Energy & natural resources


Financier Worldwide Magazine

October 2018 Issue

The energy & natural resources sector is dynamic, diverse and global in scale. It has also been, in recent times, a hotbed of disruptive activities, resulting in a state of flux. Despite this, however, the long-term outlook is for increasing demand and volatility around commodity prices. Yet even uncertainty offers opportunities to those entities ready, willing and able to meet the prevailing challenges.

FORUM: Energy investigations

FW moderates a discussion on energy investigations between Jostein Kristensen, Helen Jenkins and Sahar Shamsi at Oxera Consulting LLP.

Energy CEOs face seismic changes for their businesses

PPHB A decade ago, the media was mesmerised by articles about peak oil, or when the world would potentially no longer have reasonably priced oil. The world watched oil prices rocketing toward $150 per barrel. Books such as $20 a Gallon and Half Gone became...

Midstream M&A: timing may never be better, but process matters

Kirkland & Ellis LLP The midstream sector – generally involving the gathering, processing and transportation of oil & gas hydrocarbons from the wellhead to the downstream provider – is primed for continued robust M&A activity now that the oil & gas industry has stabilised and rebounded...

Renewables and reform in European corporate PPAs

Fieldfisher LLP Volatile energy prices and rising demand for power are pushing increasing numbers of industrial end users to seek more a stable and sustainable electricity supply through corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs). The rapidly falling cost of renewables...

Asset sales, field developments and innovation underpin significant activity in UKCS

Brodies LLP The UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is enjoying a period of significant deal activity and development announcements, with more expected to be on the way. July and August saw a huge number of deals done and significant marketing activity, with Chevron announcing...

RESS – will it deliver for solar and offshore wind?

Beauchamps The high level design for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), which was recently released by the government, will bring Ireland into line with other countries by moving away from a fixed subsidy for renewable energy generators, under the existing...

Arbitration cases in the renewable energy sector following Spanish legislative changes: at a crossroads

Rousaud Costas Duran S.L.P. Over time, Spain has adopted several measures aimed at promoting sources of renewable energy, in accordance with EU directives and in step with its own domestic interests. Through Royal Decree 661/2007, a stable system of grants was established in Spain...

The future of energy: the role of Italy

CBA One of the main challenges of the coming decades is the energy issue. In the future, it is hoped, we will be able to create an ‘energy mix’ in which all energy sources are complementary to one another. In the event of such a mix, it is likely that renewable sources...

The rise of renewables

CMS The global energy landscape is rapidly changing and in recent years has undergone substantial change. More countries (especially in Asia) are industrialising and growing, each of which has a desire to seek security of supply through many factors...

Current trends in the Philippine mining and energy sectors

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia The Philippines’ relatively small geographical area belies its potential for growth in mining and energy. Various sources, from the US State Department to different international publications, recognise its immense untapped mining potential, in particular...

Q&A: Capital stacks for investment in the US renewable energy sector

FW moderates a discussion on capital stacks for investment in the US renewable energy sector between Chris LeWand at FTI Consulting Inc., Brian Greene at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Eli M. Katz at Latham & Watkins, and Lance Brasher at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Brodies LLP



Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia


FTI Consulting Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins

Oxera Consulting LLP


Rousaud Costas Duran S.L.P.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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