East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging
The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort
It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors
Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers
Shale gas extraction is the hot environmental issue of the moment, offering great opportunities but meeting stubborn opposition
Energy work has long powered Nigerian law firms, but slow progress on legislation is holding up the sector’s growth
While acknowledging the potential for work from Cyprus’s gas discovery, the republic’s ties to Greece are a big cause for concern
Leading energy practitioners give their thoughts on the post-Fukushima nuclear landscape as well as shale gas, renewables and solar feed-in tariffs
The Iraqi oil industry has faced many challenges in recent years, but Greg Hammond says the prospects are fast improving.
With the closure of coal-powered energy stations, the proposed private sector-funded nuclear alternatives will be vital to meet the UK’s needs. But as Hamish Lal reports, the builds could be seriously delayed due to a lack of clarity on the part of the Government
Renewable energy initiatives have come under threat in Europe as governments renege on incentive schemes. Simon Currie and Tim Baines examine the likely impact on existing and proposed green initiatives
EDF Energy has begun the search for a new general counsel following the resignation of Jean MacDonald.
With the principles of the Kyoto Protocol due to be renegotiated before the end of the year, lawyers are in the position of having to provide just-in-time advice.
Spain has led the way in renewable energy, but the financial crisis coupled with regulatory change is having an impact. Will Spain’s ‘green’ commitment hold firm? asks Luke McLeod-Roberts
The EU and UK need to implement new legislation if they want the latest CO2 storage technology to be a success
Where have the Dutch power merchants gone? Weero Koster reveals all
Scotland is in an enviable position to take advantage of renewable energies such as wave and wind power. Nick Atkins gives the lowdown
Subsidies for green electricity permitted to restrict trade between EU member states — CJEU download subscription
It is normal for member states to make support for renewable generation available only to generators based in their own territory. Until recently, it was generally assumed that this was consistent with EU law.
New General Block Exemption guidance published subscription
Ashurst, Simmons & Simmons and Addleshaw Goddard have won coveted first-time spots on BP’s UK panel, unveiled today (9 July) following a three-month review process.
South West firm Temple Bright has scooped a three-lawyer team from Nabarro to launch an energy and climate change practice.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.
If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.
Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground
If the oil companies are found to have fixed prices, it won’t prove to be a rich seam for civil claimants