Energy and Natural Resources

The UK Offshore oil and gas industry – current challenges and recent trends

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has undergone a torrid few years, starting even before the oil price crash of 2014. The industry has of course been here before and has demonstrated itself to be adaptable and resilient. In 2014, with oil prices which had averaged over $100 for several years, production was 1.4… Read More

Evaluating and Managing Environmental Risk in Real Estate and M&A Transactions in the United States

The complex environmental regulatory regime in the United States can raise a variety of legal and financial risks in real estate or corporate acquisitions.  Accordingly, lawyers should understand the nature of potential environmental liabilities for different transactions, the relevant facts, and how to structure environmental due diligence tools to provide clients meaningful advice. Tailoring Environmental… Read More

Implications of the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law

Introductory Comments The purpose of this document is to chart the possible implications of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law. It is at this early stage, of course, of paramount importance to recognise that much of this evaluation is made against a backdrop of uncertainty: the terms, time-scale,… Read More

Environmental Legal Risk in Mergers and/or Acquisitions

 I. Background As a consequence of the promulgation of Environmental Laws in México over the past five years, the topic of risk and environmental liability has become a major issue of merger and acquisition operations. Moreover, in this type of operation, it is crucial to take into account the very nature of the transaction in… Read More

Recent Change of Regulations and Practice in Construction and Energy in Japan

Introduction – Tightness in the Construction Industry Recently, a number of events have kept the construction industry very busy in Japan, including the clean-up and rebuilding after a number of large scale earthquakes and various construction activity in the build up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  The Olympics have spurred not only the construction of… Read More

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