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Accounting Procedures in Joint Operating Agreements
An International Perspective

This new publication analyses and explores in detail what accounting procedures should apply, what the main issues are for an operator and a non-operator; and how the standard model forms address those issues. Several sets of JOA model forms (from AIPN, OGUK, Greenland and Norway, for example) are explored. Through the book, international oil companies, independents, national oil companies, legal advisers and consultants can learn how to perfect their accounting procedures and understand the risks and issues that they might face in the future.

 

African Upstream Oil and Gas
A Practical Guide to the Law and Regulation

This is a major work providing a country by country analysis of African oil and gas. The book details the oil and gas frameworks and the key concerns in the most significant jurisdictions, including traditional producing countries such as Libya, Algeria, Angola and Egypt, and more recent areas with signficant potential such as Sudan.

This unique new work provides a wider understanding of oil and gas law, contracts and regulations within the African continent.

 

Arbitration of M&A Transactions
A Practical Global Guide

In this title leading experts in the field of international arbitration provide legal and practical guidance on the key types of dispute likely to arise from M&A transactions (eg, warranty claims, shareholder disputes, claims relating to completion accounts), and offer procedural and tactical tips for arbitration arising from them.  The content also covers the fundamental questions of arbitrability, confidentiality, freedom to choose the governing law (and questions of mandatory law) and enforceability in 20 key jurisdictions. 

 

Brand Protection Online
A Practical Guide to Protection from Online Infringement

Brand Protection Online is a go-to guide for any user or adviser in need of strategies to combat IP infringement in the digital world or to get up to speed with the latest developments affecting brand holders online.

 

Brazilian Midstream and Downstream Oil and Gas
A Practical Guide to the Law and Regulation

A companion to Brazilian Upstream Oil and Gas, this new book features chapters by highly respected Brazilian and international professionals, including experts from Baker Botts, Pinheiro Neto, Vieira Rezende, Veirano Advogados and Machado Meyer. Their insights offer reliable guidance for international investors - and the lawyers assisting them - when considering investment in Brazil, particularly for those who are unfamiliar with the country’s legal system.

 

Brazilian Upstream Oil and Gas
A Practical Guide to the Law and Regulation, Second Edition

This new edition will include fully updated versions of all of the chapters covered in the first edition (including but not limited to the key elements of the Brazilian upstream legal framework, general Brazilian law, the regulatory entities and other players in the upstream sector, the petroleum legal regime, decommissioning challenges and project finance opportunities), but will also cover the regulatory changes for pre-salt and strategic areas, unconventional operations, local content challenges and other relevant topics.

 

Building an Outstanding Legal Team
Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel

In this practical “how to” guide, Bjarne P Tellmann, General Counsel and SVP of Pearson, draws upon more than 20 years of leading top legal organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States to provide a structured plan for upgrading your legal team in an age of disruption.

 

 

Business Development
A Practical Handbook for Lawyers

This practical guide, edited by Stephen Revell at Freshfields, takes readers through the tools and skills needed to implement effective business development, including the importance of good communications and public relations. It addresses the prominence of the client perspective and looks at the regulation and ethics behind business development and what the future of business development looks like. It also answers the questions – can you teach business development and can lawyers sell?

 

Business Families and Family Businesses
The STEP Handbook for Advisers

This handbook edited by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners considers what makes business families and family businesses unique, and examines the issues that advisers are often called upon to address when assisting them.

 

Buy-outs and Buy-ins
The Elimination of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme Liabilities

This book is aimed at a broad cross-section of the pension market and is intended to be of practical use to trustees, employers, advisers, administrators and other pension stakeholders in providing a comprehensive guide to how best to tackle the thorny issue of eliminating defined benefit scheme liabilities.

 

Cash Pooling and Insolvency
A Practical Global Handbook, Second Edition

The first edition of this book, published in 2012, was very well received. Since then, there have been a number of reasons to update the information it contains: new case law, new national legislation and recent EU initiatives. Furthermore, chapters on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been added to the already impressive number of jurisdictions covered.

 

Climate Change
A Guide to Carbon Law and Practice

This book explains how climate change law has evolved, how the carbon markets operate and how climate change issues impact other areas of practice.

 

Commodity Derivatives
Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products

This accessible title explains each type of transaction, together with the documentation involved. In particular, the book analyses and guides the reader through the full suite of over-the-counter, exchange-traded and structured commodity derivative documentation, and provides a detailed guide to International Swaps and Derivatives Association and other leading documentation platforms.

 

Company Formation
A Practical Global Guide, Third Edition

Company Formation: A Practical Global Guide, Third Edition is an updated and expanded edition (now in two volumes) of this popular title on how to set up a company in a wide range of jurisdictions. New to the third edition (now in two volumes) are agreements setting forth the relationship between the shareholders and the company (ie, the bylaws or articles of incorporation). 

 

Construction and Infrastructure Disputes
A Global Handbook

This unique book explains, on a country-by-country basis, the different dispute resolution methods which can be used in construction, infrastructure and public-private partnership (PPP) projects. It has been developed to assist construction lawyers and professionals in identifying the dispute resolution mechanisms which they can and cannot use in a selection of key jurisdictions, thus helping them to save time and money when making decisions.

