Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
How to Conduct Routine Internal Investigations
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Goldman Sachs' Conflicts at Center of Kinder-El Paso Deal
Is Fracking Safe?
As a follow-on to our client alerts “México Projects: Get Ready, Get Set . . .” and “México Projects Part II: Off to the Races!,” this alert summarizes one of the next steps of the Constitutional reforms opening both the oil...more
Recent announcements of key projects in the Dominican power sector and actions taken by the government signal that this sector is finally taking meaningful steps aimed at resolving the structural problems that affect it,...more
On March 21, 2014 Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) submitted its "round zero" proposal to the Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Mexico's department of energy. Although the details of the proposal are not yet public, SENER has...more
Latham & Watkins partners Glen Ireland, Chair of the firm’s Mining & Metals Industry Group, and Clement Fondufe, Chair of the Africa Practice, look at the challenges facing foreign-owned mining companies and discuss how...more
Finalization of Mexico’s energy reforms is accelerating and specific foreign investment opportunities are emerging, but detailed “Secondary Legislation” will likely be delayed to late April or a special congressional session...more
In This Issue:
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Electric Power/Renewables
- Excerpt from Banking:
On 5 December 2013 the Bank of Russia issued Instruction No. 147-I “On the Procedure for...more
In response to Russia's actions relating to Crimea, the United States and the European Union have expanded their lists of sanctioned parties and their legal bases for broader sanctions. These sanctions are beginning to...more
The United States has blocked the assets of a number of senior Russian officials considered to be part of President Putin's inner circle as well as the assets of one Russian bank owned by targeted officials. U.S. companies...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Vietnam?
As with many other countries, an important factor in Vietnam driving the increased use of renewable energy is a heightened sense...more
This document describes the caps and foreign investment regulation for diverse activities and industries under Mexican Law, as updated with the recent reforms of telecom, energy and finance sectors.
Please see full...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Malaysia?
At the current rate of production, Malaysia’s oil and gas reserves are expected to last until 2025 and 2042 respectively, if...more
On February 27, 2014, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, to improve access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, through a comprehensive U.S. government approach to electricity...more
I've resolved this year to blog about every numbered decision of the Business Court, as opposed to past years, where my lack of enthusiasm about the more boring decisions has left me writing about less than 100% of the...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia?
Energy is a critical factor needed for the development of economic activity and national defense.
- Ensuring domestic...more
Designed to reduce funding sources for those perpetrating human rights abuses and engaging in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") and adjoining countries, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Hong Kong?
Growing Energy Consumption and Lack of Indigenous Energy Resources -
Hong Kong has a population of about 7 million and is...more
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
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is facing a new wave of legal challenges related to the financing of natural resource projects outside of the US, and which threaten to de-rail one of Western...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in China?
Government mandates, dwindling fossil fuel reserves, the need to increase energy security, climate change, and the desire to create...more
Mexico has recently adopted amendments to the Mexican Constitution that will profoundly change all aspects of the electric power sector in Mexico. Among other things, those amendments reduce the role of the State in the power...more
As part of the recently negotiated interim agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”) to temporarily suspend certain aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, the United States and other countries have agreed temporarily...more
Earlier this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had met its initial obligations under the Joint Plan of Action (Joint Plan) with the “P5+1” (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia,...more
The Parliament of Kazakhstan is considering a draft Law “On the ‘Innovative Technologies Park’ Innovation-Oriented Cluster” (the “Draft Law”) which may oblige subsoil users to finance the Fund managing the Innovative...more
Relief is very limited and alleviates threat of sanctions regarding transactions by non-U.S. or foreign persons.
On January 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published...more
U.S. sanctions involving Iran have been a forefront topic recently, with some continuing confusion as to the current state of the sanctions' provisions for most U.S. businesses. On January 20, 2014, the P5 + 1 Agreement (or...more
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