Energy and Utilities
The CJEU has provided some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts - confirming its broad scope and limiting the effect of unilateral variation clauses. The case has important implications for any business supplying consumers in the EU.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The latest Legal Week Benchmarker study, in association with Norton Rose Fulbright, takes a look at global trends in energy. The report, with its focus on international trends, aims to provide clear data to help inform the manifold debates in this very important year for the energy industry.
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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
The English High Court has ordered the French defendants to a competition damages claim brought by National Grid Electricity Plc to disclose documents, despite the French defendants maintaining that production would put them at risk of criminal prosecution under a French blocking statute.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 01 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
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
If commentators are to be believed, 2013 will see the long-awaited revival of global M&A transactions. Yet the first quarter tells a very different story. Having reviewed each region and sector in depth, Allen & Overy detail their key observations about the current state of the global M&A market.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 April 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
The 2013 edition of the European Energy Handbook gives an in-depth survey of current issues in the energy sector in 41 European jurisdictions. It includes summaries of industry structures, legal and regulatory frameworks and explores the key issues in each jurisdiction.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 February 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
While details of US greenhouse gas policy emerging in the coming months are not yet known, it is clear that the Obama Administration intends to take significant actions to reduce emissions across the country. Baker & McKenzie offer an overview of recent and anticipated federal regulatory activity.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 22 February 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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