• 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

    Fourteenth edition highlights challenges of cybersecurity, balancing data protection and discovery obligations.

    November 15, 2018

  • Applying blockchain to the nuclear sector

    Blockchain – a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) – has become a buzzword of late. Leaving the hype aside, when applied to the energy sector, it has the potential to reduce business complexity and improve profitability.

    November 08, 2018

  • Dealing with currency exchange risk in project financings

    On many international project financings, the main cash flow generated by the project is denominated in the local currency which does not match the currency (e.g. US Dollars) which is used to pay debt service or perhaps to calculate the equity commitment for any foreign sponsors.

    November 05, 2018

  • Auditor general provides insight into inspection and enforcement of toxic substances regulations

    The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has released an audit report by the Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on the enforcement by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) of regulations to control toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

    October 18, 2018

  • CFIUS issues interim regulations for FIRRMA pilot program

    The CFIUS issued two interim rules implementing certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.

    October 16, 2018

  • The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC: what you need to know

    On October 8, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

    October 16, 2018

  • Recent news in the Oil & Gas Sector

    On October 2nd, 2018 the National Hydrocarbons Agency ("ANH") published Addendum No. 3 to the Terms of Reference ("TOR") of the so-called Permanent Competitive Procedure – 2018.

    October 04, 2018

  • The Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea - A sea or not a sea: that is still the question

    On August 12, 2018, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea (the Convention).

    October 04, 2018

  • The US crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege

    The recent seizure by United States federal agents of documents in the possession of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has generated much press and speculation concerning the scope of protection over those documents afforded by the attorney-client privilege.

    October 04, 2018

  • News in the Infrastructure Area

    The Energetic and Mining Planning National Entity (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética, “UPME”) has initiated a tender process with the purpose of selecting an investor to, under its own account and risk, design, construct, operate and maintain (a) the regasification plant of the Colombian pacific and (b) the gas duct crossing the municipalities of Buenaventura – Yumbo (the “Project").

    October 02, 2018