Energy Newsletter - April 2013


In This Issue:


- Project Development/FinanceKey Considerations in Energy Take-or-Pay Contracts

- Upstream - Russia and former republics Unconventional Russia

- Bankruptcy: Contractor Insolvency Issues in Large Project Transactions

- Upstream - Latin America: Overview of PEMEX’s 3rd Round Model Service Contract

- Project Development/Finance First Energy Concession under innovative model to reach financial close in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


- International Arbitration: Chevron Tribunal Declares Ecuador In Breach of Interim Awards


- Mining & Natural Resources; Maritime Deep Seabed Mining: The Next Wave -- U.S. Seabed Mining Regulatory Regime

- EU Competition Law: EU Competition Law and Joint Sales in LNG

- EU Competition Law: European Commission clears the acquisition of TNK-BP by Rosneft

- D.C. Regulatory: FERC Investigations in the Wake of D.C. Circuit’s Hunter Ruling

- Natural Resources: European Commission Issues Consultation for Views on Potential EU Conflict Minerals Initiative; Canada floats “Conflict Minerals Act”

- Excerpt from D.C. Regulatory: FERC Investigations in the Wake of D.C. Circuit’s Hunter Ruling:

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a major setback in its enforcement efforts by ruling that it had encroached on the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a market manipulation case. Yet FERC retains substantial authority over manipulation of physical markets...

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