Hunt Oil's $915M Takeover of Chieftain

On August 3, 2001, Hunt Oil Company of Dallas completed a $915 million takeover bid for Edmonton-based Chieftain International, Inc.

Hunt Oil was represented in the acquisition by a team from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP comprised of Shawn McReynolds and Peter Westcott (M&A), Siobhan Monaghan and Colin Campbell (tax) and Julie Soloway (competition). Hunt Oil was also represented by its in-house counsel, Dennis Grindinger and John Blair and by a team of lawyers led by Winston Oxley from Vinson & Elkins LLP in Dallas. Chieftain was represented by a team from Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary led by John Burns and Nicholas Fader, and included Chip Johnston (M&A), Beth Riley (competition), Darcy Moch (tax), and by its US counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore.