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|Actis Unveils $1.9 Billion Pan-African Renewable Energy Joint Venture|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015On Feb. 17, U.K. private equity firm Actis announced a $1.9 billion joint venture with energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power to build a series of wind and solar projects throughout Africa over the next three years. The joint-venture company, named Lekela Power, plans to produce between 700...
|Turnin’ Havana to Atlanta: The White House Opens Doors for U.S. Telecommunications Investment in Cuba and Latin America|
Cheryl Palmeri, Dave Thomas, Brian D. Weimer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014Historic changes in relations between the United States and Cuba (that touch nerves in Hip-Hop and on Capitol Hill) and new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela may provide increased opportunities for U.S. business generally, and electronic communications technologies and infrastructure providers in...
|New EU Sanctions Target Crimea and Sevastopol|
Sanne Mulder, Erik de Bie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014The European Union (EU) adopted new sanctions Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, relating to the conflict situation in Ukraine. The sanctions specifically target Crimea and Sevastopol. The new measures confirm, once again that the EU does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which...
|Competition Bureau Intervenes in CRTC’s Wireless Roaming Rates Proceeding|
Kyle H. Donnelly, Sheridan Scott; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 14, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2014On January 29, 2014, the Competition Bureau made a submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in response to the CRTC’s call for comments on wireless roaming rates.
|Overview of Certain Middle and Lower Middle Market Credit Trends|
Joseph W. Price; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 2014With heavier competition for bigger deals, larger private equity sponsors have increasingly turned to the middle market as a source for new acquisitions. In connection with this trend, certain large-cap deal terms have migrated into the middle and lower middle market debt financing arena. For...
|Illinois Frees $30 Million for Solar Investment; Establishes Goals, Timeline|
Kyle C. Barry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014On June 28, 2014, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 2427 authorizing the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) to conduct a one-time, $30 million procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs). This bill establishes a process for the IPA to help meet requirements adopted by the state in...
|Funds Investing in U.S. Manufacturing Companies: Foreign Investor Considerations|
Annette De La Torre; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014Operators of manufacturing companies, especially those considering a sale or capital raise, should understand investors’ concerns regarding direct investment. Today, investment funds with investors and investments in multiple jurisdictions constitute a large part of the U.S. manufacturing...
|D.C. Circuit Court’s Surprising Ruling on Chinese CFIUS Case May Result in Greater Transparency in Certain National Security Proceedings|
Jeffrey P. Bialos, Amanda R. Callais, Mark D. Herlach; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the President violated the due process rights of Ralls Corporation, a U.S. company owned by two Chinese nationals when, pursuant to Section 721 of the U.S. Defense Production Act...
|ISDA Section 2(a)(iii) Amendment Limits Prerogatives of Non-Defaulting Parties|
James M. Cain, Daphne G. Frydman, David T. McIndoe, Mark D. Sherrill, R. Michael Sweeney; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014On June 19, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published a long-awaited standard amendment to Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement (the Master Agreement). Section 2(a)(iii) of the Master Agreement (Section 2(a)(iii)) is a condition precedent that suspends a...
|CFTC Further Extends Comment Periods on Position Limits Proposals|
Maureen A. Donley, Daniel S. Konar II, W. Graham McCall, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) has further extended the comment periods for its November 2013 proposal concerning position limits aggregation and its December 2013 proposal concerning position limits for physical commodity derivatives. The comment periods for these...