An Australian court on Monday enforced nearly $250 million in arbitral awards owed to renewable energy investors that had prevailed in disputes with Spain over revoked economic incentives, rejecting the country's argument that it was entitled to sovereign immunity.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared sympathetic to arguments that federal law allows the U.S. Forest Service to grant developers of the $8 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline a right-of-way across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Teck Resources Ltd., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has said it's withdrawing its application for a CA$20.6 billion ($15.5 billion) oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, citing the ongoing public debate over how to balance climate change concerns with the need for fuel.
An international tribunal on Friday continued to hold off enforcement of a $448.82 million arbitration award issued against Ecuador following a dispute with a Bahamas-incorporated oil company over the allocation of profits from two oil blocks in the Amazon.
The developers of the 125-mile Constitution natural gas pipeline have said they are no longer pursuing the project, ending a proposal that had been met with years of opposition from environmental groups and New York regulators.
An Illinois court wrongly ruled a railroad land purchaser must reimburse the seller for its share of a $10.5 million Superfund settlement, the buyer told the Seventh Circuit, arguing a power plant's demand for payment came within the purchasing agreement's indemnity period.
Environmental groups joined Native Americans in pushing Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., on Monday to co-sponsor a bill with her Democratic counterpart that would ban any new uranium mining in 1 million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park.
A Texas construction company embroiled in a pipeline-delay dispute has asked a federal judge to stop a Oneok Inc. affiliate's suit filed in Oklahoma hours after the Texas business launched its own claims, arguing the Lone Star State case has preference.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court concluding that the state condemning private land for the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline didn't violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause.
Hedge fund Water Island Capital LLC doubled down Monday on its resistance to Pattern Energy’s planned $6.1 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, while Pattern Energy continued pushing shareholders to approve the deal.
Akin Gump represented CenterPoint Energy in the approximately $400 million sale of a natural gas unit to Latham-advised Energy Capital Partners, the second such selloff this month for the utility group, according to an announcement Monday.
A former Unaoil executive testified Monday that the energy consulting firm was working with an Iraqi state-owned oil company to help counter “corrupt influences” within the government — not plotting to bribe officials.
Developers of the $1 billion PennEast pipeline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit’s ruling that PennEast can’t seize New Jersey-owned land for the project, slamming the decision as “exceptionally wrong” and pointing to a recent declaratory order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission supporting PennEast’s position.
The Trump administration can’t undo former President Barack Obama's block on oil and gas drilling in large areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans because Congress didn’t explicitly provide the president with the power to revoke these protections, environmental law professors have told the Ninth Circuit.
An international tribunal on Friday rejected many of Russia's jurisdictional objections to Ukraine's allegations that Moscow has stolen its energy and fisheries resources in the waters surrounding Crimea following the larger nation's 2014 annexation of the disputed peninsula.
Scores of environmental and justice groups have urged North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to stop the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying just days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears a related case that the project threatens low-income groups as well as the climate.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday unveiled sweeping legislation aimed at accelerating the siting and development of renewable energy projects in order to meet the Empire State's ambitious climate change and decarbonization goals.
Two companies on Thursday alleged that the government hadn't properly warned them about expanded steel and aluminum tariffs, marking at least five lawsuits in three weeks by importers incensed over the Trump administration's rollout of the increases in the name of national security.
A California federal judge denied Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC’s bid Friday to escape a proposed class action alleging it underpaid workers, rejecting arguments the suit is preempted because it hinges on union contracts.
Remnants of bankrupt scrap steel recycler Bayou Steel BD Holdings LLC slid into Chapter 7 Friday after major asset sales fell millions short of amounts needed to pay off secured creditors, legal fees and expenses to close out the case in Chapter 11.
Seven Democratic senators have lodged a protest over the Trump administration's approach to oil and gas drilling in the Alaskan Arctic's National Petroleum Reserve, denouncing "a large-scale giveaway of America's public lands" that discards a 2013 compromise.
