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In the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Congress required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt a rule requiring transparency and disclosure regarding the use of “conflict minerals” sourced from the Democratic Republic...more
In an unprecedented change in Mexican energy politics, the government has amended its Political Constitution to allow the participation of private capital in its upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas businesses. The...more
Shortly after the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted its conflict minerals disclosure rule in August 2012, a coalition of business interests filed suit to challenge the SEC’s rule as unduly burdensome. That...more
On January 7, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held oral arguments for the lawsuit challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals rule. According to reports on the hearing,...more
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, introduced a reform in August 2013, according to which the Mexican state will give up absolute control over the supply of oil, gas and electricity. The relevant bill changing the...more
On December 12, 2013, Mexico’s Federal Congress passed historic Constitutional reforms opening both the oil and gas and electricity sectors to private investment. Within 96 hours, the required 16 state legislatures...more
In a moment as pivotal as the Battle of San Jacinto, groundbreaking reform in Mexico may bring a Lone Star-sized opportunity to the American maritime industry. On December 20, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed...more
I made an early review of the Mexican Energy Reform. Now it is time to revisit in full. This is part 1 of 3 for a series of posts trying to construe the recently approved Mexican Energy Reform. Despite the political opinions,...more
The energy reform proposed by Mexico’s Peña Nieto administration has been approved by the Mexican Congress and, in rapid succession, by a majority of the Mexican state legislatures. This sweeping, historic reform amends the...more
Energy Reform goes far beyond expectations. The 75-year monopoly by state-owned PEMEX ends, and a competitive wholesale power market is created.
On December 12, 2013, the lower house of the Mexican Congress approved...more
Last week the Mexican Congress approved legislation including Constitutional amendments that were approved by the required number of Mexican states on December 16 that will bring changes to the nation’s energy laws that...more
A constitutional reform approved by Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives will transform the country's energy sector, pending expected approval by the majority of state congresses.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more
Late last month, the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington joined with the Premier of British Columbia to sign a Pacific Coast Climate Action Plan on Climate and Energy (PCAP). Like its ill-fated predecessor, the...more
Ongoing political negotiations suggest that reforms to Mexico’s oil and gas laws will create a legal regime that will allow for concessions and production sharing contracts. As the Mexican Congress still debates proposed...more
This blog previously reported in July 2013 on a lawsuit that Ralls Corporation brought against the President of the United States and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States challenging the President’s order...more
Following two years of litigation, France’s Constitutional Council—the highest court in France — upheld the country’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the 2011 law “conforms to the constitution” and is not...more
As the World focuses on dramatic shifts in government following the dawn of Arab Springs, a dramatic revolutionary change is quietly taking place with our neighbor to the south. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has...more
As described in detail in another article in this Newsletter entitled "Mexican Congress to Consider Constitutional Oil and Gas Reforms: Bold Stride Forward or Half-Step?," the reform of Mexico's energy industry and its...more
On September 18, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that may have significant consequences for oil and ethanol producers all across the globe. In Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, No. 12-15131 (9th Cir. Sep. 18,...more
In what amounts to a sea-change in Mexican energy politics, each of a parliamentary group of Partido Acción Nacional ("PAN") and the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, is sponsoring its own bill to amend the Mexican...more
In This Issue:
- Mexican Congress to Consider Constitutional Oil and Gas Reforms: Bold Stride Forward or Half-Step?
- European Union adds legislative weight to the promotion of transparency in the extractive...more
On August 12, 2013, President Peña Nieto submitted to Congress a bill amending articles 27 and 28 of the Federal Constitution, aiming to reform the oil & gas and power sectors in Mexico (the “Bill”). The Bill is being...more
Many experts believe that Pemex or Petroleos Mexicanos the state owned oil monopoly is the jewel of Mexico. For years it has funnelled billions into state treasury funds for schools, highways, ports and hospitals. Yet, even...more
On July 23, the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge to the conflict minerals rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2012 and published in September 2012. Plaintiffs...more
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