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The United States agreed to suspend certain sanctions against Iran over the weekend as part of an agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement, which provides for a six-month first step towards a...more
The South Australian parliament yesterday passed amendments to the National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Gas Law (NGL) to give effect to the policy position of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) in...more
On November 15, 2013, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez testified on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the topic of antitrust oversight and enforcement. Ramirez...more
The trustee in bankruptcy for Energy Conversion Devices, parent of United Solar of Greenville, is suing three Chinese solar panel companies. The allegations filed in Federal District Court in Detroit against Trina Solar Ltd,...more
On 15 October 2013, the recently elected Federal Government released a Consultation Paper and exposure draft legislation to repeal the carbon pricing mechanism, otherwise known as the Carbon Tax.
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more
It’s easy to wag a finger at companies incurring costly violations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), to date this year.
They stand accused of bribing, defrauding, and other actions you don’t like to see...more
A settlement between the European Union (EU) and the Chinese government on the import of photovoltaic solar cells to the EU became effective on August 6, 2013. The settlement resolves a US $27 billion dumping and subsidy...more
A recent article in the Antitrust Law Journal, “A Survey of Evidence Leading to Second Requests at the FTC,” by Darren S. Tucker, an attorney advisor to a FTC Commissioner who reviewed non-public information on the decisions...more
Mining projects require rail and port access to get the resource from the mine to the export market. Owners and users alike are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the supply chain...more
In this issue:
- SEC Adopts and Proposes New Rules, Including Easing the Prohibition on General Solicitation
- District Court Vacates SEC’s Resource Extraction Issuer Rule
- SEC Announces Three New...more
Joint venture structures are frequently used to undertake large resources projects. A joint venture may be used to both develop a project and sell the output from a project.
Such joint ventures...more
In a recent ruling involving a joint purchase agreement, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that an agreement between competitors in the oil and gas industry to exclusively use one supplier over another did not constitute an...more
On June 6, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an Order conditionally accepting the New York Independent System Operator, Inc.’s (“NYISO”) proposal to implement buyer-side and supplier-side market...more
On June 19, 2013, Bill S-14: The Fighting Foreign Corruption Act, received Royal Assent, thereby bringing into force the most significant changes to Canada’s anti-corruption legislation, the Corruption of Foreign Public...more
Users of open access supply chains frequently seek to collectively negotiate various arrangements between themselves and with the supply chain operator. These negotiations and subsequent agreements often...more
On June 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it would hear appeals in two matters from Quebec (Imperial Oil v Simon Jacques and Couche-Tard Inc v Simon Jacques) that may determine whether and to what extent wire...more
On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more
We commented in a previous alert that the European Commission had launched an investigation into "dumping" of solar panels in the European market by Chinese companies. Yesterday (4 June 2013) it was announced that the...more
Recent developments in Canadian anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and export control laws are having a significant impact on the due diligence that should be conducted on potential targets in the context of mergers and...more
Effective May 29, 2013, Canada significantly expanded its existing economic sanctions measures against Iran by implementing a general ban on supplying or sourcing goods to or from Iran and a prohibition on making any...more
At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66 percent of Xstrata that it does not already own. But not before agreeing to...more
I. Introduction -
Take-or-pay provisions are now fairly common in long-term offtake and supply agreements in the energy sector, a notable example being gas supply agreements.
In essence, take-or-pay provisions...more
The European Commission (“Commission”) has approved without conditions Rosneft’s US$ 54.8 billion acquisition of TNK-BP. The Commission’s 8 March approval came two months after the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”)...more