Kazakhstan was unable Friday to convince the D.C. Circuit to revive its lawsuit accusing a pair of Moldovan energy investors of violating U.S. racketeering law by fraudulently obtaining and trying to enforce a half-billion-dollar award against the country.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday a group of relatives sold off the entirety of their oil and gas interests on a tract of land, reversing a lower court ruling that the family had sold only an interest in a smaller segment of the property.
Mongolia has been hit with international arbitration over a $155 million tax bill imposed on a company developing a mine that holds one of the world's largest undeveloped copper reserves, international mining group Rio Tinto said Friday.
The Navajo Nation has signed a deal with a New Mexico county to collaborate on plans for a railroad, as the tribe looks to create new business opportunities to counter the loss of power plants around its lands, according to a Navajo statement.
After a recent Federal Circuit decision giving U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority to suspend liquidation of imported products under an ambiguous duty order, it is likely that importers will have to pay duties far sooner than in the past, say Sydney Mintzer and Timothy Lee at Mayer Brown.
Many state laws are still ambiguous about regulatory oversight of energy storage facility siting, so energy storage developers should consider proactively engaging with state regulators to determine whether they will assert jurisdiction, says Andy Flavin of Troutman Sanders.
Corporate strategy and communications surrounding the recent resignation of Alphabet's chief legal officer provide a remarkable example of what companies should not do in a crisis, says Jolie Balido at NewStar Media.
By investing in self- and social-awareness skills, transactional lawyers can make the negotiation process more productive and pleasant while also increasing post-deal stability, say Frank Williamson at Oaklyn Consulting and Mike Harrell at Latitude Advisors.
I went to law school intending to pursue a career in politics, inspired by Ted Sorensen and Gary Hart — but learning to solve problems in a new and exciting way drew me to litigation, says David Goodman of Goodman Law Group Chicago.
While ethics rules for attorney advertising vary by state and are frequently updated, there are several basic principles that all firms should understand, says Michelle King at Reputation Ink.
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in Juliana v. United States, that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge federal inaction on climate change, was remarkable because the majority seemed to concur with the dissent that failure to address the problem could lead to the country's demise, say Paul Weiland and Benjamin Rubin of Nossaman.
Although a post-Brexit transitional arrangement largely preserves the status quo between the U.K. and the EU through the end of the year, intense trade negotiations for key industries are still to come, with the possibility of a no-deal exit in 2021, say attorneys at Baker Botts.
Several developments may raise the profile of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2020, including changes to rules for renewable energy providers, delays in the appointment of new commissioners, and proposals by presidential candidates to overhaul the agency, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
Clearview AI's problematic attempt to defend its facial recognition and artificial intelligence technology provides a potent case study in potential pitfalls for lawyers working on AI issues, say Albert Fox Cahn and John Veiszlemlein at the Urban Justice Center's Surveillance Technology Oversight Project.
When contemplating a lateral move to a new law firm, lawyers should carefully review questions concerning firm structure, benefits, compensation and binding documents in order to identify obligations and potential red flags, say Amy Richardson and Lauren Snyder at Harris Wiltshire.
Ahead of next week’s Iowa caucuses, attorneys at Kirkland look at some of the major Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on international trade and the national security dimensions of technology competition, and whether they differ from the Trump administration’s current approach.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers' final rule interpreting the term “waters of the United States" furthers Trump administration efforts to narrow the Clean Water Act, but litigation challenging the new rule is inevitable, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
The California Legislature's recent effort to simplify civil litigation is laudable, but working with the Los Angeles Superior Court to make efficient litigation stipulations mandatory, rather than voluntary, would improve the process further, say professor Gary Craig and students Jasmine Gomez and Kennedy Myers at Loyola Law School.
Opportunity zone fund sponsors have been unsuccessful in attracting meaningful capital in the past, in part due to an asymmetrical emphasis on real estate development, but a thorough analysis of OZ tax provisions reveals the keys to successful investing, say Christopher Daly and Doug Killip of Synergy Alternative Capital.