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Latham & Watkins Represents SLB in Acquisition of ChampionX Corporation

April 2, 2024
A multidisciplinary team is advising SLB, a global technology company, in the all-stock transaction.

SLB (NYSE: SLB) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ChampionX Corporation (NASDAQ: CHX) in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, ChampionX shareholders will receive 0.735 shares of SLB common stock in exchange for each ChampionX share.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents SLB in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Houston partner Ryan Maierson, Chicago partner Christopher Drewry, and Houston counsel Thomas Verity, with associates Bryan Ryan, Andrew James, Haley Sandoval, Eugenio Enrique Ascanio Carrera, and Caroline Silverstein. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Washington, D.C. partner Nicholas DeNovio and New York partner David Raab, with associate Abigail Friedman; on benefits and compensation matters by Los Angeles/Orange County partner Michelle Carpenter and Washington, D.C. partner Nikhil Kumar, with associate Dane Rebkowec; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partners Amanda Reeves and Jason Cruise and Brussels counsels Tomas Nilsson and Philipp Studt, with associates Doug Tifft, Romain Perrois, and Jean-Baptiste Douchy; on IP/transition services by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associates Zachary Shufro and Victoria Allen; on litigation matters by San Diego partner Colleen Smith; on finance matters by Houston partner Catherine Ozdogan, with associate Brian Flynn; on environmental matters by Los Angeles/Houston matters Joshua Marnitz and Washington, D.C. counsel Allison In, with associate Nathaniel Glynn; on trade controls/CFIUS matters by Washington, D.C. partner Damara Chambers and Washington, D.C. counsel Ruchi Gill, with associate Ragad Alfaraidy; on sanctions/FCPA matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman, with associate Matthew Gregory; on data protections matters by Bay Area partner Robert Blamires, with associate Kathryn Parsons-Reponte; and on real property matters by Chicago counsel Jeffrey Anderson.

SLB is represented by an in-house team led by Houston-based Dianne Ralston, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, David Gooch, Legal Director, Transactions & Oversight, Samantha Blons, Senior Corporate Legal Counsel, John M. Benson, Legal Director, Governance and Integrity, and Brandon Clark, General Counsel – Intellectual Property.