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Update on Petrobas Scandal – Recent Arrests of Construction Company Executives

The sprawling Petrobas corruption scandal continues to grow and stretch across Brazil’s political and economic landscape. Prosecutors handling the case continue to reach new targets and arrest more individuals who profited...more

Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Flourish Following Publication of PPP Regulations

New PPP Regulations - Further to the publication of the new PPP law in August 2014, the corresponding executive regulations were published in the official gazette on 29 March 2015....more

Energy Newsletter - April 2015

In This Issue: - Global Solar Energy – A Bright Future - Shared (Common) Facilities in LNG Projects - Hydropower Concessions – Long Awaited Reform - FERC's Order No. 807 Addresses Open Access And...more

The Top 10 Questions Facing the LNG Industry in 2015

The only constant in the LNG industry again appears to be change – unpredictable change. The LNG supply and demand balance shifted in 2014 as LNG supply appears, at least temporarily, to have surpassed demand. Other...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2015

In This Issue: - Mexico: E&P Regulator Issues First Call for Bids under Round One - Have the Challenges of the Energy Transition been Overcome? - Challenges for energy security in Europe: Do European...more

The OECD Report: Shedding Light on Foreign Bribery

The OECD has been at the forefront of the global battle against corruption. Its recent report, Foreign Bribery Report (available here) the OECD provided important insights into the occurrence of foreign bribery....more

What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means...

There is little doubt that the U.S. Green Building Council (the “Council”) and its established Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, green building certification program have had a major impact on the United...more

Australia and China Free Trade Agreement

This week, following the successful hosting of the G20 summit, the Australian Federal Government signed a declaration of intention with China to bring into force a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). The agreement...more

The Legal Maze of Solar Globalisation

As the utility-scale solar market continues to expand and globalise, project developers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors increasingly find themselves considering unfamiliar jurisdictions. A new...more

FERC approves Maryland LNG project

A proposed Maryland natural gas liquefaction facility won a key federal approval yesterday, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in...more

UK Bribery: Construction in the Cross-Hairs

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which...more

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Update: PART 1: Infrastructure Opportuntities

BACKGROUND - On 8 September 2013, Tokyo was chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo is set to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July - 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August...more

Energy Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - DISPUTE RESOLUTION: - International Arbitration: EU Member State Defends Measures Adverse to Energy Sector Investments on the basis of EU law - REGULATORY: - Competition Law/Russia: Russia...more

New State Bill to Bring Community-Based Renewable Energy to California

Environmentally minded renters who are unable to install solar panels on their roofs because they don’t own their buildings, will have a new way to take part in the generation of solar power, and benefit as a result, if SB843...more

Alternative dispute resolution for energy and infrastructure projects – what are the alternatives?

Introduction - Energy and infrastructure construction projects take time, are technically complex, are of significant value, and involve a spectrum of participants with different interests. It is inevitable that there will be...more

The Real Estate Green Agenda

In This Presentation: - Introduction - The Green Agenda - Key Drivers to Sustainability in the UK - The UK Legislative Landscape - Who is Influencing The Green Agenda - Sources of Green...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Derivative Plays

Given the magnitude of projected economic activity, oil sands producers will not be the only beneficiaries of the unprecedented development now underway. Aside from the necessary infrastructure developments, a plethora of...more

Energy Newsletter - April 2012

In This Issue: TRANSACTIONAL - Transactions: FERC’s Pine Prairie Energy Center, LLC Order and Its Implications for Gas Storage Expansion Projects - Corporate/London: Shale Gas in Europe: Today and the...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court; BLM seeks input on bidding process for renewable energy development on public lands; Wind manufacturers join trade war...more

Energy Newsletter - August 2011

In This Issue TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London - The EU's Third Energy Package: Reforms Kick-In but Member State Implementation Lags Behind A revised regulatory framework for promoting integration of, and...more

Middle East Newsletter - Issue 3, February 2011

Welcome to our Newsletter Good morning and welcome to the third edition of our revitalised Middle East Newsletter. Please take the time to scan, or better still, dip in and out of it. The intention is that all readers...more

Green Building Update - August 4, 2010

In This Issue: *Clean Energy Ministerial sparks 11 U.S. initiatives *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Forecast: green growth despite economy ..P3s to boost green building ..Report: 26% see no added cost for green...more

Green Building Update - June 14, 2010

In this Issue: *DOE regulations for Obama's Executive Order *Green Building Focus ..Database of NYC green retrofit savings ..LEED certified buildings surpass 5,000 *DOE proposes 3% cost ceiling for green projects...more

Green Building Update - February 22, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *Cities move forward as federal legislation stalls *Green Building Focus ..Bloom Box -- holy grail of energy? ..TeleBriefing -- CA's New Green Building Code ..Buildings find savings with Energy...more

Green Building Update - September 18, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *$1 trillion to invest yearly in China's green sector *Green Building Focus ..Fedrizzi pushes building labels ..International code guided by Aspen's green building code ..Reports: Green is economic...more

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