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Conflict minerals Part III of III what M&A lawyers should know about the conflict minerals rule
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act required the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate new disclosure and reporting requirements concerning the use of certain minerals originating in several central African countries because those minerals were helping to finance extraordinary violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

ETP v. Enterprise Products: a cautionary tale for prospective joint venturers
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

After a lengthy and much-publicized trial, a jury in Dallas, Texas reached a verdict this week that has drawn significant interest from the energy

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

U.S. fundraising grows in 1H, with increasing focus on energy
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

Private equity fundraising, driven primarily by growth in mezzanine, distressed debt and buyouts, grew 16 during the first half of 2013

ARPA-E to open SBIR to majority VC owned firms
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

ARPA-E Deputy Director Cheryl Martin, in an August 29 letter to House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), announced that the program will open

At CFIUS’s recommendation, the president blocks Chinese company from acquiring U.S. wind farms
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 1 2012

President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting a Chinese-owned company from acquiring and owning four wind farms in the U.S. on September 28, 2012, which marks the first time in over two decades that a U.S. president has blocked a foreign transaction

President Obama cites national security considerations to block Chinese investment in wind farm projects
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

President Obama, following a recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, issued a divestment order to reverse an acquisition of four wind farm projects in Oregon by a company owned by Chinese citizens

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

Press reports on CFIUS intention to reject Chinese investment into US mining company, Firstgold Corp
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2009

An unprecedented release of information has occurred detailing confidential discussions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS

Opportunities for Canadians to plug into the U.S. stimulus package
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 2 2009

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Act"