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26 ArticlesAfrica

by: Carol Wood and Kathryn Marietta

Attracting more than 130 attendees from all over the country, King & Spalding’s first Energy Forum for 2017 held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston tackled one of the most important issues facing the industry: Decommissioning and abandonment of oil and gas assets in upstream operations.Read more

by: Mehdi Haroun and Nora Djeraba

Morocco is turning to LNG as it looks to further diversify its energy mix. This article explores the origin of Morocco’s national development plan for LNG in 2014, the main steps and intended schedule of this plan, and potential challenges.Read more

by: Philip Weems

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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

by: Alex Blomfield, Nora Djeraba and Tolani Oyesanya

The Paris Agreement on climate change potentially has significant implications for Africa. This article explores these implications and particularly as they may relate to the energy sector.Read more

by: Tim Burbury

In recent years Kuwait and Dubai have replaced and introduced new public private partnership laws directed at the development of essential infrastructure assets and services. This article explores key concepts in these laws, including their similarities and differences.Read more

by: Ruxandra Lazar

“Gabon remains unexplored” is the conclusion of the Société Equatoriale des Mines (“SEM”), a wholly-owned State company created in 2011 to facilitate the development of the country’s natural... 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: Kathryn Marietta

A properly drafted Preliminary Agreement can provide a useful framework for structuring and negotiating a transaction. However, if not carefully drafted, a Preliminary Agreement can created unintended rights and obligations. Read more

by: Tim Burbury, Kevin Futch and Usman Ahmad

The nature of solar power projects requires that conventional power sale agreements be appropriately tailored for this this sector. This article addresses three key concepts that warrant consideration when drafting such agreements for large scale solar projects.Read more