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Blockchain – A new era for the energy market?

In the energy sector, blockchain technology can be used to provide an automated transaction model with no or limited third-party intermediaries.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

How directors can use sustainability to drive value

As investors focus on environmental, social and governance issues, boards that lead in these areas may reap significant benefits.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

California Supreme Court: Government communications on private accounts are public

The recent decision points to the original intent of the California Public Records Act in the evolving debate over government transparency.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Reducing ozone regulation costs under the new US administration

New administration offers opportunity for engagement on attainment status and to reduce potential compliance costs of 2015 ozone standards.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

“Final warning” on air pollution from the European Commission

On 15 February 2017, the European Commission sent final warnings to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom for failing to comply with the air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 March 2017 | Practice Area: Pollution of air, land and water

Re-evaluating the clean water rule: A long road ahead

This briefing reviews a Presidential executive order related to the Waters of the United States or "WOTUS" rule.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

US tax reform: Strategies for executing transactions in the face of uncertainty

Tax reform plans would fundamentally alter the landscape for key business decisions, impacting a business’ legal, finance, corporate development and other divisions, as well as tax groups.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 03 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

The legal landscape for drones in the UAE

This post explores the applicable federal and emirate-specific regulations, as well as the various concerns surrounding the use of drones.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 March 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

UK decision highlights potential privilege problems in cross-border investigations

Seven steps companies can take to maximize privilege protections under US and English law.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 February 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Wind power overtakes coal in Europe

The EU is clearly seeking to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuel plants with new forms of renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

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