Joanne Du

Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York) Partner

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Hong Kong

P: +852.3601.9230 F: +852.2522.6943

Beijing

P: +86.10.8532.7931 F: +86.10.8532.7999

Mergers and Acquisitions*

  • Advised a Chinese national energy company on its proposed acquisition of independent oil company owning largest oilfield offshore Africa (Ghana)
  • Represented a Chinese national energy company on its investment in the offshore leases owned by Nexen and Statoil of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States
  • Advised a Chinese national energy company on its joint venture investment and operational matters in Argentina, Peru, and Equatorial Guinea
  • Advised a consortium of international investors led by Maju Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in the acquisition of a majority stake in the U.S.-based oilfield service company Frac Tech Holdings, LLC
  • Advised the acquisition by PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company, of BP West Java Limited from BP plc
  • Advised an Asian national company in its bid and potential acquisition of participating interest in several projects owned and operated by Murphy Oil Company in Malaysia

Industry Transactions*

  • Advised a U.S. major energy company on the investment and operational matters of its gas project with CNPC
  • Advised a U.S. major energy company on the investment and operational matters of several offshore projects with CNOOC
  • Represented a Chinese company on the negotiation and drafting of its LNG SPA with the Australia supplier
  • Advised a HK utility company on its gas purchase agreement with CNPC from the Central Asia
  • Advised an international energy company on its exploration joint venture with an Indonesian JSX listed energy company covering twelve PSCs, and related farming arrangements
  • Advised on the proposed subscription by a sovereign wealth fund of shares of Green Dragon Gas Ltd., a large developer and producer of coal bed methane in China

Direct Investment*

  • Represented a U.S. independent energy company in its negotiation of shale gas project with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Represented a U.S. major energy company in its negotiation of a shale gas project with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Represented Frac Tech International on its foreign investment, joint venture negotiation, and operational matters with China PetroChemical Corporation (SINOPEC)
  • Represented an Australian listing company on investment, operational matters and gas sales and distribution of its CBM projects in China

*Prior to Joining Baker Botts