Juan Rodriguez Authors Article on EU Commission's Approval of Angola LNG Joint Venture

August 2012

Mr. Rodriguez authored the article, “A First in LNG – The EU Commission’s approval of the Angola LNG Joint Venture under the EU Merger Regulation,” which was published in the July/August edition of the LNG Journal. The article comments on the European Commission’s recent review under the EU Merger Regulation of the Angola LNG joint venture among ConocoPhilips, BP, ENI, Sonangol and Total. The joint venture is the first “full-function” joint venture in the LNG sector to be reviewed by the Commission. Consequently, the Commission’s decision approving the joint venture sheds new light on how the Commission analyzes LNG joint ventures that require pre-merger approval under the EU Merger Regulation.