 

Corporate Financial Crime Compliance

This publication will not only examine what financial crime policy documents need to contain, but will also go beyond 'paper compliance' by setting out how compliance in real-life situations can be accomplished – including how policies can be implemented so that employees and other business partners are fully compliant – and by describing the strategies that can be followed in order to achieve this. The publication will appeal to a whole range of staff within corporate bodies, including those in legal, compliance, senior management, audit and company secretariat roles.

 

Credit Derivatives
Understanding and Working with the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions

With the launch of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions, which became market standard definitions for documenting credit derivatives transactions on October 6 2014, this new title will provide a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the new 2014 Definitions. The book provides practical reading for lawyers, whether in private practice or in-house, and all credit derivatives market participants looking to gain a solid understanding of the new definitions. 

 

Cross Border Insolvency
A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law, Third Edition

Written by specialists from each jurisdiction, this new edition provides an in-depth, article-by-article analysis of the local enactment and application of the model law in each of the jurisdictions concerned, alongside consideration of the relationship between the model law and any existing cross-border insolvency jurisprudence.

 

Cross-Border Insolvency
A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law, Fourth Edition

Written by specialists from each jurisdiction, this new edition provides an in-depth, article-by-article analysis of the local enactment and application of the model law in each of the jurisdictions concerned, alongside consideration of the relationship between the model law and any existing cross-border insolvency jurisprudence. New to the fourth edition are chapters on Chile, Gibraltar and the Philippines with an expanded South African chapter to include the OHADA countries.

 

Directors’ Liability and Indemnification
A Global Guide, Third Edition

The third edition of this title features contributions by leading experts on the important aspects of directors' liability, the protection available to directors and the risks of doing business in multiple jurisdictions. Each chapter includes commentary on civil claims and indemnification, regulatory and criminal liability, regulatory issues surrounding global D&O programmes and their ability to provide cover in all intended jurisdictions.

 

 

Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector
A Practitioner's Handbook

This title provides a practical, user-friendly overview of the essentials of dispute resolution in the energy industry.  Leading practitioners from international law firms and global companies consider, among other things, the drafting of dispute resolution clauses, the effective use of international arbitration, the management of large-scale energy disputes, and the development of case law in oil and gas disputes, construction disputes, environmental disputes and disputes arising in the renewables and nuclear sectors. 
 

 

Doing Business in the BRICS
A Practical Legal Handbook

This book, featuring a Preface by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, provides an overview of the BRICS nations. Each chapter is authored by experienced lawyers, who provide insights on demography, political and legal systems (including investment regulations, competition policies, IP laws, taxation and labour laws) in a clear and comprehensive manner. The book serves as a preliminary and practical guide for lawyers, investors, corporations and entrepreneurs regarding the mode and methods of doing business in these jurisdictions.

 

Employee Share Plans
International Legal and Tax Issues, Second Edition

This fully revised and expanded second edition features contributions by leading experts from 32 countries, including new chapters on Italy, Japan, Luxembourg and South Africa, setting out in just one volume the important legal and tax issues to be considered when operating employee share plans internationally. This major text will assist legal, tax and HR professionals in multinational companies, and the private practice advisers working with them, in extending their employee share plans globally.

 

Energy and Resources Financing
A Practical Handbook

Energy and Natural Resources Financing: A Practical Handbook covers financing across the energy and natural resources spectrum, from upstream oil and gas, pipelines and liquefied natural gas through to refineries, and from conventional power and renewable energy to nuclear power and mining.  It discusses the most important financing techniques, including reserve-based lending, project finance and high-yield bonds. This title is a useful introduction to these sectors and a day-to-day reference point for those working on transactions.

 

Energy from Waste
A Practical Handbook

Understand this increasingly important and diverse sector with this authoritative title, which features contributions from operators of energy-from-waste plants, engineering firms that have built energy-from-waste plants, consultancies and law firms.

 

Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards
A Global Guide

This title provides both substantive analysis of recurring issues at the enforcement stage of awards and practical perspectives on how to enforce an award based on investment treaties. It explores enforcement issues ranging from the specificities of the ICSID mechanism to the enforcement of interim relief and the issues of sovereign immunity and state entities; and addresses the means to enforce these types of award in practice. Valuable jurisdiction-specific information is provided for over 25 states, including coverage of the applicable international and domestic legal frameworks and reviews of the most recent practices.

 

Equity Derivatives
Documenting and Understanding Equity Derivative Products

This title examines the full spectrum of equity derivative transactions together with the documentation involved.

 

European Debt Restructuring Handbook
Leading Case Studies from the Post-Lehman Cycle

This publication brings together Europe's leading restructuring lawyers who were and remain instrumental in shaping the way that European restructurings are conducted and implemented today. Each chapter is a detailed case study, by key lawyers centrally involved, on leading restructurings including McCarthy& Stone, IMO Carwash, Monier, Countrywide, Autodistribution, SGD, La Seda de Barcelona, Schoeller Arca Systems, Risanamento SpA, Almatis, Wind Hellas I and II, European Directories and Rodenstock.

 

Family Enterprises
How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony

This book compiles the wisdom of experienced leaders of family growth companies and those who advise them, focusing on what works to sustain business success without sacrificing family relationships or control. Each of the contributors is grounded in deep management or professional expertise guiding or advising family-controlled enterprises.  

