Energy (J)



Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW


Brede, Jens
Kvale Advokatfirma DA
jhb@kvale.no


Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG


Pestana, Felipe Batista dos Reis
Grupo Planus
felipe@grupoplanus.com.br


May, Keith
Richey, May & Co.
keith@richeymay.com


Energy (J)


Contacts: James Plumb and Laura Letts
Carter Newell, Queensland, Australia

The Queensland State Government released the draft Mines and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (draft Bill) and associated consultation paper for public comment on 21 January 2011. Click here to read a summary

Read more: Overlapping Coal and CSG Tenure – Draft Mines and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


By: John L. Williams
Conner & Winters, LLP, Oklahoma

American Indian tribes have the potential to play an increasingly important role in the nation's energy supply. Large reserves of traditional energy resources such as oil, natural gas, and coal exist on Indian lands.

Read more: Energy Development in Indian Country


Contacts: Philip Daly and Jennifer McGuire
LK Shields Solicitors, Ireland

Introduction
LK Shields Solicitors’ Energy and Natural Resources Unit assists and guides a client list that boasts a wide variety of Irish and international clients in the growth areas of law relating to energy and natural resources.

Read more: District Heating Schemes



Energy Specialty Group Report

The Energy Specialty Group has particularly focused on issues relating to oil and gas, both upstream and downstream activities.

The Energy Specialty Group has regularly held breakout sessions during the TAGLaw international conferences. In addition to discussing oil and gas during these sessions, issues relating to other energies, such as wind and solar energy, have been topics on the agendas.

The Group has members from many of the main oil producing jurisdictions, including Europe, the United States, South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Due to the typical multinational character of the oil and gas industry, the Group has exchanged views not only on legal issues, but also how to serve other member firms' clients when doing business in other jurisdictions.


McLeod "Punches Above its Weight" 

The Financial Post (Canada) has ranked McLeod & Company LLP as #14 in the country as Issuer Legal Counsel in the Junior Oil & Gas sector. It is wonderful to have the firm and our Corporate Department recognized in a leading national newspaper.

Congratulations to Bill Walker the deal maker. Good work.

The lead-in to the article says, "Consolidation is the next step when market conditions limit growth.  Even now, lawyers report that activity among junior companies -- especially gas producers -- is high, as firms get defensive, jocky for position and look for ways to survive."  The headline, under "M&A" says "Juniors Poised for Mergers." 

To download the page from The Financial Post click Financial_post.pdf.