IFLR1000 is due to launch the latest edition of its energy and infrastructure guide.
The energy sector is something of a departure for IFLR1000, which has traditionally stuck firmly to its corporate finance patch.
But not surprising when you consider that the global energy industry is valued at something like $6 trillion a year – about 10% of the global economy.
From a legal and regulatory standpoint, as IFLR1000 says:
“2014 will see further increases in the investment and scrutiny of the energy and infrastructure sector. From broadband networks to offshore wind, there has never been a greater need for industry specific legal advice relating to regulatory regimes that are changing almost as fast as they are introduced.”
According to the IFRl1000, the guide will:
“Compare and contrast the energy and infrastructure practices of leading international and domestic firms in Asia-Pacific, Emerging Europe, CIS, Scandinavia, Latin America, and Sub Saharan Africa.
It will cover mining and metals, oil and gas, power, renewables and clean technology, airports and aviation, defense, ports and shipping, rail, roads, social infrastructure, water and utilities.”
The guide will be organized by region, with each section containing a chapter dedicated to international firms.
As well as the usual law firm rankings and commentary, there are individual lawyer ratings, in-house Q&As, feature articles, and deal statistics.
IFLR Middle East Awards 2014
IFLR has announced the start of the research process for its annual Middle East awards.
Submission forms are out, and the deadline for entries is June 24 2014.
IFLR awards seek to honor the most innovative legal deals and teams across the region.
Some new categories this year:
- Domestic deal of the year
- Rising star law firm of the year
- Managing partner of the year
- Female lawyer of the year
Shortlists will be announced in August, and the winners revealed on October 15 2014 at the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.
The forms are available here – scroll to the bottom.