Repsol Ecuador S.A. owns a 35% share in the service contracts for Blocks 16 and 67, one of the main private crude oil production projects in Ecuador. It is also the operator of the Blocks. The transaction was closed on January 14, 2022.
New Stratus Energy is a publicly listed company on the Toronto Venture Exchange in Canada.
Repsol is the largest oil company in Spain and one of the largest oil and gas companies in Europe. It has multiple projects in Spain, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States.
Jorge Neher, the lead partner on this project commented: “We are thrilled to have been able to help New Stratus Energy Inc. in this acquisition, which required legal advice in multiple jurisdictions, including corporate, finance and securities work in Canada, where New Stratus Energy Inc. is listed; M&A and regulatory work in Spain, where the target is incorporated; and corporate, tax, antitrust and regulatory advice in Ecuador, where the underlying oil and gas assets are located.”
Bogotá-based partner Jorge Neher, leader of the Energy, Oil and Gas practice in Latin America and the Caribbean, led and coordinated the multidisciplinary legal team on the cross-border project. The team leaders for each country included: Santiago González (Bogotá, Colombia), Jorge Paz and associate María del Mar Heredia (Quito, Ecuador), partner Lucas Tomei and associate Joshua Mamdani (Calgary, Canada), partners Jabier Badiola and Israel de Diego (Madrid, Spain) and partner Juan Vigón (Chile).