 

Family Offices
The STEP Handbook for Advisers

This new handbook, prepared in association with STEP, the world's leading organisation for private wealth professional, steers readers through the family office model from its inception, focusing on the viability of family offices for those at the margin of what is normally regarded as the minimum financial base and comparing this to a family worth many millions. The book also considers a range of issues around the cultural development of the family office.

 

 

Gas Price Arbitrations
A Practical Handbook

This practical handbook covers the various aspects of international gas pricing disputes. It contains contributions from leading international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators in the field, in-house counsel and industry experts. It covers the various stages of a gas pricing dispute, from drafting the clause to triggering a review, all the way through the various stages of the arbitral process.  It also contains insights into how pricing in Europe may develop in the future and the effect that this may have on dispute resolution.

 

General Counsel in the 21st Century
Challenges and Opportunities

This unique new handbook, produced in association with the International Bar Association, includes chapters by leading experts on a diverse range of topics, explaining how legal departments can best support the businesses they serve, devise astute legal strategies, collaborate with other departments to optimum effect and source the skill sets they need, among other things. The consulting editors, Chris Vaagt and Wolf Peter Gross, have both been advisers to legal departments since 1997.

 

Global Financial Crisis
Navigating and Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Aspects

This authoritative title provides legal practitioners, academics, financial agents, financial institution officers, investment analysts and managers, investors and officials of regulatory agencies with the information that they need to navigate their way through the challenges arising from one of the most significant financial crises in recent history.

 

Global Investment Funds
A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds

Private investment funds are currently investing more capital than ever and the funds themselves are larger than ever. This practical guide features contributions by leading industry specialists on a wide range of issues arising at all stages of a private investment fund‘s life cycle. Practitioners and other industry participants are likely to gain significant benefit from applying its contents within their own environment.

 

Good Governance in Law Firms
A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management Structures

How can good governance help law firm owners to make better decisions?  How can governance incorporate management information and concepts of risk management into the decision-making process? The fourth in this popular series on the business of law, published in association with the International Bar Association, the book concludes with an examination of emerging trends that will shape law firm governance in the future. 

 

Hedge Funds
A Practical Global Handbook to the Law and Regulation

This practical handbook, published in association with International Bar Association, outlines key trends in the global hedge fund industry, including the latest structuring and governance models, as well as operational, litigation, enforcement and key regulatory initiatives in the European Union and the United States. The book also features in-depth analysis of the law and regulation of hedge funds in a number of leading jurisdictions.

 

Insurance and Reinsurance in the MENA Region
A Legal and Regulatory Guide

This new book aims to provide foreign insurers and intermediaries looking to enter the market with practical, up-to-date guidance on setting up in the MENA region. The countries featured in the book are Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Intellectual Property and the Internet
A Global Guide to Protecting Intellectual Property Online

Intellectual Property and the Internet contains analysis and guidance on how IP laws are applied to the Internet in 19 major jurisdictions worldwide. Chapters explore, on a comparative basis, the means of protection for a range of online content offered by copyright and database rights, trademarks and patents, considering issues such as infringement, liability, possible exemptions and remedies including disclosure orders against internet service providers.

 

Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software
A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications

Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software provides practical guidance on the challenges of obtaining protection; software protection and the limits of patentability; patent strategy, including approaches to patent drafting to maximise protection; standards setting and reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing; open source software; and other forms of protection such as unfair competition and design rights.

 

Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences
A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications, Second Edition

Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences, Second Edition provides an overview of the key international and European IP legislation, complementing the book’s central theme of monopoly protection. The book now features coverage from 20 jurisdictions, exploring topics as small molecules, secondary patents, DNA and biologicals, patent enforcement, compulsory licensing, branding and designs, counterfeiting and know-how protection, and SPCs in personalised medicine.

 

Intellectual Property Strategy
A Practical Guide to IP Management

This guide provides a solid grounding in concepts such as IP generation, IP valuation, portfolio management and the monetisation of IP assets, as well as practical guidance on setting an IP strategy and managing the risks associated with third-party intellectual property. Chapter features include key pointers, digestible chapter summaries, and helpful diagrams and checklists, as well as case studies to bring theory into sharp practical focus.

 

International Advertising Law
A Practical Global Guide

Edited by Paul Jordan, partner and head of advertising at UK law firm Bristows, International Advertising Law includes chapters from leading experts in over 30 jurisdictions. The book covers key areas of advertising law such as comparative advertising, sales promotions, ambush marketing, product placement, direct marketing and online behavioural advertising. The book also addresses the particular requirements in certain industries that are subject to specific advertising regulations (eg, gambling, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, financial products/services, food and tobacco).

 

International Arbitration
A Practical Guide

This new book provides a practical guide to international arbitration. Written by leading experts Stuart Dutson, Andy Moody and Neil Newing from Eversheds, this title explains the stages of the arbitration process in a straightforward manner and from a practitioner’s perspective.  The authors provide guidance on drafting the arbitration agreement, commencing arbitration, selecting the arbitral tribunal, drafting pleadings and witness evidence, liaising with the tribunal throughout the arbitral process and enforcing the final award. 

 

International Copyright Law
A Practical Global Guide

This title features contributions from experts in 40 jurisdictions, setting out the legal framework of  their copyright law and how to protect and exploit rights in creative works.
This new title will assist individuals in multinational companies and lawyers in private practice who deal with copyright works such as publications, music and films in knowing their rights under copyright law in  all the main markets in the world.

