Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf – Utilities, Power and Pipelines /en/Services/Industries/UtilitiesPowerandPipelines FERC Is Serious About Enforcing Its Rules and Regulations – Are Companies Ready? Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/09/FERCIsSeriousAboutEnforcingItsRulesandRegulationsAreCompaniesReady <p>This article appeared in the <em>ATLP Highlights</em> edition of September to October 2007, written by Elias G. Farrah and Sonia C. Mendonca.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:13 GMT EU Energy Sector: Effective Competition Policy versus Political Interventionism Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/03/EUEnergySectorEffectiveCompetitionPolicyversusPoliticalInterventionism <p>This article appeared in <em>Utilities Law Review</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:54 GMT Power For The People: South Africa Can Look Forward to a New Era of Investment in and Security of Its Energy Sector Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/03/PowerForThePeopleSouthAfricaCanLookForwardtoaNewEraofInvestmentinandSecurityofItsEnergySector <p>This article appeared at <em>The Lawyer.com</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:54 GMT East and West Coast States Take Divergent Paths on Carbon Cap and Trade for Suppliers of Electricity Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/04/EastandWestCoastStatesTakeDivergentPathsonCarbonCapandTradeforSuppliersofElectricity <p>This article appeared in the April 2007 edition of the <em>ABA Air Quality Committee Newsletter</em> (Vol. 10, No. 2)</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:54 GMT Kudu gas-to-power investment decision expected in early 2008 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/10/Kudugastopowerinvestmentdecisionexpectedinearly2008 <p>This article appeared in the October 26, 2007 edition of <em>Engineering News Online</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT West Africa’s Energy Promise Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/10/WestAfricasEnergyPromise <p>This article was published in <em>The Journal of International Security Affairs</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT Vessel and US Port Air Emissions Update: Federal and State Actions Seek to Impose Strict Uniform Vessel and Port Emissions Regulations Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2007/12/VesselandUSPortAirEmissionsUpdateFederalandStateActionsSeektoImposeStrictUniformVesselandPortEmissionsRegulations <p>This article appeared in the December 2007 edition of the <em>MarineNews.</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT The World of ‘Green’ Impacts Commercial Leasing Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/03/TheWorldofGreenImpactsCommercialLeasing <p>New York Partner Peter S. Britell’s article, with assistance from Jennifer B. Magalhaes, from the <em>New York Law Journal.</em></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:59 GMT Project Finance Specialist Nabil Khodadad Joins LeBoeuf Lamb London Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/06/ProjectFinanceSpecialistNabilKhodadadJoinsLeBoeufLambLondon <p>(London, June 11, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae announces that Nabil Khodadad joins the firm as a partner in its London office. He brings the total number of partners based in London to 35. He is bringing with him a team of associates.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:53 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Lundin Petroleum on Gazprom Option for Caspian Sea’s Lagansky Block Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/07/LeBoeufLambAdvisesLundinPetroleumonGazpromOptionforCaspianSeasLaganskyBlock <p>(Moscow, July 19, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP has advised Swedish independent energy company Lundin Petroleum AB on a call option arrangement with the Russian state-owned gas giant, JSC Gazprom.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:53 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Newfield Exploration Company on the Sale of its North Sea Business to Centrica Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/09/LeBoeufLambAdvisesNewfieldExplorationCompanyontheSaleofitsNorthSeaBusinesstoCentrica <p>(London, September 18, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae has advised Newfield Exploration Company on the sale of its UK subsidiary, Newfield UK Holdings Limited to Centrica plc, for a consideration of $486.4 million, subject to the UK government approvals.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:54 GMT Challenges of Hydroelectric Compliance: Best Management Practices for Licensees Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2008/10/ChallengesofHydroelectricComplianceBestManagementPracticesforLicensees <p>The owners and operators of hydroelectric projects face an increasingly costly and complex compliance regime imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") through licenses issued pursuant to Part I of the Federal Power Act ("FPA"). This paper provides an overview of the sources of those compliance obligations, FERC’s oversight of hydroelectric projects, and the tools available to project owners and operators to overcome the challenges of hydroelectric compliance.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT East and West Coast States Take Divergent Paths on Carbon Cap and Trade for Suppliers of Electricity Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/04/EastandWestCoastStatesTakeDivergentPathsonCarbonCapandTradeforSuppliersofElectricity <p>This article appeared in the April 2007 edition of the <em>ABA Air Quality Committee Newsletter</em> (Vol. 10, No. 2)</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT FERC Proposes New Transparency Rules for Intrastate Natural Gas Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/07/FERCProposesNewTransparencyRulesforIntrastateNaturalGasPipelines <p>This article appeared in the <em>ATLP Highlights</em> edition of July to August 2007, written by Elias G. Farrah and Brett A. Snyder.