Energy & natural resources


Financier Worldwide Magazine

November 2015 Issue

November 2015 Issue

For global energy & natural resources companies, the last few years have been a time of considerable disruption due to a combination of policy, technological, market and customer change. Indeed, according to PwC’s ‘Global Power & Utilities Survey’ (May 2015), the disruption seen in five key areas – policy and regulation, customer behaviour, competition, the production service model, and distribution channels – is transforming how the sector goes about planning, delivering and managing electric, gas, oil and water services throughout the world. For now, major changes are still facing the sector as it comes to terms with the prospect of a very different energy & natural resources landscape in the future.

FORUM: Disputes in the energy & natural resources sector

FW moderates a discussion on disputes in the energy & natural resources sector between Jeffrey Sullivan at Allen & Overy LLP, Andy Moody at Eversheds, Ted Greeno at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Andrew Hutcheon at Watson Farley & Williams LLP.

Terms of recent utility acquisitions reflect favourable market for sellers

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Recently announced acquisitions of electric and gas utilities reveal a trend toward seller-favourable terms in this sector. In addition to purchase prices that in many cases have been at a significant premium to market prices, the terms of recent...

Adapting project finance to the new era of distributed energy projects

Andrews Kurth LLP We have lived through a time period in which the project finance of renewable energy power plants became an important theme on the world energy and finance stage. That period is now fading away and renewable energy bankers will require new...

Impact of the low price environment on Canada’s oil and gas sector

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP It has been a rough ride for the Canadian oil and gas sector since oil prices started their dramatic decline over a year ago. The oil patch in Canada looks very different today from what it looked like then. And we anticipate that within another six...

Brazil’s 13th concession bid round – the challenging bid round

Felsberg Advogados On 7 October 2015, Brazil’s 13th concession bid round, held by the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel Agency (ANP), offered 266 exploratory blocks – 182 located onshore and 84 offshore. In addition, 11 marginal fields were...

Transformation in Australia’s electricity sector – power to the people

Minter Ellison The majority of Australia’s electricity generation and distribution systems were built last century, at a time when the delivery of energy services was still considered a core responsibility of government and prudent energy policy meant supporting large...

Q&A: Managing cyber security and technology risks in the energy & natural resources sector

FW moderates a discussion on managing cyber security and technology risks between Mike Gillespie at Advent IM Ltd, Michel de Goede at Alliander, Paul Lowrie at Clyde & Co LLP, and Robert Minicucci at GE Oil & Gas.


Advent IM Ltd

Allen & Overy LLP


Andrews Kurth LLP

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Clyde & Co LLP


Felsberg Advogados

GE Oil & Gas

Minter Ellison

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

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