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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

Fashion retail insolvencies, distressed hospitals and an Australian first: global restructuring news

This DLA Piper newsletter looks at key global trends in restructuring, covering a range of subjects including the risks to be aware of when purchasing an insolvent fashion retail business and its assets, and the unique restructuring of Australia-listed nickel mining company Mirabela Nickel.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 October 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Canada's LNG projects revolution - the prospects for investment

In this Q&A interview, partners from Latham & Watkins and Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault discuss what they expect the future of the Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to look like, as well as some of the regulatory and environmental hurdles new LNG projects may face in Canada.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 24 September 2014 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

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English court upholds obligation to hold 'friendly discussions' before arbitration

In a recent case, the English Commercial Court has upheld the enforceability of a clause requiring the parties to seek to resolve a dispute by 'friendly discussions' prior to arbitration - a decision in line with a trend towards the enforceability of good faith obligations under English law.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 September 2014 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Using British Virgin Islands companies for international listings

The British Virgin Islands' (BVI) corporate statute is ideally suited for international listings, and BVI companies have been used widely for listings on international stock exchanges in New York, London and further afield. Harneys looks at some key features of company law legislation in the BVI.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 10 September 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

An outlook of change, uncertainty and tough decisions for renewable energy

The regulation of UK renewable energy has undergone significant transformation over the past decade, in a push to help the UK reach its 2020 targets. Achieving this target will depend on support from government subsidies and effective implementation of supportive regulations, as Nabarro explains.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 08 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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The key trends powering a surge in global energy deals

Capital markets and M&A activity in the energy industry remains robust, with all categories showing significant improvement over comparable periods in 2013. In this briefing, Latham sets out some trends that bode well for continued activity in the oil and gas space for the foreseeable future.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 04 September 2014 | Practice Area: Renewables

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