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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

Renewable energy in Africa: costs, risks and prospects for investment

This Linklaters report presents analysis that shows that economic development in Africa and the deployment of renewable energy technology are becoming increasingly synergistic, driven by the falling costs of renewable energy.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 12 February 2016 | Practice Area: Venture Capital

Top 10 things to know about the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement

Iran has met nuclear-related commitments that will clear the way for an easing of sanctions by the UN, the EU and the US. This Latham briefing summarises 10 key points concerning the impact of this historic development on global business and finance.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 January 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Environmental damage: High Court considers what this really means

For the first time, the High Court has considered in detail the scope of the concept of "environmental damage" under the Environmental Liability Directive 2004 and the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009. This Nabarro briefing looks at the facts of the case.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 13 January 2016 | Practice Area: Pollution of air, land and water

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Transparency, third-party funding and the TPP: the latest international arbitration news

This Latham & Watkins newsletter highlights important news, legal issues and developments in international arbitration, including a look at a case which gives some indication as to the future of transparency in investor-state dispute settlement and how to manage the associated costs.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 January 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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The Paris climate change agreement: impressions from the negotiating table – and 10 key points on what's next

The Paris Agreement, an historic achievement in tackling climate change, provides a broad framework for reducing global warming through international cooperation. Lawyers from DLA Piper played an active role in the negotiations - this briefing summarises the key provisions of the agreement.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 December 2015 | Practice Area: Sustainable

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Directors' duties and the 'proper purpose' rule: Supreme Court case raises questions

In Eclairs Group v JKX Oil & Gas, the UK Supreme Court reviewed the law relating to directors’ duties, and in particular in connection with the so-called ‘proper purpose’ rule in relation to exercise by the directors of their powers. This Harneys brief looks at the implications of the case.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 16 December 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Rating: 4 people found this useful

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