 

International Design Protection
A Global Handbook, Second Edition

International Design Protection is an international compendium of design law in a selection of major jurisdictions. It covers the applicability of registered and unregistered design rights and ancillary protection by copyright and trademarks. It also deals with the practicalities of design protections and the enforcement of design rights, including qualification for protection, infringement, design infringement litigation, licensing and exploitation.

 

 

International Design Protection
A Global Handbook

International Design Protection is an international compendium of design law in 30 major jurisdictions. It covers the applicability of registered and unregistered design rights and ancillary protection by copyright and trademarks. It also deals with the practicalities of design protections and the enforcement of design rights, including qualification for protection, infringement, design infringement litigation, licensing and exploitation.

 

International Franchising
A Practitioner's Guide

This major title, produced in conjunction with the International Bar Association, is a concise, practical guide by leading practitioners for all those involved in planning and operating an international franchise programme, from in-house counsel to managing directors to those in private practice.  The book is divided in two parts: the first part provides general information on preparing for international franchising and the second part applies know-how and industry experience to the most popular franchise industries such as hospitality, internet and technology, services and retail.

 

International Patent Litigation
Developing an Effective Strategy, Second Edition

New to the second edition is expanded coverage of Asia, including chapters on China, Hong Kong, Korea and India, as well as topic-based chapters focused on topical developments surrounding the unitary patent and the European Patent Office.

 

International Patent Litigation
Developing an Effective Strategy

The book is a concise, practical guide for all those involved in the conduct and management of international patent litigation, from in-house professionals (patent managers, patent attorneys and general counsel) to those in private practice.

 

International Public Procurement
A Guide to Best Practice

This unique title contains contributions from leading experts around the world who explain the best practice in public procurement in their jurisdictions. In addition to 19 jurisdictional chapters by leading professionals, featured chapters include contributions on United Nations best practice, the European directives, how countries are fighting corruption in the field and how PPP projects are procured.

 

Investing in Distressed Debt in Europe
The TMA Handbook for Practitioners

This co-publication with TMA Europe provides an overview of the European distressed debt market, covering debt trading, non-performing loans, direct lending, restructuring and workouts. It analyses these topics and others from a pan-European point of view, and is intended as a practical guide for anyone seeking a better understanding of the commercial and legal complexities involved in a highly fragmented market where different jurisdictions, legislative frameworks and market practices apply.

 

IP Issues in Corporate Transactions
A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Intellectual Property in Acquisitions and Investments

This book provides comprehensive guidance to the treatment of intellectual property across the full range of corporate transactions, from initial deal preparation, through negotiating points, to post-closure considerations. Exploring such allied topics as IP valuation and the relationship between intellectual property and competition law, this guide will be a valuable tool to anyone involved in corporate transactions, of which intellectual property now forms such an integral part.

 

Islamic Finance
A Practical Guide, Second Edition

This second edition features fully updated, insightful chapters by leading practitioners in Islamic financing and analyses market trends, key developments and structures for sukuk, syndications, funds, takaful, project financing and Islamic liquidity management. New to the second edition are chapters on the regulation of Islamic finance and an overview of the sukuk market.

 

Joint Operating Agreements
A Comparison Between the IOC and NOC Perspectives

This major work analyses the critical concerns and challenges that IOCs and NOCs face in this new type of consortium, and will ultimately suggest alternative solutions to find common ground between these parties. The book is divided into three chapters, which respectively deal with the conduct of operations, the financial issues relating to the consortium and the boilerplates of the agreement. Each chapter will include analysis from the perspectives of four different types of company.

 

Joint Operating Agreements
Mitigating Operational and Contractual Risks in Exclusive Operations

This title examines the most complex provision of the JOA, explaining everything that individuals working in the petroleum industry should know about exclusive operations and their consequences.

 

Joint Operating Agreements
Risk Control for the Non-Operator

This accessible title provides an in-depth analysis of the JOA from the perspective of a non-operator. This book reveals how a non-operator can seek to protect its interests - initially through tight control of both operations and expenditures, and ultimately through adequate remedies to remove the operator and/or restrict its liability.

 

Joint Operating Agreements, Third Edition
A Practical Guide

This third edition of the leading work on joint operating agreements (JOAs) provides a pragmatic examination of the provisions of a typical JOA in the order that they appear, with a particular focus on the critical issues of scope, the operator’s role, joint and exclusive operations, default, transfers and decommissioning. There is also practical analysis of the key issues which apply to the operation of any JOA and the positions which are taken in the various leading industry model form contracts.

 

Knowledge Management in Law Firms
Expertise in Action

In this timely book produced in association with the International Bar Association, more than a dozen renowned knowledge management professionals provide their expert insights on all aspects of managing knowledge in a law firm. Topics covered include: building the business case for a knowledge management plan; implementing an agreed strategy; organising the knowledge management function; implementing enterprise search technology; and fostering the contribution of lawyers to their clients’ perspective on learning and quality.

 

Labour Law
A Practical Global Guide

This title is the perfect companion to the Globe Law and Business book on company formation (Company Formation: A Practical Global Guide, Second edition). Featuring over 35 chapters by practising professionals, the book provides a succinct overview of the labour regulations in force in a number of key jurisdictions. Topics covered in each chapter include the labour contract, non-compete covenants, changes in working conditions, board representation, termination by both employer and employee, leave and social security, among others.

