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Shale gas update UK, Algeria, USA, Poland, Canada, China, Ukraine, Germany and India
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Algeria, Canada, USA, China, Germany, India, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • October 26 2012

There has been continued debate in the UK about the method of hydraulic fracturing since the Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”) published an independent export’s report recommending measures to mitigate the risk of seismic tremors from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) methods in April


In other news
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 12 2012

The Internal Revenue Service notified the taxpayer that it is withdrawing a private ruling it issued earlier this year that said a company buying an operating wind farm did not have to allocate part of the purchase price to a long-term power contract that came with the project


Foreign ownership, control, and domination: does the U.S. have it right?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 10 2012

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, prohibits the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from issuing a license to construct and operate a nuclear power reactor to any entity that the Commission knows, or has reason to believe, is owned, controlled, or dominated by foreign interests


General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


Oil and honour revisited: selling shares with a handshake
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 13 2014

The recent case of Williams v. Jones, QBD (David Blunt QC), unreported, 25022014, highlighted the application of some of the cardinal principles of


CFTC announces energy market initiatives and investigation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 30 2008

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced several initiatives to enhance its surveillance of energy futures markets. Among the initiatives announced, the CFTC, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) and London-based ICE Futures Europe (IFE) have agreed to expanded information sharing with respect to the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts traded on both IFE and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX


Carbon capture and storage an overview
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA, European Union
  • December 15 2008

As anyone who ever opens a newspaper will be aware, the ongoing debate about climate change its extent, its impact and what can and should be done about it continues, while the world's seemingly insatiable desire for energy accelerates


UK Bribery Act makes business a bit slippery for oil & gas industry
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 3 2011

On November 4, 2010, U.S.-based Panalpina, Inc. (and its parent Panalpina World Transport Holding Ltd.) (Panalpina), a Swiss freight forwarding company, along with six other companies in the oil & gas industry, settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) charges with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC


Anticorruption compliance & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act alert
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 19 2011

The UK Bribery Act is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2011, and according to a recent study by Ernst & Young, it will hit the oil and gas industry the hardest


International arbitration: you can’t have your court and eat it
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 21 2011

In Excalibur v Texas Keystone Inc & Others, the claimant had simultaneously commenced an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration in New York and substantive Commercial Court proceedings in London over very similar claims, against the same defendants