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Blockchain Energizer – Volume 28

by K&L Gates LLP on

Your Blockchain Energizer authors Buck Endemann and Ben Tejblum presented at EUCI’s “Blockchain Technology for the Energy Sector” conference on May 8-9 in Houston, Texas. The crowd included existing market participants...more

Sustainable Securitisation

by White & Case LLP on

The sustainable finance market has experienced exponential growth in certain product areas in the last 5 years. Annual green bond issuance, for example, passed the US$100bn mark last year and environmental resilience is...more

Maryland Offshore Wind Grant Programs Now Available for 2019

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) had opened up its Offshore Wind Business and Workforce Development Grant Programs for the 2019 fiscal year. The two offshore wind programs are intended to work in tandem. The...more

US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal Poses Challenges for Companies

On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement the P5+1 (the United States, China, France,...more

United States Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal, Will Re-Impose Sanctions on Iran After Wind Down

by White & Case LLP on

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed to by the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus...more

Mexico – Implementing Energy Infrastructure Projects – Transportation, Storage and Terminals

by King & Spalding on

On April 12, 2018, King & Spalding, alongside the Mexican law firm Gonzalez Calvillo, hosted its quarterly Energy Forum in Houston, Texas. Attended by approximately 100 guests, the Energy Forum featured three panels of...more

Iran Sanctions – President Trump’s Announcement of US Withdrawal from JCPOA

by Dechert LLP on

President Trump announced today, May 8, 2018, that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), the Iran nuclear deal implemented in January 2016. In connection with the...more

Fifth Circuit Issues Decision Concerning Overriding Royalty Interests and Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act Claims

by King & Spalding on

The ATP Oil & Gas Corporation bankruptcy case (Case No. 4:12-bk-36187, S.D. Texas) (“ATP”) involved the intersection of energy and bankruptcy law on a variety of issues. Most recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 27

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $4.5...more

Multifamily Buildings/Solar Energy: May 2018 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Report

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (“ACEEE”) issued a May 2018 report titled: Our Powers Combined: Energy Efficiency in Solar and Affordable Multifamily Buildings (“Report”) ...more

Governor Cuomo Announces Consolidated Funding Application Round

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Cuomo has announced the 2018 funding round for the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Round VIII winners are expected to share in $750 million in state economic development funds. Eligible applicants include...more

Episode 35 -- Update on AML Compliance Issues in Response to Recent AML Enforcement Actions

by Michael Volkov on

In the early part of 2018, the Justice Department brought two significant AML criminal enforcement actions against US Bancorp and Rabobank, respectively. These two cases, coupled with the new beneficial ownership regulations...more

Chapter 15 Update: U.S. Venue Selection Clause Does Not Trump Distribution Scheme in Italian Restructuring Plan

by Jones Day on

In determining whether a U.S. bankruptcy court should provide the representative of a foreign debtor with various forms of assistance in a case under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code, the court must consider, consistent with...more

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 26

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and it’s potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $4.5...more

Energy and Finance Sectors Drive Growing International Arbitration Caseloads

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Energy and Finance Sectors Drive Growing International Arbitration Caseloads - International arbitration case filings are surging and show no signs of letting up, according to recent reports from the world’s leading...more

Battery supply chain: A unique growth opportunity

by White & Case LLP on

Battery materials and electric vehicles offer something unique to today's commodity producers and investors: a sustainable growth story that is not just China-dependent. The exponential growth in demand is creating a scramble...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2018 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance - Did you just commit to...

by Dechert LLP on

The question of when parties to a potential transaction actually become bound to each other is obviously an important one, and sometimes the answer can be surprising, or less than entirely clear. A recent Texas Court of...more

Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in Arkansas: The Road to P3s in the Natural State

Over the last several years, the federal government has promoted public-private partnerships (“P3s”) as one way to address the dire need for American infrastructure investment. States agree. For example, last year in...more

Wetland Mitigation Banks: National Trade Associations' March 12th Comments on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth District)...

A number of national trade associations filed March 12th comments with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) on a Corps district’s proposed: Guidelines Covering Specific Elements for the Establishment of New...more

Mexico’s Round 3.1

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Key Points: - After a robust Round 2, Round 3.1 awarded a total of 16 out of 35 (56%) available contractual areas. - Overall, since the implementation of the Energy Reform a total of 107 contracts have been awarded...more

Episode 32 -- Ten Steps to Prepare Your Company for Execution of a Search Warrant

by Michael Volkov on

As part of the aggressive enforcement of white collar crime cases, federal  law enforcement officers are executing more search warrants at company offices.  Companies should plan in advance for such an event.  A company can...more

U.S. Bans Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Virtual Currency, “Petro,” and Announces Plans to Publish SDNs’ Virtual Currency Addresses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning “all transactions” and “dealings” by any individual or entity in the United States that involve “any digital currency, digital coin, or digital token” issued...more

U.S. power generation 2022: Will gas or renewables rule?

Power generation in the United States is greener and more reliant on gas than ever before, but what will the fuel mix look like in 2022? IIR Energy’s Britt Burt analyzes the data....more

US Solar Structures: Cash Equity Considerations

The solar financing market is maturing. You can tell because new money is crowding into the market, and the capital stacks are getting more complicated. Many of these funky structures even have names, like the “Double...more

Project Finance: Structuring for Success

This Practice Note considers the meaning of the term “structure” in a project finance transaction and identifies the key issues that may inform the approach to structuring such a transaction. It explains a “plain vanilla”...more

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