Energy & natural resources


Financier Worldwide Magazine

November 2016 Issue

November 2016 Issue

Operating as they do in increasingly volatile markets, global energy & natural resources companies have to deal with a range of issues on a day-to-day basis that have the potential to disrupt or damage their business, sometimes irrevocably. This is true whether their expertise is in commodities, power, oil & gas, nuclear, mining, metals & minerals, renewable or clean-tech energy. Typically, the most challenging areas to manage are policy and regulation, customer behaviour, competition, the production service model and distribution channels. Yet energy & natural resources companies need to meet these challenges head on if they are to grow and prosper in markets that are constantly subjected to changes in policy, new technologies, not to mention regulatory upheaval.

FORUM: Managing cyber and technology threats in the energy & natural resources sector

FW moderates a discussion on managing cyber and technology threats in the energy & natural resources sector between Michel de Goede at Alliander, Gerald J. Ferguson at BakerHostetler, and Roberto Minicucci at GE Oil & Gas.

The struggle to rebalance global oil markets

PPHB Saudi Arabia has thrown in the towel on pumping up its oil output. The global oil war is over –assuming there ever was a war. Those promoting the war analogy cite OPEC’s November 2014 decision to let the market set oil...

M&A in the global energy sector and natural resources space

Herbert Smith Freehills The last 12 months has been an unpredictable year for mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector. The first half of the year was relatively quiet while deal volume and values have picked up significantly in...

New technology and the US electric power industry

Edison Electric Institute Given the rapid pace of advancements in technology, Americans are using electricity in more ways than ever before. And every day, the men and women of the electric power industry are working to deliver the safe, reliable...

Risks and challenges facing Canada’s oil and gas industry: price volatility and the certainty of uncertainty

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, LLP Predictions about economic recovery in global resources markets are plentiful – unfortunately, they are not particularly consistent. The only certainty about when and how recovery will occur and what recovery will look like is that it is...

The UK energy heat map

Hogan Lovells It now seems certain that the UK will leave the EU by March 2019. It remains to be seen how Brexit will impact UK energy policy, but in the interregnum a number of moving parts continue to shift the energy landscape. Undoubtedly, this year’s...

Waste to energy – challenges and opportunities in the UK and abroad

Trowers & Hamlins LLP In this article we will consider the current challenges to developing waste to energy projects in the UK and ask whether there are opportunities for projects in the Middle East and the Far East. Why should governments encourage...

Latest developments in energy regulation in Switzerland

BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC In the aftermath of Fukushima, Switzerland launched a full review of its energy strategy for the four next decades (Energy Strategy 2050), which was initially based on the assumption that its five existing nuclear reactors were to be...

The peculiar case of the Italian market development: an outlier in the energy sector

Legance Being one of the most industrialised countries in the world, Italy is also one of the largest electricity consumers. Even if potentially able to produce, through its power plants, an amount of electric energy sufficient to entirely meet...

Ukraine’s energy efficiency fund

Dentons Ukraine, similar to other post Soviet countries, still suffers from a high level of energy consumption in its economy and very low energy efficiency. The Ukrainian government has attempted to tackle this issue for decades...

Legislative developments in Kazakhstan affecting investors in the oil & gas sector

Dentons Kazakhstan The oil and gas industry is the basis of Kazakhstan’s economy, and the current trend of low oil prices has had a significant impact on the country. This prompted its leaders to re-think investment policy and introduce changes to...




BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, LLP


Edison Electric Institute

GE Oil & Gas

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells



Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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