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Digging into the issues - a global perspective on the mining sector

While mining is as varied and diverse as the geographies from which it springs, there are some themes that are common to all jurisdictions. This DLA Piper newsletter aims to provide a global perspective on the sector, covering issues including investment, IP rights and coal trading in China.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 May 2014 | Practice Area: Patents

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Doing business in Kazakhstan - a 2014 guide

This guide has been put together for organisations operating in or considering investment in Kazakhstan, the second largest republic of the former Soviet Union and the ninth largest country in the world by area. It offers an overview of the key aspects of the legal system and business regulation.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 22 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Climate for change - EU revises conditions for compatible state aid in energy sector

On 9 April, the European Commission revised its 2008 guidelines describing the conditions under which EU member states may grant aid to activities that contribute to environmental protection, marking a new era for EU state aid rules in the energy sector. Latham & Watkins looks at the implications.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 April 2014 | Practice Area: Electricity

Fracking - key US developments and frequently asked questions

Hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', continues to attract much attention and controversy. In this briefing, a panel of senior US Latham lawyers answer questions on recent developments, covering subjects such as regulation, liability for environmental harm and the penalties for violations of US laws.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

International arbitration - why a choice of law should never be arbitrary

The legal framework governing international arbitration is complex, and different laws may apply to its various elements. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the different laws governing the various aspects of international arbitration, including a recent relevant Commercial Court case.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 April 2014 | Practice Area: Conflict of laws

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Can a so-called 'legal block' stop the UK shale gas play in its tracks?

Last year Greenpeace launched a campaign to challenge the fracking industry, citing English law that states a person's ownership of land on the surface also extends to the land beneath. Could the refusal of landowners to give permission for drilling beneath their land frustrate the UK shale play?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Renewables

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Australia private equity - an overview of 2013 and the outlook for the year ahead

2013 was a mixed year for Australian private equity. Rising equity markets stimulated a strong exit market in H2, but the environment continued to be challenging for sponsors and local managers. Linklaters alliance firm Allens reports on 2013's key trends and sizes up the outlook for 2014.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

IPOs using Jersey companies - why the offshore jurisdiction is proving popular

Increasingly, Jersey companies are being used as listing vehicles to effect listings on major world markets, including New York, Hong Kong and London. In this briefing, Carey Olsen explains why Jersey is proving popular as the place of incorporation of companies looking to list their shares.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Getting to the core - key issues impacting the mining and minerals sector

This DLA newsletter tackles a number of pertinent subjects in the mining and minerals sector, with articles on human rights, data protection, the ability to remove squatters and the crackdown on bribery and corruption, as well as mandatory carbon reporting requirements and employment tax issues.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 February 2014 | Practice Area: Gas

Reporting change - key messages for company secretaries and GCs ahead of an AGM

This Linklaters article briefly summarises key developments of interest to company secretaries and general counsel preparing for the 2014 annual general meeting of a UK-listed company. Subjects covered include company reporting, directors' remuneration, and documents and procedures.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 20 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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