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EU partially suspends Iran sanctions under nuclear deal

I. Introduction - On 20 January 2014, the Council of the European Union (EU) agreed to temporarily suspend certain sanctions against Iran, namely those relating to (re)insurance and transport services for Iranian crude...more

Hydraulic Fracturing Digest

Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more

Privacy Monday – August 19, 2013

After a brief August hiatus, Privacy Monday is back with privacy goofs, gaffes and tidbits to start your week. Department of Energy Hacked — Again -- Although the grid is supposed to be “critical infrastructure” as...more

Automotive Legal News - May 2013 • 2nd Quarter

IN THE ISSUE: - The Legal Challenge to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations: In the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the United States Congress required, inter alia, the SEC to promulgate regulations requiring...more

The New Year Brings New Sanctions Against Iran

As 2013 begins, the United States has reiterated its commitment to countering the threat posed by Iran by passing new legislation, issuing new regulations and guidance, and bringing into effect new requirements to increase...more

Iran Sanctions Update

The United States continues to impose additional layers of sanctions on Iran. The rate of change and complexity of U.S. sanctions laws present challenges, particularly where these sanctions have extraterritorial effect on the...more

California Assembly OKs Bill to Curb Insurers' Iran Investments

Samuel Sorich, of counsel to Barger & Wolen, was quoted in a May 25, 2012, article published by Law360 about controversy surrounding legislation aimed at deterring insurers from investing in companies that have financial ties...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Project Bonds - An Option For Project Finance in the Middle East?

In the late 1990’s project bonds were considered the next big source of funding for projects. High profile, investment grade transactions were everyday occurrences. Various financial institutions and commentators were of the...more

No, Virginia, There Is No Greenhouse-Gas Clause

In This Issue: - Recent Decision – U.S. District Court Limits Coverage Available Under Employment Practices Liability Policy - Eleventh Circuit Upholds Trial Court Ruling that D&O Policy Does Not Cover Costs of...more

Nigerian Oil and Gas Local Content Act

The Nigerian Government recently consolidated into one legislation known as the Nigerian Oil and Gas Oil Content Development Act, which legislation is more commonly referred to as the local content law, various other...more

The Brave New World of Doing Business With Iran

Companies are facing an increasingly complex web of domestic and international sanctions regimes concerning transactions involving Iranian parties and investments in Iran. Developments in recent days suggest that Canadian...more

Green Building Update - July 16, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Insurance company offers coverage for green homes *Green Building Focus ..USGBC's "Advanced Energy Design Guide" available for download *USGBC modifying the LEED certification program through...more

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