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12 February 2018
Syndicated facilities institute obtains legislative acknowledgement in Russia
On 31 December 2017 the President of the Russian Federation signed one of the laws which has been most discussed by the Russian banking and legal communities – Federal Law No. 486-FZ "On a syndicated facility (loan) and amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation" (the " Law...
06 December 2017
Queensland Election: What happens to the Sunshine State’s renewable energy projects?
A second term Palaszczuk Labor government purports to remain committed to renewable energy development in Queensland and is likely to face limited opposition from independent and minor party members, conditional upon renewables assisting in reducing the cost of energy. Uncertainty surrounding the...
21 November 2017
Herbert Smith Freehills advises PTTGL Investment on the acquisition of a stake in Petronas' ninth liquefaction train at Malaysian LNG complex
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised PTTGL Investment Limited ( PTTGLI ) on the acquisition of a 10% stake in PETRONAS LNG 9 Sdn Bhd ( PL9SB ).
20 September 2017
COAG Energy Council proposes to bypass the AEMC when making rules for energy security and reliability of the NEM or long term planning for the NEM
Draft legislation that will allow the Coalition of Australian Governments ( COAG ) Energy Council to bypass the current rule change processes by allowing the South Australian Minister to make rules under the National Electricity Law ( NEL ) and National Gas Law ( NGL ) (and to a limited extent the...
31 August 2017
Addenda: Further details on the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme released
The Victorian Government has released further information regarding the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme ( VREAS ), confirming that the VREAS will be a key strategy contributing to the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets ( VRET ) legislated in the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill...
23 June 2017
Finkel Review: Gas could be the transition fuel in the move towards a low emission energy market
The Finkel Review confirms that gas could, and should, play a role in electricity generation in a low emission market. The report warned that tighter supply availability and higher gas prices may still stifle the role of gas-powered generation.
13 April 2017
Environmental laws trump Linc Energy creditors
Today the Queensland Supreme Court held that an insolvent company’s environmental obligations under State law were unaffected by the liquidators’ disclaimer of related property and resource tenures. This decision changes the previous understanding of liquidators’ powers and the order of priority in...
10 January 2017
Preview of 2017 - a schedule of anticipated legal developments for the year ahead
2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March 2017 to begin the Brexit process. The legal implications of Brexit will be hugely significant; preparing for their impact will be a substantial...
30 November 2016
Key Developments in Iran, November 2016
This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future interest. In particular, the update covers notable developments in both the political arena and key economic sectors.
13 September 2023
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
12 September 2023
Housing Australia Future Fund bill set to become law
The federal government’s Housing Australia Future Fund ( HAFF ) bill is expected to pass through parliament this week, after the Greens party announced their support for the bill yesterday. The bill is one of the Labor government’s key 2022 election commitments and will establish a $10 billion fund...
11 September 2023
UPC Structure – local, regional and central divisions and Court of Appeal, Judges & Languages
The UPC has a Court of First Instance (divided into local, regional and central divisions) and a Court of Appeal (Luxembourg). Cases can commence in any one of these divisions according to the subject matter and the prescribed division set out in the UPC Agreement and the UPC Rules .