Russia announces its global LNG ambitions

The Russian Government has recently adopted a long-term programme for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production (Decree No. 640-p dated 16 March 2021) (the Programme). The key drivers for the Programme are global LNG market trends, which are showing a steady increase in LNG demand. The key focus points are the effective and … Read more

Decarbonisation of the LNG Supply Chain: challenges and the way forward

Why decarbonisation? Projections from various organisations all show a significant role for gas in the energy mix to meet global energy demand in 2050. Indeed, gas has widely been seen as a “transition fuel”; a bridge between an economy running on coal vs one running on renewables. However, increasingly the lifecycle emissions of gas as … Read more


We are delighted to present an update to our European Energy Handbook. The European Energy Handbook usually reports on regulatory, legal and market developments in the European energy sector. However, these are not usual times as the COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges worldwide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact on their people, operations and governance. In many jurisdictions, governments have made available support schemes for businesses in an effort to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic on their businesses. In this special edition, we cover 52 jurisdictions across the globe. Read more

Craig Tevendale Explores trends in Liquefied Natural Gas Disputes

Craig Tevendale, Head of the Herbert Smith Freehills International Arbitration Group in London and UK Head of Energy, has produced a video with Thomson Reuters, exploring trends in liquified natural gas (LNG) disputes. The full video can be found here. In the video, Craig considers trends in the LNG market in light of increasing demand for … Read more


Now in its eleventh edition, the European Energy Handbook 2019 - 2020 provides an in-depth survey of current issues in the energy sector in 42 European jurisdictions.
This year's edition focuses on recent legal and commercial developments in each jurisdiction, and covers issues such as the Energy Union, the adoption of the latest package of EU energy legislation, and the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' bundle of directives and regulations updating the EU's energy policy framework to facilitate the decarbonisation of the sector and the transition towards cleaner energy. Climate change, the energy transition and associated challenges are...
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