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by: Nina Howell

In March 2017 the UK Government published a Discussion Paper highlighting the fiscal issues preventing the transfer of late-life oil and gas assets on the UKCS, and soliciting feedback from industry stakeholders. The Discussion Paper is part of the UK Government’s strategy to maximise economic recovery from older fields in the UK North Sea. Tags/Keywords – these are topical buzz- or key-words that correspond with article post (separate tags with Read more

by: King & Spalding

Gas is a key source of energy supply to Europe, and plays a fundamental role in Europe’s energy supply mix. Europe is a net importer of gas, which enters Europe in one of two ways: as natural gas which is transported via pipeline, or as liquefied natural gas (LNG) which is regasified in an LNG import (or regasification) terminal. This report provides an overview of the large-scale LNG import terminals in Europe today – existing, under construction and planned – and the services provided at Europe’s existing LNG import terminals.Read more

by: Nina Howell and Jessica Trevellick

The English Courts recently confirmed the meaning of the phrase “commencement of drilling” in an oil and gas asset transaction to mean the penetration of the seabed with the drill, and not other preparatory activities. Read more

by: Rory Connor and Kenneth Culotta

Project financing is a challenge for nuclear projects. This article explores issues of construction risk, debt repayment from future revenues, and how small module reactors may help alleviate some of these issues. Read more

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: Alex Blomfield and Jessica Trevellick

The recent English decision in J Murphy & Sons v Beckton Energy Ltd provides a cautionary tale of the potential unintended consequences of amending FIDIC provisions in a construction contract. This casenote explores the law of liquidated damages in construction disputes under English law.Read more

by: Kevin Conway, Thomas Pygall and Trinh Chubbock

This article explores significant oil and gas tax and related breaks contained in the UK government’s Budget 2016 and their potential impact on the oil and gas industry.Read more

by: Nina Howell and Trinh Chubbock

This article focuses on the role of natural gas and LNG in the EU and summarises the European Commission’s proposal on the EU strategy for LNG.Read more

by: Yumi Ahn and Alex Blomfield

The Privy Council’s recent judgment in NH International (Caribbean) Limited v National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (Trinidad and Tobago) provides a rare example of a common law court interpreting specific clauses in a FIDIC construction contract and addressing issues of termination and rights to counter-claim or set-off. Read more

by: Mehdi Haroun and Ruxandra Lazar

On 8 January 2016 France enacted a new decree intended to facilitate offshore wind projects. Specifically, the decree addresses the process for legal challenges against authorizations and extends the maximum duration of the concessions.Read more