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The reasons given for contract terminations are many and varied, but in each case the fundamental motivation is generally the same.
The case between two Swiss companies for the sale and purchase of oil products ends after seller fails to file defence.
The offshore wind industry has taken inspiration from the more mature offshore oil and gas industry.
This article gives an overview of the various sanctions imposed on Russia/Crimea over the last 12 months that are likely to impact the energy industry and projects involving these regions.
Flagging the floating turbine unit download
This article explores the concept of a ‘ship’ under various international maritime conventions and the possibility of treating the floating turbine unit as a ‘ship’ for the purposes of obtaining a ship mortgage.
Martin Sandgren discusses the concerns around government intervention in wind projects and discusses the long-term concerns raised in the recent open letter to the Royal Institute of Town Planning.
Last year, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.
The English courts can have a critical role to play in support of foreign proceedings. The ability to obtain interim relief is an important strategic tool, which can be decisive.
Financial obligations under contract and repudiatory breach: in what circumstances do grounds for termination arise? download
It is only a repudiatory breach that entitles that innocent party (if he elects to do so) to treat himself as discharged from further liability under the contract.
When an event occurs that significantly affects the performance of a contract but is beyond the control of the parties, how is the risk allocated between the parties?
The recent case of Michael Hirtenstein and Il Sole Ltd v Hill Dickinson LLP has shed some doubt on the Union Power decision.
Mexico energy reforms download
Mexico’s oil production has been in decline for the last nine years. All this could be about to change, though, as a result of new energy reforms currently being implemented.
Scrapping and recycling: Basel or Hong Kong? Which applies, why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? download
The legal matrix applicable to the scrapping and recycling of drilling units and vessels has never been more significant.
The UK is required to implement Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations by 19 July 2015.
Bribery: case update download
The international fight against bribery and corruption has received further support from the UK courts this summer.
In the context of engineering and construction contracts, the contractor’s warranties as to the standard and quality of the works will be a key item for negotiation.
Criticisms that arbitration proceedings take too long and cost too much have long been voiced by arbitration users.
The Privy Council has confirmed that an injunction restraining a bank from paying under a letter of credit on the basis of fraud will only be justified in extraordinary circumstances.
Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 download
At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a separate common law jurisdiction within the UAE.