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Certain EU Iran sanctions to be suspended
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • January 16 2014

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany


Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


European Union tightens sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Syria
  • September 7 2011

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo, that entered into force on 3 September 2011 and build upon EU sanctions that became effective on 10 May 2011


Energy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 2 2009

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Venture Production plc of the UK by Centrica plc, also of the UK


Updated prospectus content recommendations for mineral companies
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 27 2011

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) successor to the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has published an update of the CESR recommendations for the consistent implementation of the Prospectus Directive, with revised recommendations as to the content requirements of prospectuses issued by mineral companies


Commission prohibits Austrian subsidies for energy intensive businesses
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Austria, European Union
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011 the Commission found a provision of the revised Austrian Green Electricity Act (Ökostromgesetznovelle 2008), partially exempting energy intensive businesses from contributing to the funding of green electricity, to be in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission starts court action against Italy for failing to recover 295 million euros in aid to Alcoa.
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission said it planned to take Italy to court for failing to recover 295 million in alleged state aid that it provided to Alcoa Inc. in preferential electricity tariffs


Commission opens in-depth state aid investigation into Estonian aid for new power plants
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Estonia, European Union
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission announced that it has decided to open an in-depth state aid investigation into an Estonian project to grant aid to the operators of two new oil-shale fuelled power plants


Commission sends SO to Czech energy companies for obstruction during dawn raid
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • December 22 2010

On 20 December, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Energetický a průmyslový holding and J&T Investment Advisors, active in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic


European Commission proposes revamp of EU biofuels policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 17 2012

On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 200928EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or “RED”) and Directive 9870EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or “FQD”), both in force since 2009