 

Latin American Upstream Oil and Gas
A Practical Guide to the Law and Regulation

This volume analyses the upstream oil and gas regulations of the most relevant Latin American countries. It will serve as a valuable tool for lawyers and other professionals in the industry who are interested in understanding the key legal terms and provisions of the Latin American oil and gas industry.

 

Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century
Strategies for Success

Published in association with the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association, this practical title is the first in Globe Law and Business’s series on the business of law dedicated to exploring strategic development in law firms. It includes contributions from leading academics, consultants and law firm partners who share their insights and experience in strategy development and management.

 

Leadership for Lawyers
Essential Leadership Strategies for Law Firm Success

This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Professor Heidi K Gardner on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the crucial elements of leadership in today’s legal practice.  Featuring chapters by prominent experts in the field, the topics covered include leading partners to collaboration, hiring leaders, leading the Millennial generation, learning to lead, leadership succession, and much more.  

 

Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance
A Guide to Best Practice from Leading Experts

This title offers cutting edge know-how and guidance for the development and management of a sophisticated legal risk management and compliance operation. While identifying risks and regulatory challenges, chapters also explore how professionals can manage processes; implement change; track issues and loss events; screen potential clients, partners, employees and contractors; and implement appropriate remediation.

 

Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance
Interdisciplinary Case Studies from Leading Experts

This case-study companion provides the next level of critical analysis and legal commentary. Leading experts analyse real-life cases and make recommendations based on lessons learned, offering solutions that will be of use to all those directly involved in, or concerned with, the management of legal risk in the commercial, government or non-profit sector. Checklists and diagrams are included to consolidate core issues and provide a readily accessible view of corporate group structures and associated timelines.

 

Licences and Insolvency
A Practical Global Guide to the Effects of Insolvency on IP Licence Agreements

This practical handbook, published in association with the International Bar Association, provides an overview of the most relevant legal issues in over 25 of the most important business nations around the globe. It provides guidance to licensors, licensees, insolvency practitioners and their attorneys to promote a better understanding of the insolvency mechanisms in these countries and the effect that such proceedings may have upon licence agreements with an insolvent entity.

 

Liquefied Natural Gas
The Law and Business of LNG, Third Edition

This practical title is being updated to take into account the rapidly shifting arrangements and participations in the international LNG sector. It features contributions from leading oil and gas companies, consultancies and law firms, by writers who are specialists in their fields. The content spans the latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping, as well as chapters on LNG from shale and unconventional sources, the forced reopening of contract terms over time and the growing role of smaller and floating LNG developments.

 

Liquefied Natural Gas
The Law and Business of LNG, Second Edition

This practical title has been updated and features contributions from leading oil and gas companies, consultancies and law firms by writers who are specialists in their fields.  The content spans the latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping, as well as emerging business such as LNG from coal seam gas and shale and the forced reopening of contract terms.  Together, the contributors provide a rare guide to the legal, regulatory, political and practical elements of today's LNG business.

 

M&A in the Middle East
A Practical Regional Guide

M&A in the Middle East is a practical guide that assists those involved in M&A deals in managing risk and expectations, while also ensuring that deals are closed as efficiently as possible. The book highlights the idiosyncrasies and trends that define and distinguish each jurisdiction, while providing up-to-date and practical advice for legal professionals advising on deals. In-house lawyers and potential investors will also benefit from this valuable guide.

 

Managing Talent for Success
Talent Development in Law Firms

This practical handbook explores the various elements required to manage talent effectively. It illustrates how law firms can significantly increase the performance, engagement and retention of their lawyers by giving them the tools to develop and to support the development of others. It also describes the need to align HR and law firm strategy through talent management, and to adapt leadership and talent management best practices to law firm structures and challenges.

 

Mentoring and Coaching for Lawyers
Building Partnerships for Success

This practical new handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores and challenges some of these assumptions. Featuring chapters by well-respected experts in the field of mentoring and coaching, chapters cover topics including leadership coaching for law firm leaders; mentoring and coaching for lawyers at various stages of their careers; and mentoring and coaching for successful onboarding of lawyers, among other topics.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions
A Practical Global Guide

This practical title features 27 chapters by leading experts on the various factors to consider when acquiring a company in their jurisdictions, including the pitfalls to avoid and proposed solutions.

 

Microfinance
A Practitioner's Handbook

Edited by Ranajoy Basu, a senior structured finance and capital markets lawyer who also spearheads the global social impact finance group at Reed Smith, this unique publication provides practical, commercial and candid guidance from an array of thought leaders in the microfinance sector. It will serve as a useful guide to the vital issues and will assist the reader in grasping the challenges and trends that will underpin the growth of this evolving and growing sector.

 

Minerals and Mining
A Practical Global Guide

This practical handbook describes the main regulations and agreements on minerals and mining activities in a number of significant mining nations. Each chapter - written by leading professionals in the field, including from Allen & Overy, SNR Denton and Webber Wentzel - covers the same topics for ease of reference.

