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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Western Australia State Supreme Court decision puts multiple mining and infrastructure projects at risk of being considered unlawful

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • September 23 2014

The Western Australia State Government has announced that 25 major mining and infrastructure projects are at risk of being considered unlawful. This

Federal Court decision upholds removal of visa restrictions for foreign workers on offshore projects

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • September 22 2014

The Federal Court of Australia's decision in Maritime Union of Australia v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection 2014 FCA 993

An update on the scope of search warrants under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (QLD)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 22 2014

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End of the line for the Waratah Coal railway?

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • September 22 2014

The Supreme Court of Queensland has recently dismissed a challenge by Waratah Coal Pty Ltd of a decision of the Queensland Government to reject

Confusion over mining and groundwater impacts in Queensland finally resolved!

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia, Canada
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  • September 18 2014

The confusion over the taking of, interfering with and use of groundwater associated with mining activities including the confusion that has arisen

Energy companies to substantiate and pass through savings from carbon price repeal

  • Maddocks
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  • Australia
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  • September 15 2014

The Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014 (Cth) (CEL Act) received Royal Assent on 17 July 2014. The CEL Act repealed the Clean

Allocation of government charges between buyer and seller: Delta Electricity v Centennial Mandalong pty Ltd 2014 NSWCA 178

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 12 2014

The lack of stability in government policy applying rates and charges on resource extraction requires nimble drafting in sale contracts to allocate

The Empire decision: forfeiture remedies under joint operating agreements

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 12 2014

Empire Oil Company (WA) Limited v Wharf Resources plc 2014 WASC 179 is a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia concerning the

State introduces legislation to validate 25 at-risk projects

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • September 11 2014

In August 2013, the Supreme Court of Western Australia held that the environmental approval process which had been undertaken for the Browse gas