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Getting to the core - key issues impacting the mining and minerals sector

This DLA newsletter tackles a number of pertinent subjects in the mining and minerals sector, with articles on human rights, data protection, the ability to remove squatters and the crackdown on bribery and corruption, as well as mandatory carbon reporting requirements and employment tax issues.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 February 2014 | Practice Area: Gas

Reporting change - key messages for company secretaries and GCs ahead of an AGM

This Linklaters article briefly summarises key developments of interest to company secretaries and general counsel preparing for the 2014 annual general meeting of a UK-listed company. Subjects covered include company reporting, directors' remuneration, and documents and procedures.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 20 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Doing business in Australia - a guide to the legal landscape in 2014

This Baker & McKenzie report provides a practical guide to the legal framework within which business is conducted in Australia, and is aimed at those seeking a general understanding of regulations and compliance issues across the country's legal landscape.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 February 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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An international guide to shale gas - a global game changer for the energy market

The discovery and successful commercial exploitation of shale gas in the US is both a US revolution and a global game changer. This Bakers guide provides a regional overview of shale gas exploration, with a focused look at how certain key contractual issues are addressed in 10 key countries.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 12 February 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Cooking on gas - the key trends driving oil & gas M&A

While oil and gas M&A activity declined slightly in 2013, the industry seems poised to reward players who understand market signals, and a look back at the year reveals some interesting trends. In this briefing, Latham sets out the upward and downward trends driving the market.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 February 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

EC opens door to shale gas in Europe with new guidance

The European Commission has decided not to propose legislation restricting shale gas exploration and production. Instead, it has opened the door to shale gas in Europe by publishing non-binding guidelines to provide greater clarity for the extracting industry. Latham looks at the implications.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 30 January 2014 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

When is protesting, protesting too much? The legal options for companies under fire

The cause championed by anti-fracking protestors has touched on concerns which are shared by members of the wider public. The problem for companies operating in the sector is how to respond when protestors' tactics cross the line into unlawful conduct. Eversheds looks at the legal options.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 January 2014 | Practice Area: Rights over land

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A year in review - US law in 2013

This Linklaters briefing summarises some the major developments in US law last year, with links to further reading where available. Subjects covered include the Volcker Rule, mandatory clearing and data reporting, changes to SEC enforcement policy, pay-for-delay agreements and class actions.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 28 January 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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The controversial Indonesian export ban on ore - temporary relief, but at a price

The Indonesian ban on export ore, which came into effect on 12 January, has caused much commotion in the industry. At the last minute, the Indonesian Government bowed to pressure and announced certain relief measures - in this briefing, DLA Piper looks at the latest developments in more detail.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 January 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Tax support for the UK onshore shale gas industry - a look at the latest Government proposals

The Government last month published its response to last year's consultation on proposals for the tax regime for shale gas. It is clear that the Government is serious about incentivising the exploration and extraction of shale gas - Wragge & Co examines the new proposals in detail.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 22 January 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government

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