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Energy & Natural Resources

08 October 2018
Camila Mendes Vianna ANP issues draft resolution regarding foreign trade activities

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels recently published Public Hearing and Public Consultation Notice 13/2018. The notice divulges a new draft resolution to control foreign trade activities relating to biofuels, petroleum and its by-products and natural gas by-products. The draft resolution also revamps the previous consent procedure for requests to import and export these products in view of the new resolution and provides for subsidies.

Author: Camila Mendes Vianna
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Andriani Kantilieraki Privatisation of energy companies

Greece - Rokas Law Firm

Pursuant to the commitments undertaken by the Greek state after the first memorandum of understanding between the Hellenic Republic, the member states of the European Union, the Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank was signed, the privatisation of energy companies in Greece has significantly progressed. The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund – the legal entity entrusted with implementing the privatisation programme of the Hellenic Republic – has undertaken a number of relevant projects.

Author: Andriani Kantilieraki
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Sam Luttrell Unchartered waters – sovereign risk in deep seabed mining

International - Clifford Chance LLP

The deep seabed mining (DSM) industry is growing rapidly, expanding beyond national jurisdiction and onto the high seas. The legal framework governing the DSM industry is unique and continues to evolve. While the opportunities in this territory – much of it literally uncharted – are hard to overstate, with a new and evolving legal regime comes special risks. While securing project finance for DSM projects is already challenging for technical and operational reasons, sovereign risk is another major factor.

Authors: Sam Luttrell, Nathan Eastwood, Matthew Di Marco
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Recent updates

Carlos Ramos Miranda New president will shift course of energy reform

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Author: Carlos Ramos Miranda
Federico Godoy New resolution issued on offshore reconnaissance permits and related commercial rights

Argentina - Beretta Godoy

Author: Federico Godoy
Camila Mendes Vianna Brazil takes new steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Authors: Camila Mendes Vianna, Luna Jaeger
Catarina Brito Ferreira ERSE gets new supervisory duties

Portugal - Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Author: Catarina Brito Ferreira
Dagmar Hozová Automatic permits for certain energy infrastructure projects

Austria - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Authors: Dagmar Hozová, Nina Zafoschnig
Nicolaj Kleist New energy agreement allocates Dkr19 billion for green energy

Denmark - Bruun & Hjejle

Author: Nicolaj Kleist

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