Topic: Energy Law

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Supply Chain Security, Safe Harbor Program, Iran Sanctions Changes, California Fracking Rules

On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can you believe it’s been just twelve years? What do changes to US sanctions on Iran mean for American companies? (Perkins Coie) Supply chain security compliance just got a lot harder for Department of Defense contractors… (Peter McLaughlin, Rick Vacura, and Bradley Wine at Morrison… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy! The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick) Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury) Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

SEC Clarifies Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rules: What You Need to Know

“Payments made to majority-owned government transportation services to supply people or materials to an extractive job site are considered ancillary or preparatory and not subject to disclosure.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the agency’s conflict mineral and resource extraction disclosure requirements.… Read more »

A Regulatory Tsunami is Building in Washington…

The business community as a whole can expect President Obama’s second term to be one of most intense periods of regulatory activity in nearly 40 years. But the health care, energy, and financial services industries will be the hardest hit. From law firm Venable: “Several themes will shape the regulatory process over the next four… Read more »

Canada Changes Rules for Foreign Investment by State-owned Enterprises

“At the same time the government approved [the Progress Energy Resources and Nexen] acquisitions of control by Asian-based SOEs, the Prime Minister announced important changes to Canada’s policy for reviewing investments in Canada by state-owned enterprises which clearly indicate that the rules of the game for SOE investment have changed.” (Osler) Earlier this month, Canada’s… Read more »

Corporate Bankruptcy Law: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

[Link: Bill on Bankruptcy: Who’s to Blame for the Hostess Liquidation? – Bloomberg Law] The impending dissolution of Hostess Brands – maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Wonder Bread – has captured headlines over the past few weeks. But Hostess’s story isn’t the only bankruptcy law news of relevance to Corporate America. For your reference:… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

A cautionary tale kicks off this latest edition of Doing Business in China: Sixing Liu, a Chinese national with U.S. residency, was arrested and charged with export control violations when returning from a trip to China one year ago. From law firm Miller Canfield: “Liu allegedly took export-controlled technical data on military technology (Controlled Data)… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: Rewards and Penalties in Bond Covenant Consent Solicitations Under English Law (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “Two recent cases decided in the English High Court provide contrasting views… Read more »

U.S. Army Issues RFP for $7 Billion of Renewable Energy

The Army Corps of Engineers is going on an alternative energy shopping spree. From law firm Wilson Sonsini: “On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, issued a Multiple-Award Task Order Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure renewable energy… Read more »

Sunny With a Chance of Rain: Latest Updates on the Environmental Protection Agency

“You win some, you lose some,” might be the motto these days at the Environmental Protection Agency, which has recently seen a legal win in Texas, a loss in the DC District Court, and an unfortunate data breach exposing the personal financial information of nearly 8,000 employees: “The Washington Business Journal published a report of… Read more »

Latest on Hydraulic Fracturing/Fracking: A JD Supra Legal Reader

Recently David Letterman pushed the fracking debate deeper into the primetime spotlight as he voiced strong concerns over hydraulic fracturing on his “Late Show” – summing up his feelings in two words: “We’re screwed.” Regardless of your position on this highly contentious topic, one thing is clear: today, there are numerous legal ramifications to fracking.… Read more »