A SPECIAL, GLOBAL, EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN ENERGY HANDBOOK

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

DEVELOPMENT FUNDS: A GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN AFRICA

For Africa-focussed developers and sponsors in the ‘green’ energy market, development funds (“DFs”) can offer a means to fast-track project development and enhance bankability. To help provide you with a better understanding of the funding options available in the market, we have produced a handy guide which profiles several DFs suited to Africa-based projects, summarising their respective offerings, eligibility and proposal criteria and... Read more

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA PROPOSES ARBITRATION REFORMS TO PLACATE FOREIGN INVESTORS. WILL IT WORK?

In 2017, the Tanzanian government introduced a raft of legislative reforms to the natural resources sector. Through the reforms the new government looked to ensure that investor disputes were resolved locally and that the Tanzanian government would not be subjected to international arbitrations. The new government showed a particular hostility towards international arbitration (especially in the mining and oil and gas sectors) arguing that it was inherently biased against developing countries, with no neutral ground in international arbitration. There followed a swathe of international arbitrations commenced against the Tanzanian government over parts of the legal reforms that cancelled the retention licences of foreign investors and transferred rights to the Tanzanian government. Read more