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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

China to Promote Green Finance at G20

As this years’ G20 Summit destination, China is maximising its role as the host nation to not only highlight its position as an economic superpower, but also to push for continued commitment to climate change and showcase its market-leading role in green finance.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 05 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

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China continues to lead global investment in solar and wind projects but curtailment remains an issue

According to a recent report released by Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy backing in the first half of 2016 totalled US$116.4 billion. China was the largest investor, financing US$15.3 billion worth of solar and wind projects and accounting for nearly 30% of the world’s total solar and wind...view abstract

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

In Africa, knowledge is power: key trends in private equity, energy and infrastructure

In this briefing, Bowmans discusses key trends in some of Africa's most important business sectors. Subjects covered include deal opportunities in private equity, the key factors behind successful infrastructure projects, and the regulatory challenges for the oil and gas sector.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 01 September 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Managing environment risk in trade agreements post-Brexit: what can we expect?

The UK’s vote to leave the EU is set to impact its participation in EU trade deals and free trade access. One of the most contentious agreements in negotiation is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); this briefing looks at the environmental challenges associated with the TTIP...view abstract

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Environment

A case of winning the battle and losing the war: Yukos v Russia

This April, the Hague District Court set aside the $50bn damages award issued against Russia in 2014 in the dispute over oil giant Yukos. This briefing looks at whether arbitral awards that have been set aside at the seat of the arbitration can, and should, be recognised and enforced elsewhere.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 08 June 2016 | Practice Area: Oil

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End of shelf life: a guide to the legal issues around decommissioning oil and gas platforms

This briefing flags the principal legal issues that players in the oil and gas industry should consider when planning to decommission their infrastructure, when contracting with companies to implement the plan, and when limiting their exposure to relevant costs.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 03 June 2016 | Practice Area: Energy

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The $50bn question: assessing the impact of the latest ruling in the high-stakes Yukos dispute

This April saw another dramatic turn in the high-stakes Yukos dispute, when the Hague District Court quashed the record breaking $50bn tribunal award against Russia. This briefing analyses the impact of the decision on the shareholders’ case, and on investment treaty arbitration in general.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 31 May 2016 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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The outlook for oil and gas: trends and views on investment in the UK Continental Shelf

This report, the 24th Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey, examines trends and views on research & development and oil and gas investment in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, as well as providing key trend data concerning actaivity levels, confidence and employment.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 25 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Using directors’ powers for their proper purposes

One of the more subtle aspects of a director’s duties is the obligation to use his powers only for the purpose for which they were granted. This was codified in the Companies Act 2006. In December the Supreme Court gave a reminder of this duty, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 19 February 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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