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“For distressed exploration and production (E&P) companies and their lenders, there can be many significant legal issues associated with restructuring,” according to Latham & Watkins partner Mitchell Seider.
Seider is a...more
Why is change of control an issue?
In addition to contractual provisions amongst joint venture parties, change-of-control restrictions are often also included in a country’s petroleum laws....more
Earlier today the UK government delivered its last budget before the UK general election in May. Many of the measures were, as one might expect so close to an election, focused on personal rather than corporate taxation....more
Before the Budget was announced, there was natural apprehension that, given the impending general election, the Chancellor would pander to the electorate and sail off course from this Government’s carefully navigated path...more
IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%. Total U.S. IPO proceeds...more
In recent years, African stars have soared. Governments, investors, and citizens have driven – and benefited from – booms in banking, construction, retail, and telecommunications. All along, of course, African states have...more
Statement builds on economic stability, with a focus on certainty for business.
On 5 December, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne released the 2013 Autumn Statement with measures designed to increase...more
Master Limited Partnerships are publicly traded partnerships. As of 2010, the market capitalization of MLPs was $220 billion. These publicly traded partnerships invest primarily in energy and associated...more
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was a public-private partnership (PPP) model introduced by the United Kingdom government back in 1992 as a tool to engage the private sector to design, construct, finance and operate...more
What do solar energy, venture capital, and Florida banks have in common? They all made New Miami headlines this past week....more
Although the nature and function of petrochemical processes and products is often a very unfamiliar subject to the average person working outside the chemicals industry, petrochemicals and the end–products that they make...more
On July 31, 2013, the Senate Finance Subcommittee Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure held a hearing on the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 765). The bill would extend the master limited partnership (MLP)...more
Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to provide a summary of selected new Maine laws enacted during the 126th Maine Legislature’s 1st Regular Session, as well as legislation carried over to next year’s 2nd Regular Session. Laws and...more
In this issue of the Corporate Communicator, we are providing a short update concerning two recent reporting and governance matters affecting public companies. The first item is developments relating to a proposal by the...more
In contrast to joint venture issues relating to upstream oil and gas development, the topic of shareholders' agreements for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) liquefaction projects has not been covered to a similar extent in...more
In this white paper:
- Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more
Over the last several years, a confluence of political and market developments have made capital for renewable energy projects harder to come by, which has affected the ability of unregulated affiliates of public utilities...more
The CFTC's Dodd-Frank swap reporting and recordkeeping requirements become mandatory on April 10, 2013, for all persons and companies engaging in swaps. These requirements include the agency's swap data reporting and...more
After much contention,Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and President Obama signed the legislation on January 2, 2013. The Act avoids automatic sunset provisions that were scheduled to take effect...more
On October 9, 2012, the President signed a new executive order (“Executive Order”) implementing certain provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (now referred to as the TRA). The TRA expanded...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) recently issued an order directing J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation (“JP Morgan”) to show cause why it should not be found to have violated FERC’s Market Behavior...more
On October 1, 2012, the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) published a Notice to Issuers providing guidance in respect of procedures relating to stock symbol reservations. Effective October 1, 2012 (the “Effective Date”),...more
On 18 September, 2012, the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (the "Committee") voted in favour of proposed EU legislation to impose disclosure obligations aimed at deterring corruption by...more
On September 13, 2012, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit research group that tracks and analyzes the effect of money in U.S. politics, unveiled a new feature on its website that provides...more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
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