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US Supreme Court to address “agency” in commercial activity exception to sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

USA - June 8 2015 The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1602 et seq. (“FSIA”) provides for limited statutory exceptions to the sovereign immunity of…

Liang-Ying Tan

"Publish what you pay"

European Union, USA - June 5 2013 The recent publication of new SEC and EU rules will impose extensive reporting obligations on companies active in the extractive industries in…

David Gilmore, Rebecca Major

Corruption risk in overseas investment in the energy and natural resources sector: a Japanese investor's guide

Japan - April 30 2013 Japanese companies have a long and successful record in investing in overseas energy and natural resource projects. Deal structures will differ from…

Elizabeth Brogan, David Gilmore, Ben Jolley, Rebecca Major

Myanmar announces offshore oil & gas bidding round

Myanmar - April 12 2013 Myanmar's Ministry of Energy (“MOE”) has announced the invitation of bids for petroleum operations on a production-sharing basis in 11 shallow and 19…

Lewis McDonald, Sally Austen, David Clinch, Rebecca Major, Richard Nelson

Middle East Exchange newsletter March 2013

Middle East, United Arab Emirates - March 21 2013 In the November 2012 edition of the Middle East Exchange, we highlighted Resolution No. 37 of 2012 on Investment Funds issued by the Securities &…

Charles Marsh, James Robinson, Paul Scarr