Gerrit Bartsch explores the European Court of Justice's decision to rule that offshore jack-up drilling rigs do not benefit from the VAT exemption for vessels which are engaged in the international shipping and maritime transport sector.
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From extraction and processing to distribution, trading and financing, the oil and gas supply chain is highly interdependent. Our comprehensive understanding of every aspect of the industry enables our oil and gas specialists to work together on complex and multi-jurisdictional projects, transactions and disputes to help our clients achieve their commercial goals.
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WFW advises lenders on US$3bn RBL facility to support Chrysaor’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ North Sea assets
The acquisition makes Chrysaor one of the largest net oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea.