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Positive legislative developments afoot for South Africa’s oil and gas industry

Representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources have briefed the National Council of Provinces on significant developments relating to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15 of 2013. Here’s what’s new.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 16 November 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Hard times in the oil patch: tax implications for investors in the era of price fluctuations

The current decline in oil prices is having a great many unexpected and unwanted consequences, many of which may turn into long-lasting troubles for the oil and gas industry − and especially for its investors.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 October 2016 | Practice Area: Oil

The Energy Bill: a look at the key elements

This brief looks at the Energy Bill that was introduced by DECC into the House of Lords in July this year and received its first reading in the House of Commons on 6 November 2015.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 December 2015 | Practice Area: Upstream and Downstream

Capacity mechanisms - reigniting Europe’s energy markets

The EU electricity sector has been facing a perfect storm. Factors from within the sector, combined with wider market forces, have created the first real threat to the viability of the conventional generation sector in 30 years, with gas-fired plants particularly badly hit, as Linklaters reports.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 04 July 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Oil and gas in Kenya - navigating the law in a fast-rising sector

Exploration interest in Kenya has surged since the country announced its first oil strike discovery by British explorer Tullow Oil two years ago, followed by a number of subsequent finds in the same region. This briefing analyses the legal regime governing the oil and gas sector in Kenya.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

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European energy handbook 2013 – current issues in 41 jurisdictions

The 2013 edition of the European Energy Handbook gives an in-depth survey of current issues in the energy sector in 41 European jurisdictions. It includes summaries of industry structures, legal and regulatory frameworks and explores the key issues in each jurisdiction.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 February 2013 | Practice Area: Upstream and Downstream

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The new and old frontiers in Africa's upstream oil and gas sector

This briefing details the changes taking place in the African upstream oil and gas sector, with a focus on "old frontier" countries with abundant petroleum reserves and "new frontier" countries whose natural resources were until very recently perceived to be found exclusively in the mineral sector.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 30 November 2011 | Practice Area: Gas

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Long awaited CCS regulatory framework unveiled in Alberta

The Alberta Minister of Energy this month released a bill which, if passed, will provide much needed regulatory certainty necessary for the deployment of commercial scale CCS in the province. Baker & McKenzie has the detail.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 30 November 2010 | Practice Area: Upstream and Downstream

UAE speed briefing: Sharia as a source of UAE law

Sharia is the divine law of Islam. In this briefing, UAE law firm Hadef & Partners, offers some guidance as to what extent, Sharia is a source of UAE law and what the implications of this are for legal practitioners there.

Law Firm: Hadef & Partners | Published: 10 November 2010 | Practice Area: Upstream and Downstream

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The German government’s new energy strategy explained

The German Government recently adopted a new energy strategy intended to achieve Germany's key energy policy goals of climate protection, economic efficiency and security of energy supplies. This briefing from Herbert Smith Gleiss Lutz Stibbe notes the strategy’s key points and their significance.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 October 2010 | Practice Area: Upstream and Downstream

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