 

Oil & Gas in Africa
A Legal and Commercial Analysis of the Upstream Industry

As an oil and gas province, Africa is clearly a region of growing importance. This book discusses the opportunities and challenges. Chapters describe the production sharing contract (PSC) and economic terms governing regional exploration and production activity. The book also covers financing, M&A, valuation, local content, state participation, security and decommissioning issues in an African context. Additional chapters deal with OHADA – an attempt to harmonise business laws across 17 countries in West and Central Africa – and natural gas and LNG projects.

 

Oil and Gas
A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

This new edition of our best-selling title outlines in a single volume the essential principles involved in documenting oil and gas transactions, from the upstream exploration phase to transportation by pipeline and liquefied natural gas to sales and marketing. It is intended as a practical guide for anyone seeking a better understanding of the commercial and legal principles involved.

 

Oil and Gas Decommissioning
Law, Policy and Comparative Practice, Second Edition

Part A of this fully updated second edition looks at decommissioning and the oil and gas life cycle. Part B contains chapters on decommissioning and international law. Part C focuses on decommissioning in the North Sea and contains chapters on government policy, environment law, offshore contracting, health and safety, financial and technical issues. Part D provides an international comparative analysis, with new chapters on Denmark, Namibia, Netherlands and New Zealand.

 

Oil and Gas M&A
A Practical Handbook

This title, which is authored by specialists in their fields, provides a practical guide to the M&A process in the upstream industry. In addition to providing chapters on acquisition structures, it covers a number of ancillary areas, such as valuations, financing, tax and accounting. Decommissioning liability – an increasingly important factor for both buyers and sellers – is also considered in an M&A context.

 

Oil and Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements
SPAs for International Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures

Sale and purchase agreements relating to oil and gas assets are highly specialised, reflecting the unique nature and characteristics of the industry itself. This book, written by experienced and well-known practitioners from within the oil and gas industry will provide a practical review of the provisions typically included in such agreements. It aims to benefit lawyers and commercial negotiators working in the industry who handle sale and purchase transactions and who want to better understand the usual terms and conditions involved in those transactions.

 

Oil and Gas Trading
A Practical Guide

This new guide to oil and gas trading aims to fill a gap not currently supplied by other reference books on sale-of-goods law and charters by focusing on the day-to-day realities of trading in the sector. It examines the way in which the oil and gas market operates in practice, taking note of real-life situations that can arise.

 

Outer Space Law
Legal Policy and Practice

'Outer Space Law: Legal Policy and Practice' is aimed at readers looking for a single title to understand the key issues relevant to the space sector, with an emphasis on the practical application of those issues. The book will be specifically relevant to legal practitioners, academics and state departments primarily working in the space arena, as well as to those in other related sectors such as IT and media, insurance and political science. Edited by Yanal Abul Failat and Professor Anél Ferreira-Snyman, the book includes contributions by leading experts from space agencies, space venturers, lawyers, economists, insurers, academics and financiers.

 

Outsourcing
A Practical Guide

This book draws together the experience of the global technology and sourcing team at DLA Piper in order to address the complete lifecycle of an outsourcing contract and the variety of legal and contractual issues that can arise in connection with such a project, from the initial genesis of the proposal to outsource all the way through the procurement process and onto post-contract signature contract management. It also breaks down the core outsourcing contract into its constituent parts, explains the rationale for the relevant provisions (from both a customer and service provider perspective), and provides guidance as to current market practice, options and trends.

 

Partner Remuneration in Law Firms
A Guide to Reward Structures, Performance Management and Decision-Making

This practical book, published on behalf of the International Bar Association, is full of real-life examples and addresses a variety of issues to be considered when designing, managing or administering partner remuneration / compensation systems. It will be of interest to managing and senior partners, board members, HR directors and remuneration committee members of local, national and regional law firms alike.

 

Patent Transactions in the Life Sciences
A Global Guide to Agreements in the Sector

Patent Transactions in the Life Sciences is designed to provide guidance on the structure and detail of those agreements in the life sciences sector that are based on its most important assets - patents and know-how. As a companion to Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences, it is intended to cover the practical what, where, why and when of patent transactions in this sector, under the leading legal regimes.

 

Pension Scheme Deficits
Practical Solutions

Aimed at a broad cross-section of the pensions market, this book will be of great practical use to all who have to deal with a pension fund deficit. Trustees, corporate officers and stakeholders, from chief financial officers and finance directors to pension managers, and the entire range of advisers – accounting, actuarial and legal – will find the book of interest and practical use.

 

Power
A Practical Handbook

Power: A Practical Handbook is aimed at anyone looking for a single source to understand the key issues relevant to the power sector, with an emphasis on the practical application of those issues in the real world.  It offers a guide to understanding  the commercial, economic and legal principles that underpin the sector.

 

Practical Derivatives
A Transactional Approach, Third Edition

Featuring updated chapters, this third edition of Practical Derivatives: A Transactional Approach shows how derivatives are used in a variety of transactions, how the documentation works, and why boards need to be aware of the derivatives market. It also analyses the impact of the recent regulatory changes on derivatives transactions and related documentation. With contributions from leading law firms, investment firms and academics, this accessible book takes a transactional approach and features coverage of product innovations.

 

Practical Derivatives
A Transactional Approach, Second Edition

Featuring updated chapters, this second edition shows how derivatives are used in a variety of transactions, how the documentation works and why boards need to be aware of them.

 

Private Equity
A Transactional Analysis, Third Edition

This practical third edition introduces the world of private equity, explains its rise and recent challenges, and explores the key ingredients of private equity transactions and the technical issues associated with them.

