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The 2020 oil price rollercoaster

Instability in the price of crude oil has a strong propensity to bring with it contractual and other disputes. In this article David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin explore a few of the types of disputes that may arise, and recap some of the pertinent English law issues that might be relevant to their resolution.

Powering the UK – a multi-faceted approach

To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.

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Linklaters defeats White & Case in Glencore dispute

White & Case has failed in its attempt to reverse a decision in the commercial court, acting for Peruvian company Minera Las Bambas in its dispute against Glencore. In the Court of Appeal hearing, White & Case partner Charles Balmain represented Minera in a claim that arises out of a share purchase agreement entered in […]

Ogier advises Glencore on sale of petroleum products storage businesses

Ogier has advised Glencore International AG (Glencore) on the sale of a majority stake in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co Limited (HNA) for US$775m. Ogier acted as Jersey counsel on the deal, working alongside lead counsel Linklaters, with the team led by partner Raulin Amy and senior associate Oliver […]

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Barclays sets its sights on new panel of alternative legal providers

Barclays is looking to appoint a new panel entirely made up of alternative legal services providers. The process will kick off in the coming months and is expected to be completed by the end of the year subject to the current Covid-19 situation. For the first time, the bank is looking to include companies such […]

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Osborne Clarke to exit Hong Kong with office closure

Osborne Clarke has become the latest international firm to withdraw from Hong Kong after five years operating in the Asia financial hub. Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office will be shut at the end of June. It currently has two partners, two associates, a trainee and three support staff. The firm said all members of the […]

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Shearman introduces voluntary paid leave scheme for all staff

Shearman & Sterling has introduced a voluntary leave scheme for its lawyers as part of wider coronavirus-related measures. The US firm is giving its staff the choice to take between three and six months of work on 30 per cent of their usual pay, with the amount increasing to 40 per cent if lawyers who […]

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