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Challenging the SFO’s discretion to investigate

In a first of its kind case, Soma Oil And Gas sought to require the Serious Fraud Office to cease its long-running investigation into potential bribery and corruption offences.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 06 December 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Renewable energy and the risk for the insurance market

The UK renewable energy market has been challenged by recent cuts to government subsidies, and may be challenged further because of any changes in legislation and subsidies as a result of Brexit.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 05 December 2016 | Practice Area: Renewables

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Autumn Statement – Greening public finance

The Autumn Statement highlighted sustainability of public finance as key to securing a strong and stable economy for the UK.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 December 2016 | Practice Area: Projects

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Iran monthly update

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future interest.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 December 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Public private partnerships across the Gulf Cooperation Council

This report takes a high-level look at each of the GCC counties, considers the progress they have made to date in developing a PPP market, and explores how they might progress in 2017.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 November 2016 | Practice Area: Projects

The South African labour market in 2016

The challenges facing South Africa's labour market in 2016 have been evident in a number of recent judgments and in a variety of ongoing processes of engagement between social partners.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 22 November 2016 | Practice Area: Employment

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Positive legislative developments afoot for South Africa’s oil and gas industry

Representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources have briefed the National Council of Provinces on significant developments relating to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15 of 2013. Here’s what’s new.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 16 November 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Saudi Electricity Company releases RfP for two solar projects

Against a backdrop of persistently soft oil prices, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pivoting away from the direct procurement of generation capacity and re-invigorating the privately-financed IPP model.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 November 2016 | Practice Area: Projects

Phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies: Will G20 leaders agree on deadline?

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016, the G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to rationalise and phase-out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. Expectations are growing that a time limit for ending fossil fuel subsidies will be agreed at the 2017 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 November 2016 | Practice Area: Energy

Letters of credit: when not to pay

A recent case has explored when a bank will be relieved of its duty to make payment under a letter of credit in a situation where the payment terms of the underlying contract are subject to a dispute under foreign law proceedings.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 November 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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