Patricia Hammes

Patricia Hammes

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Guinea: New Hydrocarbons Code

The Guinean State Minister of Mines and Geology, Kerfalla Yansané, recently announced a possible launch of a bidding round in 2015 for offshore oil blocks in Guinea under the new hydrocarbons code (the “New Code”). Following...more

4/22/2015 - Energy Projects Hydrocarbons Offshore Drilling Oil & Gas

States Take More Active Role in Surface Transportation Funding

Fiscal constraints on state budgets coupled with continued uncertainty with respect to future levels of federal surface transportation funding have led states to diversify the funding sources for their transportation...more

3/12/2015 - Federal Funding Financing Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships (P3s) State Funding Surface Transportation

Ivory Coast Mining Code Update: Adoption of the Implementing Legislation

As highlighted in our client alert of March 7, 2014, the Ivorian Parliament approved a new mining code (the “New Mining Code”) on March 5 which aimed at modernizing the mining sector and increasing its...more

9/4/2014 - Mining New Legislation

Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization: A Temporary Detour

Facing the imminent bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund (the “HTF”) and the specter of delays and reductions in payments from the HTF to the States, the US Congress last week passed the Highway and Transportation...more

8/5/2014 - Federal Funding Funding Highway Trust Fund Legislative Agendas New Legislation Surface Transportation TIFIA

Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization: The Road Ahead

With the expiry looming of the current federal authorization for US surface transportation funding, the Obama Administration recently submitted a bill to Congress (the “Grow America” Act) proposing a four-year reauthorization...more

5/13/2014 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Environmental Assessments GROW AMERICA Act Highways Legislative Committees MAP-21 Obama Administration Proposed Legislation Public Financing Surface Transportation

Ivory Coast: New Mining Code

A new mining code (the “New Mining Code”) was voted by the Ivorian Parliament on March 5. Current mining titles will be valid for their remaining term but their renewals will be subject to the provisions of the New Mining...more

3/10/2014 - Mining Natural Resources

Client Alert: Obama Unveils New Climate Plan

President Obama detailed a number of goals he intends to pursue administratively aimed at combating greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy....more

6/27/2013 - Barack Obama Carbon Capture and Sequestration Climate Change DOD EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Loans Renewable Energy

Client Alert: Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act Reintroduced in US Senate and House

On April 24, 2013, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), and Senate co-sponsors Jerry Moran (R-KS), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) re-introduced legislation that would modify the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) to...more

5/2/2013 - Clean Energy Corporate Taxes Master Limited Partnerships Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel

Client Alert: Impact of Sequestration on 1603 Cash Grants

On March 1, 2013, President Obama signed the sequestration order (“Sequestration”), reducing the budgetary resources for each non-exempt Federal budget account by an amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget...more

3/12/2013 - 1603 Grants American Taxpayer Relief Act Obama Administration OMB Sequestration

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