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A Very Bright Light: Project Finance in Canada

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Brian C Kelsall of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin takes a closer look at the Canadian project finance market. "Although Canada has been affected by some of the market turmoil that has spread across Europe and the United States, its strong economic performance, conservative banking system and careful deficit control has allowed Canada to continue to remain a very bright light in the projects and PPP market worldwide."

Roundtable: Project Finance 2013

Who's Who Legal has brought together Phillip Fletcher and Alexander Borisoff of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Caio Queiroz of Felsberg Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais, Rogelio López-Velarde of López Velarde Heftye y Soria and Filipe Lowndes Marques of Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados to discuss the key issues facing project finance lawyers today.

Financing Trends

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Julian Jackson of Norton Rose Fulbright takes an in-depth look at current and future financing trends in Africa. "The story of African IPPs is one of slow progress and some false starts: the aggregate installed capacity in Africa resulting from IPPs remains small and comparatively few IPPs have been financed on a project finance basis."

The Petroleum Industry Bill – Looking Forward

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George Comyn and Hamish McArdle of Baker Botts take a closer look at the petroleum industry in Nigeria. "The importance to Nigeria of creating a transparent and efficient upstream oil and gas sector is clear."

Roundtable: Energy 2013

Uwe M Erling of Noerr, Douglas Glass of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Angus Jones of Allen & Overy, Mathew Kidwell of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Craig Spurn of McCarthy Tetrault discuss the volume of transactional work, regulatory developments, the impact of major energy disasters and changes to the legal market in their jurisdictions.

Corporate Counsel Interview: Samuel Chrysostomo and Laura Susi-Gamba of Wärtsilä Power Plants

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Who’s Who Legal speaks to Samuel Chrysostomo, in-house counsel, and Laura Susi-Gamba, vice president, legal, about their respective legal roles within Wärtsilä’s power plants division. "What we value in external counsel is industry experience and the ability to provide pragmatic, business and solutions-oriented legal advice without compromising the high-quality level of the advice."

Decoupling and Where is the Gas World Coming To?

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Thomas Starlinger and Tamara Karlovsky of Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-at-Law take an in-depth look at changes in the European gas market. "While prices on gas hubs responded quickly to the economic crisis, oil-indexed contracts use an average oil price over a three to nine-month-response period, leading to an even higher divergence in prices."

Applying the US Shale Experience to International Developments

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Hamish McArdle and Denmon Sigler of Baker Botts LLP look at recent and rapid developments in shale gas.

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