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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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Licensing and RegulationRegulatory BodiesThe former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (now the Department of Business, Energy and...
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16th Apr
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The Master Deed is the standardised process used in the oil and gas industry on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) to formalise asset...
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Produced in partnership with Isla Stewart of Matheson 7th Apr
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IntroductionCommonly, oil and gas licence holders enter into separate joint operating agreements (JOA) which regulate the relationship between them...
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9th Mar
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IntroductionDuring the due diligence exercise, any issue raising concerns will be flagged up in the due diligence reports of the relevant team (legal,...
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Produced in partnership with Hussain Kubba of Norton Rose Fulbright 9th Mar
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ScopeA farm-out is, in effect, a mechanism pursuant to which the owner of a participating interest in certain oil and gas assets (the Farmor) agrees...
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Produced in partnership with Anna Nerush of Haynes Boone 9th Mar
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The principal forum for the battle of wills between the operator and the non-operating parties is the operating committee (OpCom) (at least where a...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Roberts, Head of Oil & Gas of Orrick 9th Mar
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In the first half of 2020, the oil market was facing shrinking capacities to store over-supplied oil, collapsing prices and plummeting demand. Oil and...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Holland and Michael Davar of Squire Patton Boggs 9th Mar
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ScopeThe joint study and bid agreement (JSBA) is a contractual arrangement commonly used in the international oil and gas industry, where multiple...
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Produced in partnership with Anna Nerush of Haynes Boone 9th Mar
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1. First principlesIn the simplest case, a state will grant a concession granting the right to explore for and to produce petroleum to a single...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Roberts, Head of Oil & Gas of Orrick 9th Mar
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Due diligenceIn common with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions generally, prior to executing an acquisition in the context of the oil and gas...
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Produced in partnership with Giulia Carloni 9th Mar
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The joint operating agreement (JOA) has a number of key commercial provisions.ScopeThe scope of the JOA is, generally speaking, to 'establish the...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Roberts, Head of Oil & Gas of Orrick 9th Mar
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IntroductionA production sharing contract (PSC) is a contractual relationship between a host government and a private sector participant (‘investor’)...
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Produced in partnership with Joana Kay, Of Counsel in Oil & Gas of Orrick 9th Mar
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What is a force majeure clauseContractual force majeure (FM) clauses contain provisions which, where specified types of unforeseen circumstances...
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9th Mar
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The purpose and scope of petroleum agreementsIn order for a private sector participant (the ‘investor’) to carry out oil and gas exploration and...
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Produced in partnership with Joana Kay, Of Counsel in Oil & Gas of Orrick 9th Mar
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Role of oil service agreements in a petroleum projectA typical oil and gas project can be divided into four key stages:•exploration/appraisal—when a...
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Produced in partnership with Giulia Carloni 9th Mar
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IntroductionThe Industry Mutual Hold Harmless Scheme (IMHH) was introduced in 2002 following an in-depth cross-industry consultation process,...
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Produced in partnership with Isla Stewart of Matheson 9th Mar
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What are knock-for-knock indemnities?A knock-for-knock clause is a reciprocal agreement to apportion liability for certain losses (usually, death or...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Neuberger of Bracewell LLP and Robert Meade of Bracewell LLP 9th Mar
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UKCS Petroleum Project LifecycleThe lifecycle of a typical petroleum project on the UKCS can be viewed in the following stages:Each stage of an...
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Produced in partnership with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 5th Mar

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