Press Release

Kirkland Advises LyondellBasell on $2 Billion Polyethylene JV with Sasol

Kirkland counseled LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) on its definitive agreement with Sasol (JSE: SOL, NYSE: SSL) to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) through which LyondellBasell will acquire 50 percent of select assets in Louisiana, including Sasol’s 1.5 MM ton ethane cracker, 0.9 MM ton low and linear-low density polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure for a total consideration of $2 billion.  LyondellBasell will assume operatorship of the JV assets after the closing.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Bill Benitez, Ahmed Sidik and Chad Smith; and included environmental transactions partner Alex Farmer; technology and intellectual property transactions partner Matt Lovell; tax partner Mark Dundon; executive compensation partner Stephen Jacobson; real estate partner Josh Faulkner; and project finance partner Brian Greene.