Norton Rose Fulbright has advised BP on its acquisition of the retail fuel distribution business of Woolworths Ltd.

The substantial deal involves 527 existing petrol stations and a further 16 development sites in Australia and is part of a strategic alliance between BP and Woolworths, creating a food and fuel offer at BP Australia service stations.

NRF was BP’s lead adviser with a team led by Melbourne-based corporate partner Shane Bilardi, assisted by special counsel Chris Mitchell and partners Justin Lucas and Michael Park; special counsel Ka-Chi Cheung and Andrew Perry; senior associate Jamie Griffin; and associates Jacqueline Dowling and Emma Haylock. In Sydney, the team was assisted by partner Noni Shannon and associate Sonali Seneviratne.

Extracted from Australasian Lawyer.