 

Private Equity Exits
A Practical Analysis, Second Edition

This practical guide features contributions by leading specialists (including from Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Ropes and Gray) on a range of topics linked to the exit of private equity investments.  Topics featured include preparing for exits, vendor diligence, management issues, auction sales, partial exits, private equity house spin-outs, IPOs, refinancing, winding-up, tax and perspectives from Luxembourg, the US and views on the emerging markets.

 

Product Recall, Liability and Insurance
A Global Guide

Across jurisdictions, there are significant differences in the law and practice relating to product safety regulation, recall and liability.  Featuring chapters from Uría Menéndez, Norton Rose and Minter Ellison, this first edition covers key issues that can arise in relation to product regulation, recall, liability and insurance coverage in a number of jurisdictions in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

 

Public-Private Partnerships
A Practical Analysis, Second Edition

This wholly updated second edition once again examines from a commercial perspective the major sectors where PPP structures have been successfully employed. The second edition features new chapters on social housing, waste management and the use of PPP across continental Europe. Leading practitioners analyse structures and topical developments, and address overarching issues such as the role of financing institutions and EU procurement rules.

 

Real Estate Investment Trusts
A Global Analysis

This major work provides an invaluable guide for anyone dealing with cross-border real estate investment to the local application of REITs in all major REIT jurisdictions and how they differ from other property funds.

 

Real Estate Transactions
A Practical Global Guide

This guide outlines the mechanics for real estate transactions in a selection of key jurisdictions, together with the fiscal treatment of the same. It will therefore serve as an essential tool for those acquiring real estate in a wide range of countries.

 

Recruiting and Retaining Lawyers
Innovative Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain Legal Talent

This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the opportunities and challenges for adopting effective recruitment, development and retention strategies. Featuring chapters by leading experts in the field, the topics covered include the new employer proposition, equipping partners with the skills and abilities to retain talent, working with legal search consultants, and ways to approach the recruitment and retention of talented people in first-generation law firms.

 

Renewables
A Practical Handbook

Featuring contributions by thought leaders in their fields from both the public and private sectors, this new book guides readers through key policy matters, broader challenges and future trends, all of which underpin the current and future direction of the renewables sector. 

 

Repo and Stock Lending
A Practitioner's Guide

This practical title features contributions from leading industry participants as well as lawyers who practise in the diverse field of repo and stock lending.  The content gives an overview of the respective markets and examines products ranging from vanilla bilateral transactions to agency, tri-party, cleared and structured transactions.  It also includes specialist chapters on legal and regulatory issues, documentation, tax and accounting.  Together, the contributors provide in one volume a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the repo and stock-lending markets. 

 

Restructuring and Workouts
Strategies for Maximising Value, Second Edition

This fully updated second edition, written by experts in the field, explores the commercial agenda that dictates the use of technical procedures such as debt-for-equity swaps, pre-packaged administration sales and schemes of arrangement. The book also examines the specific ramifications for structured finance and real estate restructuring. The international nature of this area of practice is examined in detail.

 

Retention of Title in and out of Insolvency

Suppliers of goods tend to think that they have strong rights if they retain ownership of delivered goods until the purchase price has been fully paid, because disputes involving non-payment can supposedly be solved fairly easily by claiming payment in court or repossessing the goods. However, things may get difficult for the supplier if a purchaser is in possession of the goods but then becomes insolvent. Such questions need answers, and this publication provides a practical overview of the most relevant legal issues concerning retention of title in more than 30 of the most important business nations globally.

 

Risk and Energy Infrastructure
Cross-Border Dimensions

This book examines the spectrum of risks posed to the development, financing, construction and operation of trans-boundary energy infrastructure and the tools that may be deployed to manage these risks. Individual categories of intergovernmental and host government risk will be viewed from the perspectives of leading international experts. 

 

Risk Management in Law Firms
Strategies for Safeguarding the Future

This new book has been prepared by a number of well-known and authoritative authors, the majority of whom are from Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions, but with experience in civil law jurisdictions as well. Chapters address financial risks (which have been an important factor in recent collapses of law firms), risks brought by clients as well as risks associated with quality, conflict, hiring and practice integration procedures. 

 

Secured Finance Transactions
Key Assets and Emerging Markets

This title takes a practical approach to security interests and has been designed with the practitioner in mind. With contributions from leading experts, Secured Finance Transactions: Key Assets and Emerging Markets provides an indispensable guide to important legal developments in the field of secured finance, the taking of security interests over key business assets, the legal framework for security interests in emerging markets and innovations in credit risk management.

 

Shale Gas
A Practitioner’s Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources

The practical handbook features contributions from leading authorities in the field, including Guy Dayvault of Energy Deal Solutions, Jessica Davies and Rebecca Perkins of Allen & Overy and Michael Darowski of Hogan Lovells. Chapters cover key issues such as the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, including water use and disposal, natural gas pricing trends and operator issues, and coal seam gas and coal bed methane. Together, the contributions afford crucial insight into one of the youngest and fastest-moving areas of the natural gas industry.

 

Shareholders' Rights and Obligations
A Global Guide

This practical handbook provides an overview of the relevant legal issues concerning shareholders in some 25 of the most important business nations around the globe. It provides guidance to shareholders, directors, supervisory directors, general counsel and their attorneys to promote a better understanding of the rights, but also the obligations, of shareholders. Besides, this guide provides all those concerned with practical information on the relevant dispute resolution systems.