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT FERC’s Order No. 890: Open Access Transmission Tariff Reform Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/02/FERCsOrderNo890OpenAccessTransmissionTariffReform Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT Gas Regulation 2008 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2008/07/GasRegulation2008 <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation 2008," published by <em>Global Legal Group.<br /> </em></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT Global Legal Group: Questions for the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gas Regulation 2008 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2008/01/GlobalLegalGroupQuestionsfortheInternationalComparativeLegalGuidetoGasRegulation2008 <p>This article is written by Scott J. Mueller and Elias G. Farrah dated January 2008 for the USA gas chapter.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:54 GMT Mongolian Mining Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/09/MongolianMining <p>This article on Mongolian Mining appeared in the <em>Project Finance International</em> on September 5, 2007 written by Dewey & LeBoeuf London Associate Matthew Hinxman.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:55 GMT The New Era in Transmission Infrastructure Investment Incentives Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/05/TheNewErainTransmissionInfrastructureInvestmentIncentives <p>This article was written by Elias G. Farrah and Rebecca J. Michael appeared in the <em>ATLP Highlights</em> edition of May 2007.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:56 GMT The Transition to Mandatory Reliability Standards Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/10/TheTransitiontoMandatoryReliabilityStandards <p>This article was written by Elias G. Farrah and Rebecca J. Michael appeared in the <em>ATLP Highlights</em> edition of October 2007.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:56 GMT The World of ‘Green’ Impacts Commercial Leasing Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2009/03/TheWorldofGreenImpactsCommercialLeasing <p>New York Partner Peter S. Britell’s article, with assistance from Jennifer B. Magalhaes, from the <em>New York Law Journal.</em></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:56 GMT Transmission Investment Through Pricing Reform Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/07/TransmissionInvestmentThroughPricingReform <p>This article was written by Elias G. Farrah and Rebecca J. Michael appeared in the ATLP Highlights edition of July 2007.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:56 GMT Update: Transmission Investment Through Pricing Reform Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2007/04/UpdateTransmissionInvestmentThroughPricingReform <p>This article was written by Elias G. Farrah and Rebecca J. Michael appeared in the <em>ATLP Highlights</em> edition of April 2007.</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:47:56 GMT Brazil’s New Natural Gas Law Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/05/20090514_BrazilsNewNaturalGasLaw Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:30 GMT Calls for Climate Change Reporting Prompt Companies to Evaluate Disclosure Policies Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/11/CallsforClimateChangeReportingPromptCompaniestoEvaluateDisclosurePolicies Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:30 GMT Carbon Costs Present Threat to Economic Viability of Electric Utilities: Carbon Disclosure Project 4: Electric Utilities 265 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/02/CarbonCostsPresentThreattoEconomicViabilityofElectricUtilitiesCarbonDisclosureProject4ElectricUtilities265 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:30 GMT China’s National Climate Change Programme Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/06/ChinasNationalClimateChangeProgramme Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:30 GMT Energy & Utilities Industry M&A Developments in 2006 and a Look Forward to 2007 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/02/EnergyUtilitiesIndustryMADevelopmentsin2006andaLookForwardto2007 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:32 GMT FERC Proposes Liberalizing Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Release Rules Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/11/FERCProposesLiberalizingInterstateNaturalGasPipelineCapacityReleaseRules Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:34 GMT Meeting the Energy Challenge Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/06/MeetingtheEnergyChallenge Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:37 GMT New Uncertainty for Power Plants: Second Circuit Remands EPA’s Phase II Cooling Water Intake Rule Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/03/NewUncertaintyforPowerPlantsSecondCircuitRemandsEPAsPhaseIICoolingWaterIntakeRule Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:38 GMT New York City’s PlaNYC 2030 – Energy Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges for NYC Energy Suppliers and Building Owners Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/05/NewYorkCitysPlaNYC2030EnergyInitiativesOpportunitiesandChallengesforNYCEnergySuppliersandBuildingOwners Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:38 GMT Planning for a Sustainable Future Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/05/PlanningforaSustainableFuture Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:40 GMT Private Sector Challenges Ahead For New Nuclear Build In the