Andrew manages the seven member legal team responsible for supporting LyondellBasell’s global mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions, sales contracts and arrangements ($20+ billion revenue) and capital projects in the Americas, and global government relations and public affairs groups.
He was profiled by the Houston Chronicle for advising senior management through one of the largest Chapter 11 restructurings in U.S. history, and recognized by Modern Counsel magazine for global management skills and legal leadership.
Corp dev plays a huge role in selling a business, but the legal team also plays a crucial role. In this episode, Andrew Gratz, Chief Privacy Officer, and Associate General Counsel at LyondellBasell, talks about what a divestiture looks like from a legal perspective.
In this episode, Andrew shares why the legal team's involvement early in the deal process is important and the different key milestones in a deal they are responsible for. He also talks about the dangers of deal fever, working with corporate development teams, and more.