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D.C. Circuit issues ruling in important CFIUS case
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

The D.C. Court of Appeals recently issued a landmark decision in Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS

M&A activity poised to pick up for junior gold mining and exploration companies
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2013

Despite recent reports of a gloomy outlook for M&A in the mining sector, writing-off mining M&A activity may be premature. In Joe Deux's report for

A look at new vehicles for renewable energy project financing: MLPs, REITs, and crowdfunding
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

The recent debate in Ohio over Substitute Senate Bill 58 is another reminder of the nearly constant uncertainty facing the renewable energy industry

The role of joint ventures in shale transactions
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

This interview with Houston based-partner Mike King takes a look at the role joint ventures have played in the US shale plays. How would you

U.S. government blocks Chinese acquisition of wind farms: lessons learned
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • China, USA
  • October 22 2012

On September 28, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting the acquisition of four wind farm companies in Oregon by Ralls Corporation, a Delaware corporation, the Sany Group, a Chinese company, and two Chinese citizens who wholly own Ralls and hold senior executive positions at Sany

In its denial of a power plant sale, FERC sheds light on the meaning of control and the importance of mitigation
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2013

"The decision marks a rare instance of FERC flatly rejecting a proposed sale of a power plant under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and provides

M&A activity in the pipeline sector and the politics of moving hydrocarbons
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 19 2012

One of the sectors that saw robust levels of M&A activity in 2011 was the North American pipeline sector

Delaware Court of Chancery awards $1.263 billion in damages for controlling stockholder transaction found to be unfair
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

On October 14, 2011, Chancellor Leo Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery awarded $1.263 billion to Southern Peru Copper Corp. ("Southern Peru") following trial of a derivative lawsuit against a controlling stockholder of Southern Peru and certain of its affiliates who served as directors of Southern Peru

Chinese investment in U.S. energy: what works?
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • China, USA
  • July 1 2012

Chinese investment in the U.S. energy sector has the potential to provide tremendous benefits for both America and China

Energy law alert: CFIUS intervenes in Chinese-owned wind project
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • China, USA
  • September 24 2012

On September 12 a U.S. wind project development company, Ralls Corporation ("Ralls"), owned by two Chinese nationals, filed suit against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"), an inter-agency U.S. government body charged with assessing the potential national security effects of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses