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International arbitration - why a choice of law should never be arbitrary

The legal framework governing international arbitration is complex, and different laws may apply to its various elements. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the different laws governing the various aspects of international arbitration, including a recent relevant Commercial Court case.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 April 2014 | Practice Area: Conflict of laws

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Can a so-called 'legal block' stop the UK shale gas play in its tracks?

Last year Greenpeace launched a campaign to challenge the fracking industry, citing English law that states a person's ownership of land on the surface also extends to the land beneath. Could the refusal of landowners to give permission for drilling beneath their land frustrate the UK shale play?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Renewables

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Australia private equity - an overview of 2013 and the outlook for the year ahead

2013 was a mixed year for Australian private equity. Rising equity markets stimulated a strong exit market in H2, but the environment continued to be challenging for sponsors and local managers. Linklaters alliance firm Allens reports on 2013's key trends and sizes up the outlook for 2014.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

IPOs using Jersey companies - why the offshore jurisdiction is proving popular

Increasingly, Jersey companies are being used as listing vehicles to effect listings on major world markets, including New York, Hong Kong and London. In this briefing, Carey Olsen explains why Jersey is proving popular as the place of incorporation of companies looking to list their shares.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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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

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