Category Archives: Energy Infrastructure

U.S. DOE Disclaims Jurisdiction Over Canadian Gas and Authorizes LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations From Bear Head LNG Project

By Tania Perez and Lamiya Rahman On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (“DOE/FE”) issued two orders to Bear Head LNG Corporation and Bear Head LNG (USA), LLC (together, “Bear Head LNG”), formally announcing DOE’s comprehensive policy for considering applications … Continue reading

Posted in DOE, Energy Infrastructure, LNG, Oil & Gas, Regulation

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Spring Energy & Commodities Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host an in-depth discussion on the evolving regulatory, transactional and business issues facing U.S. and international energy and commodities market participants. As the industry continues to face sweeping regulatory, credit, and market challenges, many notable … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Finance, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, PJM, Power, Regulation, Renewables

Buyer (and its Creditors) Beware: SemCrude District Court Finds That Purchasers Took Oil and Gas Free and Clear of Producers’ Liens

By Ingrid Bagby, Mark Ellenberg, Chad Mills, Daniel Gwen and Michele Maman Although almost eight years have lapsed since the chapter 11 cases of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based SemCrude L.P. were confirmed, many of the issues at the forefront of those cases are re-emerging in light of the recent uptick in oil … Continue reading

Posted in Distressed Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Oil & Gas

New DOJ Policy Regarding Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing

On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy regarding individual accountability for corporate misconduct.  The policy, described in a memo authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, posits that “one of the most effective ways … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, DOJ, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, Finance, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, Renewables, Tax

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds ‘Dumping’ and Unlawful Subsidization of Solar Product Imports

By Greg Kusel, and Natalie Mitchell On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations regarding imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products used for solar generation. The Department determined that China and Taiwan violated antidumping duty … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Infrastructure, Finance, Power, Renewables

Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

By Athena Eastwood, Gregory Lawrence, David Williams, Sohair Aguirre, and Sarah Tucker. On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”).  EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  In a 6-2 … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, CSAPR, Emissions, Energy Infrastructure, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Energy & Commodities Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will be hosting its annual Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston, Texas. This complimentary day and half program will feature informative presentations and panel discussions on the evolving regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, PUCT, Regulation, Renewables

Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers for Work on Prominent Energy Deals

Cadwalader again ranked among the top 25 Most Innovative Law Firms in the annual Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers report released today. Cadwalader was highly commended in Energy for advising American Renewables on one of the largest biomass financings, the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Distressed Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables

Distressed Energy Investments Program to Host PUCT Chairman Next Thursday in NY

Distressed Energy Investments: Grappling with Generation Restructuring in an Adverse Market Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host a discussion in New York on the  ever-changing business landscape for energy companies created by recent market changes, FERC regulations and the … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

SAVE THE DATE: Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference, Oct. 11-12

2012 Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference October 11-12, 2012 Houston, Texas

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, Events, FERC, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation, Renewables