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Changes to UK Gas Transmission Charges: Ofgem UNC678 Consultation

A quick look at Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ consultation regarding changes to gas capacity charges under the the Uniform Network Code (UNC678).

Inctoterms 2020 – A Quick Guide to the Key Changes

The ICC has conducted its ten yearly review of Incoterms and published a new version which is now in effect. We’ve prepared a quick guide to the key changes in Incoterms 2020.

Smart Contracts in the Physical Commodity Markets

This Client Alert addresses the nature and legal considerations surrounding smart contracts the physical commodity markets.

Green Finance & the Shipping Industry

This Client Alert summarises recent developments in green finance in support of the international shipping industry, including the Poseidon Principles.

The LNG MSPA – An Introduction

This client alert provides a brief introduction to LNG MSPAs, outlines their key provisions and identifies issues to look out for.

When your binding LNG trade is non-binding

The deal sheet for your firm LNG trade will likely contain a free option for a party to walk away from the deal. Find out what this is, why it’s there and best practice to mitigate the risks.

Reasonable or Best Endeavours: How Hard should you Try?

Do you understand the difference between reasonable and best endeavours? Do you know what you are required to do to meet your obligations?

Japan Bans LNG Destination Restrictions in FOB Contracts

Japan bans destination restrictions in FOB sales – considers if take or pay and profit shares are anticompetitive.

Duty of Good Faith

Parties will often make references to good faith obligations in their general commercial contracts and energy trading documentation. Such obligations are usually enforceable under English law if they are expressly agreed, though there is no implied duty on the parties. This is different to the approach taken by many civil law jurisdictions where a duty […]

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