UK Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/03/PrivateSectorChallengesAheadForNewNuclearBuildIntheUK Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:29:40 GMT VOLT: an update on recent energy capital markets developments Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/Newsletters/VOLTanupdateonrecentenergycapitalmarketsdevelopments/20090220_Volt Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:38:14 GMT VOLT: an update on recent energy capital markets developments Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/Newsletters/VOLTanupdateonrecentenergycapitalmarketsdevelopments/20090618_Volt Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:32:32 GMT DOE Transmission Planning Funding Opportunity Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/06/20090619_DOETransmissionPlanningFundingOpportunity Wed, 24 Jun 2009 23:24:36 GMT Climate Change Legislative Update: House of Representatives Passes Comprehensive Climate and Energy Legislation Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/06/20090629_ClimateChangeLegislativeUpdate Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:55:05 GMT Treasury Publishes Guidelines for Renewable Energy Cash Grant Program Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/07/20090713_TreasuryPublishesGuidelinesforRenewableEnergyCashGrantProgram Mon, 13 Jul 2009 19:54:07 GMT President Jacob Zuma Announces Fourth Post-Apartheid Cabinet Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/05/20090511_PresidentJacobZumaAnnouncesFourthPostApartheidCabinet Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:22:51 GMT Commission Warns of Forced Break-Ups in EU Energy Sector Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/01/20070112_CommissionWarnsofForcedBreakUpsinEUEnergySector Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:09:52 GMT The Impact Of House Climate Legislation On FERC Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/07/20090731_TheImpactOfHouseClimateLegislationOnFERC <p>Now that the House has passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) and parallel legislation is making its way through the Senate process, it is appropriate to consider what roles the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may assume if a climate change law is enacted.</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2009 14:33:12 GMT FERC and The Financial Crisis Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Publications/AttorneyArticles/2008/12/FERCandTheFinancialCrisis <p><em>Law360,</em> New York (December 15, 2008) — In its issuances to date, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) has referred to the financial crisis infrequently. Two Commission orders, however, do discuss the crisis in some detail, with one such discussion appearing in a dissent. Also, FERC has scheduled a technical conference for Jan. 13, 2009 to cover “long-term capital financing” and “short-term credit issues.”</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:31 GMT Middle East and North Africa Project Financing Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/08/MiddleEastandNorthAfricaProjectFinancing <p>The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region is the world’s largest project finance market. Despite the recent hike in oil prices and the resulting budget surpluses for many governments in the region, the funding requirements for energy and infrastructure projects continue to grow. Much of that growth is fuelled by government initiatives to attract investment and to modernise the region’s economies and infrastructure.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT DOE Designates National-Interest Transmission Corridor Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/10/DOEDesignatesNationalInterestTransmissionCorridor <p>The DOE on Oct. 5 published its report and order designating two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs) under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) – the Mid-Atlantic Area NIETC, which includes the Atlantic coastal area from metropolitan New York through northern Virginia; and the Southwest Area NIETC, including parts of southern California and Arizona.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT FERC Sets New Transparency Rules For Intrastate Natural Gas Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/10/FERCSetsNewTransparencyRulesForIntrastateNaturalGasPipelines <p>The FERC, in April, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding natural gas transportation that exercises its expanded market transparency authority under § 23 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), a section newly added by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. See, 18 CFR Parts 260 & 284 Transparency Provisions of § 23 of the Natural Gas Act; Transparency Provisions of the Energy Policy Act, 119 FERC ¶ 61,068 (2007).</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT Supreme Court to Review Finality of Power Contracts Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/10/SupremeCourttoReviewFinalityofPowerContracts <p>On January 19, 2008, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument regarding the finality of fixed-rate, forward power contracts. At issue was whether the rates for such contracts could be modified on the grounds that there was a dysfunctional market place at the time of execution, which resulted in unjust and unreasonable rates. The Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision implicates the long-standing Mobile-Sierra doctrine, which generally holds that the rates in contracts cannot subsequently be altered absent a showing that such modification is required by the public interest.