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From The Am Law Daily

In the latest move aimed at revamping its operations, ConocoPhillips said Thursday it will sell its Vietnamese assets for $1.29 billion to British and French oil company Perenco.

The sale is in line with ConocoPhillips’ recent efforts to shed its least-profitable units  under a three-year plan intended to raise up to $20 billion via asset sales, according to Bloomberg.

Since the plan runs through the end of 2012, the sale of the company’s operations in Vietnam a key component of that initiative, reports the Daily Deal. The Perenco transaction includes ConocoPhillips-owned stakes in two offshore oil fields and a 200-plus-mile gas pipeline that connects to the Vietnamese mainland. The sale is expected to close by the middle of the year.

Dagfinn Nygaard, ConocoPhillips’s managing counsel for the Asia-Pacific region, is leading an in-house team working on the matter. Janet Langford Kelly, a former partner at Sidley Austin and Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason, has served as the Houston-based company’s general counsel since 2006.

Representatives for Perenco did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether the company employed outside legal advisors for the deal.


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