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Tips for Trading Compliance During a Pandemic

Energy Legal Blog®

As many workplaces shutter and transition to telecommuting in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reminded that change always brings with it compliance risk. Even if your company has an emergency plan in place, assessing its effectiveness early and making adjustments as needed can avoid lapses in compliance...

UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law

Contributing Author Dr. Raed Safadi, Chief Economic Advisor, Dubai Investment Development Agency On 23 September 2018, one of the most anticipated legal developments in the UAE was brought to life. The UAE issued Federal Decree-Law No. 19/2018 on Foreign Direct...

Under Pressure: Pricing in the Middle East Construction Market

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I’ve now been in Dubai for 9 weeks since relocating from Bracewell’s London office.  In the construction industry here, there’s one thing to the forefront of everyone’s minds: price. That’s always been the way of course, in the UAE or any other jurisdiction. But the low oil price era...

IGSP – the new kid on the block, writes Bracewell

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The regional pipeline of renewable deals is getting bolder and achieving unprecedented scales: in 2019 alone Abu Dhabi is planning to roll outs its 2GW of PV solar IPP, Dubai its DEWA V 900MW PV solar IPP, Qatar its phased 900MW PV solar IPP and Saudi Arabia its second round of renewables totaling in excess of 1.5GW (spread across 7...

FERC Issues Transmission Notices of Inquiry Focused on Return on Equity and Transmission Incentives

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On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued two Notices of Inquiry (“NOIs”). One NOI focuses on FERC’s approach to determining the Return on Equity (“ROE”) for FERC jurisdictional electric transmission and cost-based wholesale power rates (“ROE Inquiry”)...