Energy

No “material uplift” expected in ADNOC’s possible offer for Covestro; companies still fine-tuning details, says source involved in the process

The due diligence process for  a possible takeover of German chemical player Covestro by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is unlikely to be completed by the summer, a source directly involved in the process […]

No “material uplift” expected in ADNOC’s possible offer for Covestro; companies still fine-tuning details, says source involved in the process Read More »

Timing of nomination of arbitration panel chair in case against Hess is fairly standard, ICC arbitration sources say

The current timeline for the appointment of the third arbitrator in a three-member panel which would rule on the ongoing arbitration proceedings between Hess, ExxonMobil, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is fairly standard,

Timing of nomination of arbitration panel chair in case against Hess is fairly standard, ICC arbitration sources say Read More »

South African approval process for BHP/Anglo American deal lengthy but “not complex”, source with knowledge of the matter says

South Africa’s regulatory approval process for BHP’s proposed acquisition of Anglo American will be lengthy but not too complex, according to a local antitrust source whose firm has an involvement in the matter. Last week,

South African approval process for BHP/Anglo American deal lengthy but “not complex”, source with knowledge of the matter says Read More »

Unipar lost interest in Braskem amidst pending litigation proceedings and protracted negotiations, person close to the company said

Brazilian chemical company Unipar Carbocloro, which last June had submitted a non-binding proposal for a 34.37% stake in Braskem, is not interested in reviving deal talks despite favoured bidder Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Unipar lost interest in Braskem amidst pending litigation proceedings and protracted negotiations, person close to the company said Read More »

Pre-emptive rights clauses in “older” oil and gas contracts contain legal loophole, energy disputes sources say

As ExxonMobil and its joint venture (JV) partners in Guyana’s Stabroek block are engaged in ongoing International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claims to confirm whether pre-emptive rights apply to Chevron’s US$53bn acquisition of Hess,

Pre-emptive rights clauses in “older” oil and gas contracts contain legal loophole, energy disputes sources say Read More »

Third parties have “lost interest” in Covestro’s discussions with ADNOC, source with knowledge of the matter says

Competitors of Covestro who were getting ready to intervene in the antitrust review of a possible merger between the German chemical company and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have “lost interest” in the discussions,

Third parties have “lost interest” in Covestro’s discussions with ADNOC, source with knowledge of the matter says Read More »

International arbitration experts share views on ongoing dispute over Hess’ stake in Guyana’s Stabroek block

The ongoing International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claim filed earlier this month in Paris by ExxonMobil against Hess Corporation to assert its pre-emptive rights in Guyana’s Stabroek block ─ which was reportedly followed by

International arbitration experts share views on ongoing dispute over Hess’ stake in Guyana’s Stabroek block Read More »

Dutch court expected to issue interim verdict on environmental litigation claim against Braskem by June

Rotterdam District Court is expected to issue a “first but not final” ruling on the environmental lawsuit against Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem and its Dutch subsidiary during June 2024, a court spokesperson told Equity Report.

Dutch court expected to issue interim verdict on environmental litigation claim against Braskem by June Read More »

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Valeria Camerino

Valeria is a seasoned business and financial journalist with fifteen years of industry experience.

Before launching Equity Report in October 2022, Valeria was European Editor for US-based financial news service CTFN, where she spent seven years reporting on event-driven situations, breaking news stories on complex financial and regulatory issues across several jurisdictions, from Europe and Africa to China, India, Brazil, and Australia.

Prior to that, she was Senior Reporter at TelecomFinance, Middle East correspondent, and later Southern Europe correspondent at Mergermarket (currently ION), and held a number of editorial positions with Dubai and London-based b2b publications.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Languages and Public Relations from Leeds Beckett University and an MA in International Journalism from University of Central Lancashire.