The European Union has recently proposed new accounting and disclosure rules for European listed and other large companies in extractive industries. This article outlines the proposed new rules and the likely impact on international energy, mining and other extractive sector companies.
Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
On 16 April 2013. the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China conditionally approved the $30 billion takeover of Xstrata plc by Glencore International plc. MOFCOM's conditional approval of Glencore's purchase represents the largest merger in mining history.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Merger Control
Baker & McKenzie detail key legal and economic developments in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Significant changes are being made across the region to the rules on investment, import and export, employment and other sectors, providing both opportunities and challenges for businesses in the region.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 16 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, aka ‘fracking', is still in its infancy in the UK and remains a highly controversial subject. In this update, Travers Smith focuses on recent changes to UK policy on fracking, and provides a short overview of the relevant regulatory regimes.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 16 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection recently enacted two new policies directed at certain heavily polluting industries. Baker & McKenzie summarises both policies and suggests actions that operators of heavily polluting industries should consider in order to mitigate compliance risk.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 12 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Eversheds' guide is relevant to any business considering their environmental and compliance obligations, particularly for those who operate across multiple jurisdictions. It provides practical advice on key environmental issues on a country-by-country basis across 33 jurisdictions.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 February 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Staying on top of the broad sweep of developments is a substantial challenge, as is the importance of preparing for the impact of anticipated developments. This extensive preview of 2013 from Herbert Smith Freehills identifies the trends and issues which are expected to be on the legal agenda.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 January 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
The article considers the push by the Chinese to encourage foreign mining companies to invest in Asia, particularly Hong Kong. It looks specifically at the impact of the HKSE's new rules for mineral companies and also discusses the ways in which Chinese companies invest in African natural resources.
Law Firm: Shearman & Sterling | Published: 04 December 2012 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Whilst the opportunities for mining, resources and infrastructure companies in Africa are immense, there are also many obstacles. This report from DLA Piper is intended to provide a high-level snapshot of the mining industry and regulatory framework in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 November 2012 | Practice Area: Mining
The Green Deal is the new Government scheme designed to encourage consumers to retrofit energy efficiency measures to their homes and businesses. Bond Pearce offers a general overview to the scheme, including a look at how the Green Deal is financed, how it works, and when it is being launched.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 31 October 2012 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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