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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the 5 May 2020 agreement by most EU Member States to terminate their intra-EU bilateral...
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Produced in partnership with Joe Tirado, Partner of Garrigues UK LLP and Elisa Vicente, Senior Associate of J&A Garrigues, S. L. P. 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
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What is the ‘supplier of last resort’?When the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) revokes a supply licence (usually because of insolvency),...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 12th Jan
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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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9th Nov
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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9th Nov
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What are OFTOs?Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs) are the owners of offshore transmission assets which connect offshore wind farms to the onshore...
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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent...
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9th Nov
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise...
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9th Nov

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The Energy White Paper—an overviewIntroduction to the Energy White PaperOn 14 December 2020, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...
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Produced in partnership with Michelle Davies, Jean Pascal Boutin and Simon Davies of Eversheds Sutherland 13th May
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulations), SI 2018/506 which implemented the...
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6th May
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Industry BodiesAssociation of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)The AIPN is an independent not-for-profit professional membership association...
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21st Apr
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Background to the OGA StrategyThe Petroleum Act 1998 (PA 1998), as amended by the Infrastructure Act 2015, places a duty on the Secretary of State to...
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21st Apr
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BackgroundThe infrastructure in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) is a complex network which has developed over many decades, much of it...
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Produced in partnership with Judith Aldersey-Williams of CMS 16th Apr
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IntroductionThe exchange of commercially confidential information between competitors is one type of arrangement which has been identified by...
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Produced in partnership with Judith Aldersey-Williams of CMS 16th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Argentina; Brazil; Denmark; Faroe Islands; Ghana; Greenland; India; Italy;...
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9th Apr
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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 24 May 2018; it is no longer maintained.NOTE—appeal lodged before...
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9th Apr
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TitleDirective 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 8th Apr
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Brexit impactAs of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it...
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Produced in partnership with Jamie Dunne of Brodies LLP 8th Apr
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Legislative backgroundThe former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (on behalf of the Secretary of State) had, historically, been...
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29th Mar
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Angola; Austria; Brazil; Colombia; Croatia; Denmark; Egypt; European...
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11th Mar
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The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 (the English Regulations), SI 2001/2954 and the Water Resources (Control of...
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Decommissioning security agreementsOil and gas companies are expected to return the seabed to its original state (subject to certain exceptions) by...
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Produced in partnership with Isla Stewart of Matheson 9th Mar
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IntroductionThe Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulations), SI 2018/506, (as amended by the Network and Information Systems...
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9th Mar
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The Petroleum Act 1998 (PA 1998) provides the Secretary of State (SoS) with the power to grant licences to companies to search and bore for and get...
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Produced in partnership with Isla Stewart of Matheson 9th Mar
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Brexit Impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Offshore oil and gas decommissioning programmes are, by their very nature, complex documents. Not only do they require the co-operation of all the...
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Produced in partnership with Isla Stewart of Matheson 9th Mar
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Brexit Impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Moss of Burness Paull 9th Mar
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The Energy Act 2016 (EnA 2016) received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 (see Table A below for details)Background to EnA 2016In June 2013, the former...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 9th Mar

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