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT FERC and The Financial Crisis Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/12/FERCandTheFinancialCrisis <p><em>Law360,</em> New York (December 15, 2008) — In its issuances to date, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) has referred to the financial crisis infrequently. Two Commission orders, however, do discuss the crisis in some detail, with one such discussion appearing in a dissent. Also, FERC has scheduled a technical conference for Jan. 13, 2009 to cover “long-term capital financing” and “short-term credit issues.”</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT FERC Acts Under the Transparency Provisions of the Natural Gas Act to Issue a Rulemaking Final Order Adding New Posting Requirements for Natural Gas Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/03/FERCActsUndertheTransparencyProvisionsoftheNaturalGasActtoIssueaRulemakingFinalOrderAddingNewPostingRequirementsforNaturalGasPipelines <p>On November 20, 2008, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a rulemaking final order, Order No. 720, adding new internet posting requirements for interstate and major non-interstate (mostly intrastate) pipelines. Order No. 720 implements section 23 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. § 717t-2, which authorizes FERC to “facilitate price transparency in markets for the sale or transportation of physical natural gas in interstate commerce.” Section 23, added to the NGA by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, also gives FERC responsibility for collecting and disseminating “information about the availability and prices of natural gas at wholesale and in interstate commerce.” These informational posting requirements are yet another step in the direction of increasing public access to transportation or transmission related information. The Commission maintains that these additional requirements will help market participants better assess the effect that non-interstate pipeline gas flows have on prices in the interstate wholesale gas market.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:43:37 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Beijing Grows Energy Practice with New Partner Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/06/LeBoeufLambBeijingGrowsEnergyPracticewithNewPartner <p>(Beijing, June 20, 2007) — LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae announces that Dirk P. Walker has joined the firm as a partner and will be based in its Beijing office.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:44:28 GMT LeBoeuf Lamb Advises Basell on its $700 Million Offer to Acquire Shell Refinery in the South of France Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2007/08/LeBoeufLambAdvisesBasellonits700MillionOffertoAcquireShellRefineryintheSouthofFrance <p>(Paris / London, August 8, 2007) – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae has advised Basell on its offer to acquire the Shell oil refinery and associated infrastructure and businesses at the Berre l’Etang petrochemical complex in the south of France.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:44:28 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises ArcelorMittal on its $720 Million Russian Mining Acquisition Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/01/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesArcelorMittalonits720MillionRussianMiningAcquisition <p>(London, 31 January 2008) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is advising ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, on its acquisition from a subsidiary of Severstal, the Russian Federation’s largest steel company, for a total consideration of US$720 million of three coal mines, associated mining licences and other related assets, all located in the Kemerovo Region of the Russian Federation. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, was announced today.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:44:29 GMT FERC Initiates Proceedings on Smart Grid Policy Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/03/FERCInitiatesProceedingsonSmartGridPolicy <p>On March 19, 2009, FERC issued a Proposed Policy Statement and Action Plan (Proposed Policy Statement) providing guidance to the industry and to inform the development of a smart grid for the United States’ electric transmission system. Smart Grid investments are expected to apply digital technologies to the grid and enable real-time coordination of information from generation supply resources, demand resources and distributed energy resources, to increase the efficiency of the grid and result in savings in the provision of electric service. FERC’s actions address the mandate under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that FERC adopt standards and protocols to ensure smart grid functionality and interoperability in interstate transmission of electric power and in regional and wholesale electric markets.</p> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:00:17 GMT Second Circuit Vacates Issuance of Hydroelectric License Based on FERC’s Procedural Missteps Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/08/20090817_SecondCircuitVacatesIssuanceofHydroelectricLicenseBasedonFERCsProceduralMissteps Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:51:18 GMT South Africa’s REFIT Programme Starts to Take Shape Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/08/20090817_SouthAfricasREFITProgrammeStartstoTakeShape Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:56:27 GMT Legislative Update: Waxman and Markey Introduce Climate Change, Renewable Electricity and Carbon Capture Legislation Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/05/20090519_LegislativeUpdateWaxmanandMarkeyIntroduceClimateChangeLegislation Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:49:32 GMT 2007 – The Year of the Financial Buyer Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/02/20080222_2007TheYearoftheFinancialBuyer Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:05:15 GMT 2008 – A Year