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15 April 2019
Coal projects are under pressure from governments, courts, businesses and investors as the momentum to reduce the use of coal builds. This briefing explores some of the action being taken by the public and private sectors and the impact on the industry.
2 February 2018
We explore opportunities for the mining and renewables sectors to collaborate from renewable power offering mining companies lower energy costs, protection against fuel price volatility and mitigation of the risk of power interruptions to renewable energy companies...
17 October 2016
Many African governments have in recent years strengthened their efforts to have more control over the activities of multinational corporations which operate in their jurisdictions. The latest tool employed is that of tax. In line with international developments,...
12 July 2016
In the wake of the 'Leave' outcome of the UK's EU referendum, we consider the potential impacts of a 'Brexit' on the Energy and Resources sector. Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the terms and timing of Brexit, it is impossible to...
4 March 2016
Against a backdrop of falling commodity prices, access to finance has become one of the key challenges facing many industry participants in the oil, gas and mining sectors. Solutions in the form of innovative financing structures and new sources of funding are...
Enforcement of JOA forfeiture provisions following the Supreme Court decision in Cavendish Square Holdings B.V. v. Makdessi  UKSC 67
27 November 2015
Parties to Joint Operating Agreements ("JOAs") have long been concerned about the risk that the default provisions might prove unenforceable, on the basis that they constitute penalty clauses. Those drafting JOA default provisions have struggled...
8 December 2014
Mozambique's mining sector, particularly its substantial unexploited coal deposits in the central province of Tete, has recently attracted significant attention from international mining companies. Recognising this potential, a new Mining Law (Law No. 20/2014)...
15 October 2014
Due to significant natural gas discoveries in 2013, Mozambique has become the focus of attention for numerous international oil companies. In response, the Mozambican Parliament approved Petroleum Law (Law No. 21/2014) on 14 August 2014, repealing the previous...
2 October 2014
European accounting legislation has been amended to require certain large companies to report on social, environmental and diversity matters. This is the latest development in a series of steps taken by European legislators to move towards greater transparency...
BIS confirms early adoption of regulations requiring extractive industries to disclose payments to governments
11 September 2014
New European rules requiring the disclosure of payments to governments by extractive industries and loggers of primary forests were adopted in June 2013. Following a consultation in March 2014, the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills...