Canadian approach to liability for foreign subsidiaries
By Stephanie Stimpson, Brandon Schur and Julie Ward
Litigation has increased against resource extraction companies in Canada. Canada has taken steps to promote CSR by creating the new Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, a role intended to assist in dispute resolution and which will have investigative powers and the ability to recommend sanctions against companies.
Division of jurisdiction in the transportation of natural gas in Brazil
By Ana Karina Esteves de Souza, Daniel Szyfman and Raphael Barboza Correia
This article aims to analyse fundamental aspects of the Brazilian natural gas market, focusing on the division of the regulatory framework between state and federal competences, discussions regarding jurisdictional manner and barriers imposed by it to gas infrastructure projects.
Mexico’s energy industry reform movement: is it sustainable?
James W Skelton, Jr
In 2014, Mexico’s Constitution was amended to allow private investment in the energy industry. The government hoped to attract foreign and domestic investment to upgrade the industry and improve the economy. The auction process for available acreage has improved, but it is unclear whether the president-elect will roll back the reforms.
Nationalising oil fields: possible steps and legal consequences in Brazil
By Rafael Baptista Baleroni and Francisco de Andrade Figueira
Talk of nationalising oilfields will always concern investors. Should an elected government try to implement such policies, it would need congressional support, and investors would be able to seek court measures to halt such measures. Arbitration would also be an avenue, especially to discuss indemnification.
Nigeria’s oil industry transition: some governance considerations
By Adefolake Adewusi
In July 2017, Nigeria itemised its intention to transition from unincorporated to incorporated joint venture arrangements. From a corporate governance perspective, this article pre-empts and addresses any concerns that may arise from transitioning.
Ukraine: recent developments in the midstream gas sector
By Vitaliy Radchenko, Anatolii Doludenko and Maryna Ilchuk
The Ukrainian midstream gas sector is continuing its development. Implementation of the daily balancing is underway and gas storage tariffs have been changed to make them more flexible.
Exploration and production in the Arctic region: Greenland’s plentiful resources require special deliberations (Featured Article)
Covering more than one-sixth of the earth’s total land mass, the Arctic consists of parts of Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States (Alaska). In 1996, these nations formed the Arctic Council as a formalisation of previous cooperation regarding protection of the environment and the indigenous people of the Arctic.