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Bennett Jones LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2018

Oil Producers Win Another Round in U.S. Climate Change Litigation

Written by Michael P. Theroux, Laura M. Gill, Thomas W. McInerney and Parker Mckibbon On July 19, 2018, the United States District Court for the…
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Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC | USA | 15 Apr 2018

SCOTX: Term Royalty Interests Survive the Rule Against Perpetuities

It is one of those arcane principles discussed at length in textbooks that manifests itself in the real world far less frequently: the rule against…
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Thorsteinssons LLP | Canada | 16 Feb 2018

Door closes on out-of-time objections under Section 220(2.1)

The Federal Court of Appeal has held that the minister of national revenue has no discretion to admit a taxpayer into the objections regime under Section 220(2.1) of the Income Tax Act. Applying the implied exception rule of statutory interpretation, the court chose an interpretation that gave effect to more specific provisions (the objections regime), and held that taxpayers must comply with......
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Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2018

Commentary: Trump administration could block investor access to courts

In recent years, forced arbitration clauses have swept the nation, closing the courthouse doors to countless injured and defrauded individuals. In private arbitration, the defendant company typically picks the arbitration tribunal, where plaintiffs lose their ability to obtain important discovery...
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Thorsteinssons LLP | Canada | 30 Jan 2018

Door closes on out-of-time objections under subsection 220(2.1)

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Canada (National Revenue) v. ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp., 2017 FCA 243. The…
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Global | 30 Sep 2016

Misled ICSID tribunal reopens and reverses decision

In a decision dated 12 September 2016, the Tribunal in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited v Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited…
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Noerr PartGmbB | Czech Republic | 17 Jun 2016

Discoveries of new oil and gas reserves drop to a 60-year low

Discoveries of new oil reserves dropped to the lowest level for more than 60 years, a study conducted by IHS, a research company, has shown. Oil…
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RPC | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2016

ConocoPhillips (UK) Limited fined £3million for gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast

ConocoPhillips pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations…
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DWF LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Feb 2016

£3m fine for oil giant as new HSE sentencing guidelines start to bite

ConocoPhillips, one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world has been the first "very large" entity to be…
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Carlton Fields | USA | 29 Sep 2015

Oil supplier appeals Conoco’s right to buy stake in refinery unit

In a long-standing dispute between Venezuelan state-owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela SA ("Petroleos") and ConocoPhillips, a New York district…
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