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Energy Newsletter - January 2013

In This Issue: - TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London; Maritime - Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves and the effect on the oil and gas industry -...more

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions

Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) actions in the United States against foreign companies have increased markedly in recent years. The US Government has prioritized the protection of domestic industries impacted...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Tort Litigation: Reforming NEPA Review of Energy Projects

The President’s re-election once again focused attention on the question of whether the Administration will grant the Presidential permit necessary for the U.S.-Canada border crossing of the Keystone XL pipeline. While...more

MLR Issues Notice Encouraging Growth in China Shale Gas Development

Notice shows further commitment to rapid industry growth and provides general guidelines for developing shale gas resources in the country. The Ministry of Land and Resources (?????)(MLR) of the People's Republic of...more

A Wind Farm in Oregon Threatens National Security and President Obama Acts - September 30, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama stopped a national security threat in its tracks: We quote: There is credible evidence that leads me [the President] to believe that Ralls Corporation (Ralls), ..., and its...more

Kazakhstan’s New Trunk Pipeline Law

New law gives the RK government additional control over new trunk pipeline projects. After many changes, extensive negotiations, and numerous interim drafts, the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) has enacted a Trunk Pipeline...more

Proposed Amendments to Kazakhstan Subsoil Use Legislation

Amendments to the Subsoil Law, Licensing Law, and Administrative Code affect subsoil users. As part of the Republic of Kazakhstan government's efforts to establish greater control over essential elements of the Kazakh...more

Global Retailers and Compliance

Can you imagine the discussions inside Target, The Gap, Levi’s and other global retailers the day after the New York Times story broke? I would love to have been an observer of meetings and conversations among top brass at...more

Real Estate Legal News - April 4, 2012 • Spring Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: - Michigan Legislature Reacts Quickly To Dramatic Nonrecourse Liability Decisions Michigan became the focus of national attention in the world of commercial real estate finance in December, when the...more

Shale Gas: What Is New in China?

The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), and the National Agency of Energy on March 13, 2012 jointly published the first five-year plan for...more

Overriding Interest - Spring 2012

In this issue: - Concealment and Exposure ... 1 - Events and Announcements ...2 - Dilapidations Protocol ... 4 - MIPIM 2012... 5 - Transaction Focus—Project Vanquish ... 6 - Cases ...7 - New Team Members...more

The Conflict Minerals Rule - Phantom or Final?

A recent letter from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) created expectations that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) had drafted and circulated its long-awaited final rule on conflict minerals. These expectations...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Obama's green building agenda *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Survey: down market conditions not likely to stop green construction *USGBC's membership adopts LEED-2009 *Sustainable projects hold up overseas...more

New Regulations on Mineral Exploration in China

On July 18, 2008, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) and the Ministry of Land and Resources (“MOLAR”) jointly promulgated the Measures for the Administration of the Foreign-invested Mineral Exploration(??????????????)(the...more

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