Top Employers for Energy Law in Germany

Azur magazine’s latest issue profiles the top law firms, corporations, and government agencies in Germany working on energy law. This issue also includes an article on energy project planning in Germany and the EU. All materials are in German.

Azur JUVE Karrieremagazin für junge Juristen
01/2011
Top-Arbeitgeber im Energiewirtschaftsrecht (Best Employers in Energy Law)
Parissa Kerkhoff
pages 57-61.

The article is not online, but Azur’s homepage is available at:
http://www.azur-online.de/nachrichten/

 

 

Comparative Study of Oil Exploration and Development Regimes

Bain and Company and the Brazilian Law Firm of Tozzini Freire Advogados authored a multi-part comparative study of oil and gas production regimes around the world. The study was produced for Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social) to help Brazil design a scheme to develop its large offshore oil reserves. The study is published exclusively in Portuguese, but the charts and bibliographies will be useful to all. The study constitutes of the following 4 reports.

RELATÓRIO I – REGIMES JURÍDICO-REGULATÓRIOS E CONTRATUAIS DE E&P DE PETRÓLEO

Report 1: Legal and  Regulatory Arrangements and Contracts For Oil Exploration & Production

557 pages

RELATÓRIO II – FUNDOS FINANCEIROS BASEADOS EM RECEITAS DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS

Report 2:Financial Funds Based on Income from Oil and Gas Receipts  (Sovereign wealth funds, etc.)

170 pages

RELATÓRIO III – DESENVOLVIMENTO DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS E INVESTIMENTOS EM E&P

Report 3: Development of the Chain of Production of Investments in Oil and Gas Exploration.

473 pages

ESTUDOS DE ALTERNATIVAS REGULATÓRIAS, INSTITUCIONAIS E FINANCEIRAS PARA A EXPLORAÇÃO EPRODUÇÃO DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS NATURAL E PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO INDUSTRIAL DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS NATURAL NO BRASIL

Studies of Regulatory Institutional and Financial Alternatives for Oil and Gas Exploration and the Development of the Chain of Production for Oil and Natural Gas in Brazil.

238 pages

All four reports are available full-text at:

http://www.tozzinifreire.com.br/portugues/Noticias/arquivos092009.php

http://www.tozzinifreire.com.br/portugues/Noticias/index.php

Hap tip to attorney Luiz Antonio Maia Espínola de Lemos who helped author the reports and posted them on the Tozzini Freire Web site. 

Muito obrigado!

Long titles of Chinese statutes

The International Energy Agency book “Cleaner Coal in China” has posted its annexes online. Annex III includes a list of Chinese  statutes related to renewable energy and environmental law. The Annex provides the full title of each statute in English and Chinese, in addition to information on the date of passage, entry into force, and the government organ that issued the law.  Because uniform translations of statutes are uncommon, having the dates and the decree numbers of the government bodies helps locate the full-text in English or Chinese of these laws in databases, such as LexisNexis China Law Database, IsinoLaw, LawInfoChina and Westlaw China. Let’s hope that all publications will provide such complete and useful bibliographic references to Chinese legislation.

Cleaner Coal in China http://www.iea.org/w/bookshop/add.aspx?id=355

Book Annexes: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/nppdf/free/2009/Coal_china2009_annexes.pdf