 

Sovereign Debt and Debt Restructuring
Legal, Financial and Regulatory Aspects

This title provides in-depth analysis of aspects of the intersection between the recent financial crisis in Europe and the law, litigation and practice of selected key international jurisdictions - mainly the United States, Europe and certain international arbitration tribunals.

 

Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets
A Practical Guide

This practical title provides a comprehensive overview of the Islamic capital markets, tracking their development from the first sukuks to the current outlook after the global economic crisis and the recent Sharia rulings of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in relation to sukuk. Featuring contributions by prominent practitioners, this book analyses market trends and key Sharia and legal issues and structures.

 

Sustaining Family Enterprise
Meeting the Challenges of Continuity, Control and Competitiveness

This second volume is intended to provide sustenance to those stakeholders committed to the core objectives presented in the title to the first book. It addresses ongoing issues facing both family shareholder control groups and the enterprises they control that surface in ongoing, mature, successful endeavours.

 

 

The Business of Law
Strategies for Success

This high-level title, published in conjunction with the International Bar Association (IBA), brings together the expertise of IBA members and experienced practitioners to produce a practical guide to law firm management and building a successful business.

 

The Encyclopaedia of Oil and Gas Law
Volume Two: Midstream and Downstream

This major work uniquely combines an encyclopaedia with commentary for the entire chain of petroleum activities. The second volume deals exclusively with midstream and downstream activities. The topics it covers include energy policies; the relevant players in the sector -  from governmental authorities to national oil companies; gas storage; the regulatory and contractual frameworks governing gas and sales agreements; liquefied natural gas; pipelines; distribution networks; refineries; trading and gas stations. 

 

The Encyclopaedia of Oil and Gas Law
Volume One: Upstream

This book provides the unique combination of an encyclopaedia with commentary for the entire chain of petroleum activities. It will serve as a valuable tool for lawyers, professionals in industry, consultants, academics, engineers, geologists who are interested in understanding the key legal terms and provisions of the oil and gas industry.

 

The European Union Trade Mark
A Practical Guide

2016 sees substantial changes to the European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) system, not least the change of name. This practical guide describes how the EUTM system works following those changes, including: what can be protected; how registrations are obtained and maintained; the many potential obstacles to registration and how to overcome them; and the rights given by a registration. In addition it explains the specific and peculiar features of the EUTM system, such as seniority and conversion, and covers the link between EUTMs and the Madrid Protocol.

 

The Rule of Law in the 21st Century
A Worldwide Perspective

The rule of law is sometimes expressed as ‘no person is above the law’. But what does the rule of law mean in the context of 21st century issues and challenges? Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone are the distinguished editors and authors of The Rule of Law in the 21st Century. Joining Stein and Goldstone is an array of internationally distinguished leaders of the legal profession (including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve) to explore the meaning of the rule of law today in a variety of circumstances.

 

Trade Secret Protection
A Global Guide

Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in over 30 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.

 

Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions, Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions features fully updated chapters plus new chapters on Quebec, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, what it means to be a fiduciary, Islamic (waqf) trusts, and trusts in relation to divorce, among others. The new edition, produced in association with STEP, provides a solid grounding in the use of trusts in a wide range of important jurisdictions.

 

Upstream Law and Regulation
A Global Guide

This practical handbook analyses the most relevant petroleum provinces, summarising upstream regulation and key concerns in over 30 important and emerging oil and gas jurisdictions. Issues featured include the key terms of petroleum law, the types of legal arrangement in place, the fiscal terms, how to qualify to acquire acreage, governing law, dispute resolution mechanisms and governmental control. The book therefore represents a comprehensive worldwide resource for upstream investments.

 

Upstream Oil and Gas
Cases, Materials and Commentary

This title seeks to explore industry issues using a new approach.  It includes comprehensive commentaries on topics in the oil industry and links these with edited extracts from underlying legal texts.  The reader benefits from the combination of both a full analysis of key legal issues and selected passages of text from legal sources.  Chapters cover exclusive licences, joint operating agreements, unitisation agreements and gas sales agreements. 

 

US Securities Regulation
A Guidebook for International Companies

This new title serves as a reference  for companies and their lawyers on all matters relating to foreign private issuers in the US capital markets. Accessible and full of practical guidance, it addresses topics including  amendments to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules automatically exempting foreign private issuers from SEC registration; new SEC rules making it easier for foreign private issuers to de-register their securities from the SEC and terminate their reporting obligations, among others.

 

Wind
Projects and Transactions

This new title explores and explains the full range of issues encountered in the development of wind energy, providing guidance and insight into the legal and commercial areas of the industry. Both project and transactional facets of the industry are comprehensively analysed, with expert contributors delving deeper into specific matters of key relevance.

 

World Stock Exchanges
A Practical Guide

Whether you are comparing the relative merits of floating a company on NASDAQ or the London Stock Exchange, in China or in Singapore, on Euronext or OMX, this new title will be an extremely helpful source of information.

 

World Trade Law in Practice

In the context of growing international trade flows and frequent media references to topical trade-related issues, this practical handbook explains how international trade law actually works in practice and how practising lawyers can use trade law to advance the cases of their clients.