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Oil and gas in Kenya - navigating the law in a fast-rising sector

Exploration interest in Kenya has surged since the country announced its first oil strike discovery by British explorer Tullow Oil two years ago, followed by a number of subsequent finds in the same region. This briefing analyses the legal regime governing the oil and gas sector in Kenya.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

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The unusual case of Ian Hannam - ex-JP Morgan banker market abuse finding upheld

In 2012, the FSA imposed a fine of £450,000 on former JP Morgan banker Ian Hannam in relation to two instances of market abuse. Hannam appealed the decision, but was ultimately unsuccessful, in a case which provides useful clarification of the complex market abuse regime, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 June 2014 | Practice Area: Confidentiality

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Cut adrift? Scottish referendum prompts uncertainty for North Sea oil and gas industry

Almost half of firms in the oil and gas sector (45%) say the Scottish referendum is impacting their plans and investment proposals, up from 38% last spring, according to new research. The industry is facing a number of key challenges amid this uncertainty, as this Bond Dickinson briefing explains.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 June 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Major step in climate change fight - US announces carbon regulations for power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The plan would for the first time establish national limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants, reducing emissions intensity by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 June 2014 | Practice Area: Gas

Green banks - financing tomorrow's clean energy projects across the US

In this briefing, Latham & Watkins partner Michael Gergen and counsel Josh Bledsoe discuss how state green banks across the US can be used to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technology, products and services by leveraging existing public funds.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 03 June 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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Sentencing guidelines for environmental offences - greater scrutiny and bigger fines

The Sentencing Guidelines for Environmental Offences have now been published and will be in use in courts in England and Wales from 1 July this year. They are likely to lead to larger fines for corporate offenders, with fine ranges up to £3m - in this briefing, Eversheds looks at the details.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 30 May 2014 | Practice Area: Mining

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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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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

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

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

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