Energy and environment


Khaitan & Co acts for Essel Mining in Supreme Court case

Khaitan & Co successfully represented Essel Mining & Industries Limited before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India wherein the Hon’ble Court passed the order in favour of Essel Mining and allowed them to resume the operations of the mines Jilling Langlotta Mines and Koira Iron Ore Mines in the State of Orissa. By a judgment dated 2 August 2017, a […]


LMI analysis: BP

Falling oil prices have hit energy companies hard, and none more than BP. The oil and gas giant had a difficult year in 2015 with its upstream business in particular bearing the brunt of this, reporting a pre-tax loss of $700m (£530m). Added to these woes are the continuing liabilities from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, which has so far cost BP £55.5bn.


LMI energy report: fuel’s gold

The legal world’s appetite for energy work is more ravenous than ever. As the sector grapples with low oil and gas prices law firms are enjoying the work, with an abundance of high-value projects and M&A activity.

Energy report: the most successful firms in European renewable energy

Renewable energy is big business for European law firms. Picture the development of a typical wind or solar farm and you can see why. It involves a series of steps that need specialist legal advice from nearly every practice area. At the outset, securing land rights and planning permission for a project requires real estate […]

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Global Green Bonds 2016: executive summary

This report, produced by Clean Energy Pipeline, contains a wealth of data and insight on the global green bond market. It includes profiles of the most active issuers and arrangers, detailed league tables that rank issuers, arrangers, legal advisors and second party opinion (SPO) providers, and a comprehensive list of all green bond issuances in 2015 and 1Q16.

Star legal writers: energy and environment

Commercial implications of prioritising the UK economy in Continental Shelf strategy, how new energy rules affect business, and bees, trees and pesticides – The Lawyer’s most popular briefings.

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There’s no place like home until the neighbour interferes

My home is my castle. Unfortunately, the Austrian Supreme Court (“OGH”) doesn’t think so. The Austrian Civil Code (ABGB) entitles property owners to prohibit all emissions that exceed the local norm and have a substantial effect on the customary use of their property. Here are some rulings that the OGH has made since 2011…

Regulations on decommissioning of oil and gas facilities

Presidential Decree 91/18 of 10 April 2018 (“PD 91/18”) enacted the regulations on abandonment and decommissioning of upstream oil and gas facilities located in Angola. Below you will find an overview of PD 91/18…

Beijing, China - December 7, 2015: Asian girl protects herself against air pollution by wearing mouth mask with air filter. A incidental people on the background.

China – New measures reform pollutants discharge permit system

By Wenhong Xu and Hui Yang On January 10 2018 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued the Administrative Measures for Pollutants Discharge Permits (for Trial Implementation) (MEP Order 48), which took effect on the same date. The measures develop and refine the Interim Provisions on the Management of Pollution Permits (Huan Shui Ti [2016] 186), which the […]

Mozambique: New rules on production and importation of packaging

On 29 December 2017, Decree 79/2017, of 28 December 2017, approving the Regulation on the Extended Responsibility of Producers and Importers of Packaging (the “Regulation”), came into force. The Regulation’s objective is the adoption of principles, rules and guidelines to increase the responsibility of producers and importers of packaging in order to safeguard the environment […]

How new UAE laws may affect solar projects

By Mark Brown In the first quarter of 2018, we have witnessed a lot of in activity involving power and water projects in the UAE. This article considers the recent activity, the existing legal framework and key legislative developments…

Ukraine: Energy legislation update

On 29 March 2018, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Deregulation in the Oil and Gas Industry” No. 2314-VIII, adopted by Ukraine’s parliament on 1 March 2018. The Law will come into force on the day following its publication. The Law of Ukraine No. […]

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