Like No Other: Consolidation Continues Amid Turmoil And Uncertainty Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/20090203_2008AYearLikeNoOtherConsolidationContinuesAmidTurmoilAndUncertainty Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:30:06 GMT The Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 Codifies and Tightens the Exon-Florio Review Process Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/07/20070727_TheForeignInvestmentandNationalSecurityActof2007CodifiestheExonFlorioReviewProcess Mon, 02 Nov 2009 16:54:56 GMT The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Finalizes its Rule to Improve the Operations of Organized Wholesale Electric Markets Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/10/20081028_TheFederalEnergyRegulatoryCommissionFinalizesitsRuletoImprovetheOperationsofElectricMarkets Tue, 03 Nov 2009 12:41:07 GMT House Climate Legislation Creates New Roles for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/07/20090706_HouseClimateLegislationCreatesNewRolesfortheFederalEnergyRegulatoryCommission Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:33:43 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf advises China National Petroleum Corporation on C$500 million Canadian acquisition Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2009/03/DeweyLeBoeufadvisesChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationonC500millionCanadianacquisition <p>(London, Beijing, March 11, 2009) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is advising CNPC International Ltd (CNPCI), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, on its acquisition of Canada’s Verenex Energy, Inc, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The deal value is approximately C$500 million (£280 million; $350 million).</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:46:12 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Announces Expansion and Investment In Middle East and Africa; Global Firm to Launch in Abu Dhabi and Doha in Early 2009 Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/10/DeweyLeBoeufAnnouncesExpansionandInvestmentInMiddleEastandAfricaGlobalFirmtoLaunchinAbuDhabiandDohainEarly2009 <p>(New York, October 21, 2008) – Dewey & LeBoeuf today announces its intention to open further offices in major Middle East commercial centers, following the success of its January 2008 Dubai launch. In addition, two partners are relocating from London and New York to the firm’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:46:59 GMT <i>Public Utilities Fortnightly</i> Recognizes William S. Lamb as "Groundbreaking Lawyer" Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2009/11/20091120_PublicUtilitiesFortnightlyRecognizesWilliamSLambasGroundbreakingLawyer Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:46:28 GMT Financial Institutions Obtain Increased Flexibility to Invest in Utility Voting Securities Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/10/20071023_FinancialInstitutionsObtainIncreasedFlexibilitytoInvestinUtilityVotingSecurities Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:25:20 GMT Creative Licensing Approach Maximizes Benefits for Licensee, Government and Stakeholders in Approval of Major Incremental Hydropower Project Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/12/20091201_CreativeLicensingApproachMaximizesBenefitsforLicensee Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:00:57 GMT New Source Review: Coal-Fired Power in the Enforcement Crosshairs Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/03/NewSourceReviewCoalFiredPowerintheEnforcementCrosshairs Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:59:17 GMT FERC Applies Significant Reporting Obligation to All Purchasers And Sellers of Natural Gas – May 1, 2009 Deadline Looming Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/03/FERCAppliesSignificantReportingObligationtoAllPurchasersAndSellersofNaturalGasMay12009DeadlineLooming Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:02:08 GMT President Obama’s Proposed $3.55 trillion Federal Budget Provides Further Insight into the Design of the Federal Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/PresidentObamasProposed355trillionFederalBudgetProvidesFurtherInsightintotheDesignoftheFederalProgramtoReduceGreenhouseGasEmissions Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:06:30 GMT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Key Energy Provisions Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/02/AmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentActof2009KeyEnergyProvisions Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:09:35 GMT American Recovery and Reinvestment: Energy Stimulus Provisions under Draft Appropriations and Tax Bills Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/01/AmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentEnergyStimulusProvisionsunderDraftAppropriationsandTaxBills Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:14:18 GMT Obama’s Energy & Environment Team Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/12/ObamasEnergyEnvironmentTeam Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:17:23 GMT FERC Issues Market Transparency Rulemaking Order Imposing Daily Posting Requirements on Intrastate Pipelines and Other Non-Interstate Pipelines and Expanding the Posting Obligations of Interstate Pipelines Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/11/FERCIssuesMarketTransparencyRulemakingOrderImposingDailyPostingRequirementsonIntrastatePipelinesandOtherNonInterstatePipelinesandExpandingthePostingObligationsofInterstatePipelines Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:26:34 GMT FERC Issues Rulemaking Orders on Market Transparency Transactions Reporting and Electronic Tariff