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Dates for your diary: oil and gas legal developments timeline

This oil & gas legal developments timeline highlights law legislation and cases of interest during the period from 2014 to 2016, covering subjects such as ring fence corporation tax, the Infrastructure Act, the Cygnus development and Russia sanctions.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 March 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

Oil and gas projects in Cambodia: the regulatory framework and prospects for investors

Cambodia has been seeking to promote international investments in its oil and gas resources in order to promote economic growth, provide employment opportunities and generate revenues. This Nabarro briefing looks at the current regulatory framework and the prospects for the future.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Mining

A year in litigation: 2014's most important cases reviewed

In this briefing, Macfarlanes rounds up 2014's key cases and all of the most important developments in litigation and dispute resolution, covering subjects including costs budgeting rules, bribes and secret commission, implied terms of good faith, privilege and injunctions.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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China unveils draft new foreign investment law

As part of China's push to improve the climate for foreign investment, the Ministry of Commerce has published the draft Foreign Investment Law. The changes proposed are substantial and could usher in major change - Linklaters looks at the details and assesses the potential impact of the proposals.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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Optimism becomes reality: the trends behind 2014's M&A revival

A surge in CEO confidence, underpinning a wide range of transformational strategic deals, turned 2014 into the strongest year for transactions since the financial crisis and, as Allen & Overy's latest survey of global M&A trends shows, optimism abounds.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Management Buyins and Buyouts

Directors’ duty of confidentiality and market abuse 'sunset provisions' - M&A update

Macfarlanes rounds up key recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a High Court decision which is set to prompt companies to review the terms of their directors’ service contracts and letters of appointment, and the latest on market abuse 'sunset provisions'.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 December 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Oil and gas transactions in Myanmar: new rules for foreign investors

Myanmar's oil and gas and investment regulatory framework and government practice is currently undergoing rapid change. In this briefing, Nabarro sets out the latest legislation and key reforms that potential investors need to be aware of.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 01 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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A friendly obligation? The English Court upholds an agreement to negotiate

The High Court has recently upheld a (time limited) contractual provision requiring the parties to seek to resolve a dispute by "friendly discussion". If followed, the case will represent a significant change in approach by the courts, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 13 November 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Litigation funders ordered to pay indemnity costs

A High Court decision handed down last week (23 October) has significant implications both for third parties who fund litigation on commercial terms and for defendants who face claims brought with the benefit of such funding. Herbert Smith Freehills takes a closer look at the Excalibur case.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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The Liberian mining law reform and the impact of the Ebola crisis

Despite its small size, Liberia is a resource-rich country with significant deposits of iron ore, gold and diamonds. However, the Ebola outbreak, depressed iron ore prices and pressures on financing for greenfield projects present many challenges for mining operators, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 24 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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