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Thames water hit with unprecedented fines for water pollution offences
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

A 'perfect storm' of aggravating factors has produced the highest penalty ever imposed for offences of this nature. The worry for companies operating

This is not another article about Macondo: no, I want to know why people even bother with gross negligence in joint operating agreements?
  • Dentons
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • March 25 2015

Judge Barbier decided that BP was grossly negligent in relation to the blowout, explosion and fire abroad the Deepwater Horizon in April 2010. But

Looking around the corporate veil
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2012

International energy agreements frequently incorporate UK law in choice-of-law clauses.

Just how effective are exclusions of indirect and consequential loss?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 12 2010

The case of GB Gas Holdings v Accenture, in which the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance judge's findings on preliminary issues relating to the exclusions clause, falls squarely within the existing case law.

Reynolds v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 24.5.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 16 2010

Mr Reynolds died in February 2009 as a result of a malignant pleural mesothelioma that was caused by exposure to asbestos.

Court of Appeal extends rule on recovery for pure economic loss in negligence
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

The claim arose out of the explosion at the Buncefield refinery in December 2005.

Recovery by the beneficial owner of property
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2010

The beneficial owner of property can recover, subject to the rules of remoteness and damage, for all the loss which it suffers (including consequent economic loss) in relation to damage to property that it beneficially owns, so long as the legal owner of that property is joined to the proceedings.

The IADC drilling contract: Seadrill v OAO Gazprom
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2009

Gazprom had entered into a rig hire contract with SeaDrill for the provision of the jack-up drilling rig EKHA.

Demystifying judicial review
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

Developing energy policy in the UK is the preserve of the Government.

In the UK, some lessons learned from Buncefield
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2009

In the UK, the High Court issued judgment at the end of March in the civil litigation to decide on liability following the 2005 explosion at the Buncefield oil storage depot.