Energy Newsletter - February 2012


In This Issue:


- U.S. Antitrust/FERC: Converging On Federal Reviews Of Electricity Mergers

- EU/UK Competition Law: Natural resources and keeping your head above water in the EU

- Environmental: Marcellus Shale: Aftershocks From Ohio Earthquakes

- U.S. Antitrust: Revised Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Guidelines -- 16 Months Later


- Construction: Choice of law in international contracts: An English law primer

- Corporate/London: Decommissioning Liability in the UK and Relief under the Finance Bill 2012

- DISPUTE RESOLUTION: International Arbitration: The Role of Corporate Counsel in International Energy Arbitration

- In The News:

- Making Sense of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rulemaking Delay

- Comments to SEC Characterize Proposed Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure Rules as “Legally Deficient”

- FTC Announces Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

- Excerpt from U.S. Antitrust/FERC: Converging On Federal Reviews Of Electricity Mergers:

Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have in large part concurrent jurisdiction over electricity mergers, the two agencies have coordinated little in their review of transactions. Collaboration between the DOJ and the Commission can result in more consistency in their decisions on the competitive aspects of transactions.

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