tower Club

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Topic: Domestic & International Trends in the Gas Industry

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Andrew B. Derman       Arthur J. Wright

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SPEAKERS:
Andrew B. Derman and Arthur J. Wright

Topic: Domestic & International Trends in the Gas Industry

Mr. Derman & Mr. Wright are with Thompson & Knight LLP


Andrew B. Derman Bio:

Andrew B. Derman
is a Partner and head of International Energy Practice Group for Thompson & Knight LLP. He represents public and private companies and host governments in their strategic design, commercial execution, negotiations, contract preparation, and legal interpretation. Recent experience includes: acquisition and divestment efforts in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia; international financing matters; commercialization of natural gas, including LNG; the full-range of host government contracts and industry contracts, including production sharing contacts, service contracts, operating agreements; offshore platform and construction and installation tenders; lifting agreements; the start-up and winding-up of overseas operations; deep water operations; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and similar OECD advice; sanction advice; in-house and industry oil and gas seminars; unitizations; transnational pipelines; litigation and arbitration; acting as an advocate, expert witness and as an arbitrator. Mr. Derman was with Oryx Energy Company and Sun Company, Inc. (predecessor of Oryx Energy Co.) for 20 years; he designed and implemented worldwide business/commercial strategies, including acquisitions, divestments, trades, alliances and host government negotiation.  In addition, he managed the international exploration program, the technology group, the reservoir administration function, procurement and material management, corporate environmental oversight and the exploration and production planning function.  Education: Insead Advanced Management Program, Fontainebleau, France (1991); Temple University Law School, J.D. (1978); Law Review (1976-78); National Moot Court Advocate (1977); New York University, B.A. (1974); Justinian Honor Society; graduated at age 20. Admitted to and a member of the State Bar of Texas, Pennsylvania and New.  Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. He has an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities worldwide and has published five books and more than 50 articles.

Arthur J. Wright Bio:

Arthur J. Wright counsels clients in acquisitions & dispositions of E&P, midstream properties and natural resource companies.  He provides advice and prepares agreements in relation to exploration and production activities; gas plant operations; and marketing of gas, NGL, LNG and electricity production in all relevant matters.  He also prepares title opinions and is involved in regulatory and oil and gas litigation matters. In addition, Mr. Wright represents borrowers and lenders in conventional financing & investors & operators in equity transactions and unconventional financing.  He has received distinctions & honors such as The Best Lawyer in America (Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law); 2003 – Present and Texas Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate); 2003-2004, 2006-2009. He speaks frequently and conference and seminars.  Education: J.D., 1971, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, Top 5% of class; Texas Law Review, Order of the Coif; B.A. in History, 1968 Tulane University.

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