International Trade

King & Spalding’s International Trade Group handles a wide range of international trade and customs matters for U.S. and non-U.S. energy clients. The group’s lawyers and consultants, including former government officials and former WTO officials, provide an array of services designed to optimize our energy clients’ ability to engage in the cost-efficient and timely exchange of goods and services across borders, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

20 ArticlesInternational Trade

by: Jules Quinn

The UK electorate has now voted in favour of the UK leaving the European Union.  The impact on the energy market may be significant given the economic uncertainty and impact on the regulatory environment. ... Read more

by: Andrew Metcalf and Leroy Levy

Introduction Islamic finance refers to practices used by those who wish to invest and arrange their finances in compliance with Shari’ah, or Islamic, law. Probably the most well-known feature of Islamic... Read more

by: Charles Julien

Recent reports of the influence of major oil and gas companies on the European Commission’s position on energy in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) negotiations —... Read more

by: Christine Savage, Jane Cohen, Jeffrey Telep, Mark Wasden and Shannon Doyle Barna

The recent nuclear deal with Iran establishes a framework for easing sanctions over time. However, the deal contemplates a deliberate process whereby U.S. sanctions would be lifted over time allowing U.S. companies to re-engage with Iran.Read more

by: Alex Blomfield and Ivan Davydov

The BRICS countries have recently established the New Development Bank in the hope of funding energy and infrastructure development in emerging markets.Read more

by: Monica Hwang and Vera De Brito de Gyarfas

The implementation of U.S. LNG export projects creates new opportunities for Latin American LNG buyers.Read more

by: Clinton Long

By announcing that processed lease condensate is not considered “crude oil,” the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry of Security narrowed the scope of the U.S. crude oil export ban and opened the door for increased U.S. oil exports.Read more

by: Elizabeth Owerbach, Jane Cohen, Jennifer Josefson and Raymond Witt

Iran had planned to announce a new model petroleum contract intended to encourage foreign investment in its energy sector, but uncertainty relating to the sanctions negotiations continues to create uncertainty regarding the release of the new model contract.Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry

The Petroleum Economist Awards were adjudicated by a panel of independent experts drawn from across the international energy industry and included: Abdullah Salem El Badri, Secretary General, OPEC; Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, KT; Torstein Indrebø, Secretary General, International Gas Union; and Lord John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive, BP. Read more

by: Clinton Long, Christine Savage, Iain MacVay, Jane Cohen, Mark Wasden, Sajid Ahmed and Shannon Doyle Barna

In response to the continuing conflict in Ukraine, the United States and European Union have targeted Russia’s energy sector with a variety of sanctions.Read more