Filings Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/09/FERCIssuesRulemakingOrdersonMarketTransparencyTransactionsReportingandElectronicTariffFilings Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:33:10 GMT Passive Investors in New York Electric and Steam Corporations May Be Required to Obtain Regulatory Pre-Approval to Purchase Any Additional Electric or Steam Corporation Stock or Bonds Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/07/PassiveInvestorsinNewYorkElectricandSteamCorporationsMayBeRequiredtoObtainRegulatoryPreApprovaltoPurchaseAnyAdditionalElectricorSteamCorporationStockorBonds Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:35:43 GMT FERC Issues Orders Approving Settlements in Enforcement Proceedings Addressing Capacity Release, Shipper-Must-Have-Title and Buy-Sell Violations Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/11/FERCIssuesOrdersApprovingSettlementsinEnforcementProceedingsAddressingCapacityReleaseShipperMustHaveTitleandBuySellViolations Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:48:34 GMT FERC Issues Preliminary Findings of Market Manipulation of Natural Gas Markets; Proposed Penalties Amount To $458 Million Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/07/FERCIssuesPreliminaryFindingsofMarketManipulationofNaturalGasMarketsProposedPenaltiesAmountTo458Million Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:51:19 GMT FERC Issues Supplemental Merger Policy Statement: Ring-Fencing to Prevent Cross-Subsidization Gains Prominence Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/07/FERCIssuesSupplementalMergerPolicyStatementRingFencingtoPreventCrossSubsidizationGainsProminence Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:53:52 GMT DC Circuit Court Confirms FERC Tax Policy on Pass-Through Vehicles Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2007/06/DCCircuitCourtConfirmsFERCTaxPolicyonPassThroughVehicles Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:56:28 GMT Taxpayer Wins LILO Case in the Court of Federal Claims Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2010/04/20100407_TaxpayerWinsLILOCaseintheCourtofFederalClaims Wed, 07 Apr 2010 11:46:20 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station on a $770 Million Secured Financing Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/07/20100705_DeweyLeBoeufRepresentsEkibastuz Tue, 06 Jul 2010 10:12:33 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Lawyers Author White Paper on Policy for Smart Grid Development Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/10/DeweyLeBoeufLawyersAuthorWhitePaper Thu, 21 Oct 2010 16:29:50 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents AGL Resources in $3.1 Billion Acquisition of Nicor Inc. Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/12/DeweyLeBoeufRepresentsAGLResources Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:31:25 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Public Service Enterprise Group in the $687 Million Sale of its Texas Generating Assets Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/01/DeweyLeBoeufRepresentsPublicServiceEnterprise Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:40:33 GMT Intellectual Property Concerns in the Development of a Smart Grid Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2009/07/20090722_IntellectualPropertyConcernsintheDevelopmentofaSmartGrid Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:33:27 GMT U.S. EPA Proposes Utility MACT to Reduce Mercury and Other Hazardous Air Pollutants from Power Plants Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2011/03/20110324_USEPAProposesUtilityMACT Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:53:34 GMT Charlotte Chamber Summit Series: Energy Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Events/2011/11/CharlotteChamberSummitSeries <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf is a sponsor of Charlotte Chamber’s Summit Series on Energy. Recent relocations and expansions of energy and energy related companies further position Charlotte as a North American energy capital. This program will explore how this industry came to play such an integral role in the Charlotte region and what lies ahead for this exciting new landscape of Charlotte’s future. John G. Klauberg, co-chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Utilities, Power and Pipeline Global Industry Sector Group, will participate.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:09:36 GMT 25th Annual Power and Utilities M&A Symposium Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/Events/2012/01/25thAnnualPowerandUtilitiesMASymposium <p>The SNL Center for Financial Education in collaboration with Dewey & LeBoeuf will again host the 25th Annual Power and Utilities M&A Symposium at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park in New York. This symposium attracts senior utility executives, policy makers and directors of financial and legal advisory firms.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:58:50 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Advises on EBRD Investment in US$167 Million Georgian Hydropower Plant Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/09/DeweyLeBoeufAdvisesonEBRD <p>(LONDON/ABU DHABI, September 23, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf has advised Georgia Urban Enerji Ltd (GUE), a subsidiary of Turkey’s Anadolu Group, on the acquisition of a five percent stake in the company’s equity by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of the US$167 million financing of a hydropower plant in Georgia.</p> <p>The Paravani Hydroelectric Power Plant will be an 87 MW run-of-river facility. GUE will construct the Paravani project in the south west of Georgia, with transmission lines connected to the Georgian and Turkish power grids.