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Regulation 18 And FONAR – Leniency Not Legitimacy
There has been a tendency for reference to be made to Regulation 18 (of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
12 Feb 2019
2020 Fuel Transition Clause For Time Charter Parties
A fair amount has been written about the possible instability of any fuels that rely upon blending of residual and distillate fuels to achieve the reduced global limit of 0.5 per cent m/m sulphur content.
23 Jan 2019
Update On BIMCO 2020 Fuel Transition Clause For Time Charter Parties
On 21 December 2018 we commented on the newly released BIMCO clauses intended to address the International Maritime Organization's revised sulphur content limits with regard to the consumption and carriage of marine...
14 Jan 2019
IMO 2020 And Liberia's Stance
Last week, the Liberian flag state called for the IMO to issue a resolution or circular requiring early reporting of low-sulphur fuel availability by member states
5 Oct 2018
Energy Trading – Assessing Post-Brexit Impact
This is the first in a series of client alerts discussing the potential impact of Brexit on energy trading in the UK.
18 Sep 2018
One Year To Go. Are You Ready For The MEES Regulations?
It's now less than one year to go until the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, commonly known as the MEES Regulations (minimum energy efficiency standards) come into effect. It's now less than one year to go until the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, commonly known as the MEES Regulations (minimum energy efficiency standards) come into effect. It
10 Apr 2017
Setting an Asian LNG Market Price – the Search for a Local Solution
This short note is to introduce two detailed papers that discuss the justification for the development of an Asian LNG reference price that is not benchmarked against the current ‘Japanese Crude Cocktail' and suggests an approach to how that might be achieved. A short summary of the two papers is provided below.
30 Mar 2017
Sustainable Commodities: EU Conflict Minerals Regulation
The Regulation must first be formally adopted by the Council, and signed by the Presidency of the Council and the President of the European Parliament, before becoming legally binding.
European Union
29 Mar 2017
Due Diligence For Energy And Commodity Asset Acquisitions
This alert is the first in a series focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the energy and commodities sector. Over the series, we will examine various issues that arise at key stages of the acquisition...
20 Jan 2017
Enforcement Of Arbitral Award Refused: A Tale Of Dirty Deals, Demurrage And Discontent
In a recent decision, the Paris Court of Appeal refused to enforce an LMAA arbitral award on the basis that the underlying contract was affected by illegality on account of corruption.
14 Jan 2017
SEC Releases RfP For 2 Solar Projects – First Of Many Opportunities For IPP And IWP Developers
This represents a significant opportunity for local and international developers, contractors and suppliers.
Saudi Arabia
16 Nov 2016
OFAC Provides Further Guidance On Iranian Sanctions
One of the more consequential pieces of guidance OFAC added to the FAQs is its clarification on the extent to which payments for authorised transactions can be made in U.S. dollars.
21 Oct 2016
First Ever Global Regime For Aviation Emissions: ICAO Adopts Global Market-Based Measure To Combat Aircraft CO2 Emissions
On Friday, 7th October the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation passed a resolution, resolving to implement the world's first global regime for combatting CO2 emissions from aircraft.
17 Oct 2016
A False Dawn For Foreign OSV Owners
To improve their odds in the tender process, foreign OSV owners have to take certain measures including setting up an Indian entity to assume ownership of the relevant vessel and fly the Indian flag.
22 Aug 2016
The Potential Impact Of Brexit On The EU Emission Trading System And Future UK Climate Policy
Through the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to end its membership of the EU.
1 Jul 2016
The Potential Impact Of The LMEshield Initiative On Base Metals Warehouse Financing Structures
Parties to warehouse financing structures using LMEshield warehouses will need to revisit their familiarity and assumptions regarding the methods for taking and perfecting security over metal stored in warehouses and over warehouse receipts.
29 Jun 2016
The Implications Of The Transition To A ‘Circular Economy', And Overview Of The Content And Current Status Of Draft EU Implementing Legislation
In this client alert we discuss the implications of the transition to a ‘circular economy' for producers of, and traders in, raw and/or recycled materials of all kinds, manufacturers of products and actors in all stages of the commodity and product value chain.
European Union
26 May 2016
Navigating The Green Bonds Markets In China
China's climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement will require it to invest a massive amount of capital into growing its domestic renewable energy generation, as well as invest in other emissions-reducing efforts.
16 May 2016
LMEShield And Other Developments – The LME's Continuing Pivot To Asia
The announcement of the LMEShield initiative arrives off the back of a number of other Asia focused developments for the LME.
6 May 2016
Long-Term Supply (And Off-Take) Agreements: Some Recent Themes
This Client Alert seeks to highlight certain recurring issues and themes arising in the context of long-term commodity supply and off-take agreements.
3 May 2016
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