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Norton Rose Fulbright: Landmark Constitutional Reforms For The Mexican Energy Sector

By Elisabeth Eljuri | Background Amendments to the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (the Constitution) providing for reforms to the Mexican energy sector became constitutional on December 16 as the majority of the Mexican state legislatures have approved the decree, which was...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Iran Nuclear Deal To Take Effect January 20, 2014

Deal provides Iran limited relief from sanctions By Stephen M. McNabb , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen S. Green On January 20, 2014, the Joint Plan of Action reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China) plus...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things to Know About EU Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation in the Energy Sector

Key industry sectors Energy Introduction EU antitrust rules apply to energy companies/projects both in and outside the EU EU regulatory regime applies in parallel to antitrust rules Access to infrastructure EU merger review rules differ significantly from rules applicable in...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Mexico’s Realization of a Re-Energized Industry

By Lauren Brogdon , Tessa Cabello ;and Ariel Cue In late December 2013, the Mexican government, under President Peña Nieto, promulgated a Decree (the "Decree") amending the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (the "Constitution") that introduces new opportunities...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things To Know About The New EU Guidance On State Funding In The Energy Sector

Introduction On 9 April, the European Commission adopted a new set of guidelines: the “Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy – 2014-2020”. 1 These Guidelines are intended to assist the EU Member States to design State schemes that help them reach their climate...

Norton Rose Fulbright: D.C. Circuit Vacates Part Of Conflict Minerals Rule

By Marsha Z. Gerber , Cristina K. Lunders and Christian Menefee On April 14, 2014, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found unconstitutional one part of the disclosure requirements in the Securities and Exchange Commission's (the "SEC" or the "Commission"...

Norton Rose Fulbright: UKCS - Offshore Bareboat Chartering – Draft Legislation Published

In the Autumn Statement (5 December 2013), one announcement causing surprise and consternation to the UK North Sea oil and gas sector ( UKCS ) was that a ring fence was to be introduced in relation to certain UKCS profits made by an oil contractor, and that, within that ring fence, a cap was to be imposed...

Norton Rose Fulbright: SEC Issues New Conflict Minerals Guidance Post NAM

By Marsha Z. Gerber , Cristina K. Lunders and Christian Menefee On April 29, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC" or the "Commission") issued additional guidance (“April 29 Guidance”) on the Conflict Minerals 1 Rule (“The Rule”) 2 following...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Commerce Announces Russian Oil Industry Export Controls

By Stephen M. McNabb , Stefan Reisinger , Kimberly Hope Caine and Gwen S. Green On August 1, 2014, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") issued a final rule imposing a licensing requirement for the export of a wide range of items to Russia that are intended...

Norton Rose Fulbright: U.S. Proposes Stringent Standards For Rail Transport Of Flammable Liquids

By Eva Fromm O'Brien , Bob Greenslade , Jennifer Blair Caplan , Alan Harvie and Jean Piette On July 23, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ("PHMSA"), an agency within the US Department of Transportation ("DOT"), issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...