</p> <p>Federico Salinas, the Anadolu Group relationship partner, commented: "Over the years, we have had the pleasure of assisting the Anadolu Group on a range of investments and acquisitions in Turkey and abroad. We are proud to be associated with one of Turkey’s leading industrial conglomerates. Our Firm’s regional ambitions closely match the Anadolu Group’s aspirations and we hope to be able to continue to grow alongside them."</p> <p>Project Finance partner Stephen Jurgenson commented, "The EBRD’s equity investment really gets this project under way. The Paravani plant will bring much greater energy security to Georgia and Turkey, as well as helping both countries to meet carbon reduction commitments. The project illustrates our strength in project financing and adds to our extensive experience of infrastructure projects in Georgia."</p> <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf has also advised GUE on the debt financing of the project, with loans from EBRD, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and Turkish Industrial Development Bank.</p> <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf’s team is led by Mr. Jurgenson, based in Abu Dhabi, who is working with Associate Alistair Wishart in London. Mr. Salinas is based in London.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:46:01 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Adds Litigation Partner to Moscow Practice Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/09/DeweyLeBoeufAdds <p>(MOSCOW –September 26, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has announced the hire of litigation and arbitration partner Nane Oganesyan, and her associate Dmitry Ivanov. Ms. Oganesyan joins the firm from Norton Rose to head the Russia/CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group.</p> <p>Brian Zimbler, Moscow Managing Partner, commented: "We’re delighted to welcome Nane and Dmitry to the Moscow practice and look forward to Nane’s team driving forward our significant work on contentious matters. Her substantial experience in complex litigation and international arbitrations will be extremely well received by our clients."</p> <p>Ms. Oganesyan has represented leading Russian and international clients in a number of high-profile international arbitration proceedings and has led arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and ICAC rules. She also conducts complex Russian litigation proceedings, among others, in the corporate, energy and infrastructure sectors.</p> <p>Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Moscow team advises clients on international and Russian arbitrations and litigation, mediation, risk management and white collar defense matters across a broad spectrum of sectors, including finance, energy and insurance. The team works closely with the firm’s litigators in London, New York and other offices worldwide.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:46:53 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Hires Energy Specialist Marc Hammerson in London Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2011/09/DLHiresEnergySpecialist (London, September 30, 2011) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is pleased to announce that Marc Hammerson will join the firm as a partner in its Project Finance and Infrastructure Practice. Mr. Hammerson joins the firm from Stephenson Harwood. <br /><br />Oil & Gas Sector Group Head John LaMaster commented: "Marc is a genuine all-rounder, with skills and experience in all types of energy projects. What’s more, he has advised on projects around the world, so he is a perfect fit for our global practice." <br /><br />Mr. Hammerson’s capabilities cover the full range of transactions in the energy field, including M&A, project financing, energy derivative transactions, private equity investments and listings. His experience is truly global, with a particular focus on projects in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. In the course of his career, Mr. Hammerson has undertaken three in-house secondments with major energy clients. Mr. Hammerson is a frequent speaker at energy events and is recommended in the <em>Chambers</em> and <em>Legal 500</em> guides. <br /><br />Marc Hammerson commented: "I am very pleased to be joining Dewey & LeBoeuf’s top tier energy practice. The London office’s position as a hub for energy projects around the world will allow me to continue to grow my practice, with the support of the firm’s reputation and significant international resources." <br /><br />Dewey & LeBoeuf has grown its highly rated global energy practice with several key hires in 2011. In May, Jochen Terpitz joined the firm from Allen & Overy, along with two associates. Mr. Terpitz is based in the Frankfurt office, and advises on all aspects of power projects across Europe with particular expertise in renewable energy projects. In January, Partners Karl V. Hopkins and Steven P. Otillar joined the firm from Baker & McKenzie LLP, along with Local Partner Shon C. Ramey and Senior Counsel Christopher S. Farrar. All are well known for their US domestic and international energy work. Mr. Otillar and Mr. Farrar are based in the firm’s Houston office, whilst Mr. Hopkins is based in the Doha office and Mr. Ramey in the Abu Dhabi office. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:41:42 GMT FERC Order No. 1000: Are The States Up To It? Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2011/10/FERCOrderNo1000 <p>This summer, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 1000, its long-awaited rulemaking to reform its policies on transmission planning and cost allocation. Among other things, FERC now requires that electric transmission providers consider state and federal public policy requirements – such as renewable portfolio standards (RPS) – in their regional transmission planning processes, and that they develop a cost-allocation methodology for any such projects selected in a regional planning process.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:14 GMT