Hydropower Concessions – Long Awaited Reform

by: Ruxandra Lazar

France is in the midst of altering the manner in which concessions are renewed in the hydroelectric sector.

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by: S. Shawn Stephens

A Texas court of appeals held that an energy company did not waive the attorney/client privilege through the offensive use doctrine when it filed a lawsuit against the purchasers of properties for their failures to provide the company with . . . Read more

by: Rachel Tennis, Lynn Kerr McKay, Stephen McCullers and James Vines

Under a D.C. Circuit court order, EPA must propose new financial assurance requirements for the hard-rock mining industry—and identify industries next up for regulation—by December 1, 2016. There are a number of key issues that industry should consider when reviewing EPA’s forthcoming proposal.Read more

by: Benjamin Pollock and Jeremiah Anderson

Disputes often arise during the course of a construction project. The proper handling of these “in project” disputes is critical to advancing the project towards completion, preserving rights, and resolving these disputes.Read more

by: Neil Levy, David Tewksbury, Bruce Richardson and Kelsey Desloover

Two federal district courts hold that entities targeted by FERC enforcement actions who seek de novo review under the Federal Power Act are entitled to procedural due process rights of an ordinary civil action governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.Read more

by: Jennifer Josefson, Maya Melnikas, Alexandra Rotar, Christine Savage and Jeffrey Telep

U.S. led sanctions continue to pose an issue for companies looking to invest in Russia. This article explores the extension of sanctions and their potential impacts. Read more

by: Ilan Kotas and William Charnley

Parties routinely agree for the application of English law in energy related contracts. English common law remains unchanged after the UK Brexit vote and a reliable option for parties to resolve disputes.Read more

by: Edward Ripley

The rejection of midstream contracts in energy bankruptcy cases continues to be a significant issue. This article explores how parties have most recently litigated the issue in different matters.Read more

by: Tim Burbury

District energy projects are on the rise across the world. This article explores ten best practices related to the tendering of these projects. Read more

by: Rupert Lewi

The decline in commodity prices has resulted in many distressed resource and energy companies selling assets. Purchasers should be mindful of the unique risks in acquiring assets from these distressed sellers and take appropriate actions to mitigate these risks.Read more

by: Tim Burbury, Nabil Issa and Usman Ahmad

Islamic financing for renewable energy projects is expected to grow in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This article discusses certain key aspects of Islamic financing and how they may relate to the financing of large renewable energy projects.Read more