by: James Bowe, Lauren Donoghue and Michael Andrews

House and Senate leaders are expected to conference and attempt to reach to reach a compromise on their respective energy bills. This could result in the first comprehensive energy bill in nine years, and one that includes key LNG provisions.Read more

by: Andrew Stakelum, Anisha Sud, Carol Wood and Tracie Renfroe

Remediation standards in domestic and international oilfield disputes are often hotly disputed issues. This article previously published in Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs addresses the significance of remediation standards and how various jurisdictions and arbitration tribunals have considered the issue.Read more

by: Leroy Levy

Considering the complexity involved in developing a national PPP program, it is generally accepted that governments do not typically have the internal skill sets required to plan, implement and regulate such programs. The required skills include developing public policy, identifying appropriate projects, commercial and financial structuring , running the procurement process, negotiating contracts and overseeing the private sector’s implementation of each PPP project. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 has been received with much praise from the international commercial community. However, without a strong capacity building program involving the establishment of strong PPP institutions, a robust regulatory regime, clear PPP procurement procedures and well trained government personnel, implementation will prove to be challenging.Read more

by: Alex Blomfield

Project developers, export credit agencies and other stakeholders in energy and infrastructure projects that benefit from export credit finance will need to be aware of, and factor into their project planning,... 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: Claudia Hrvatin, James Bowe, Michael Andrews and Thomas Spulak

The Senate recently passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, a bipartisan, broad based energy bill focusing on all forms of energy production and policies. The LNG industry, in particular, stands to benefit from key provisions in the bill.Read more

by: Brandt Leibe, John Richter and William McClintock

State attorneys general have recently announced investigations into energy companies’ securities disclosures about the risks climate change poses to their businesses. These investigations are a striking reminder of the increasingly aggressive role that state AGs play in the government investigations arena.Read more

by: Michael Yates and Robert Garner

Developers of offshore projects should understand how OSCLA might affect the parties’ choice of law provisions. This article presents a summary of the factors one should consider when determining what choice of law will apply to offshore service contracts as well as the potential commercial impacts of OCLSA jurisdiction.Read more

by: Edward Ripley, Mark Wege, Sarah Borders and Thaddeus Wilson

In a case of first impression, the Sabine Oil & Gas bankruptcy court held that a midstream gathering agreement could be rejected by a debtor as an executory agreement. This article explores the decision and its potential impact on the oil and gas industry. Read more

by: Kate Hill

The International Court of Justice is currently considering a maritime boundary dispute between Somalia and Kenya, which may have important repercussions for offshore oil and gas development in East Africa. Read more