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CHILE: TDLC rejects request to eliminate restrictions on the integration in the electricity market

By: Felipe Bahamondez and Carolina Bawlitza Chile’s Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) rejected the plea of Celeo Redes Chile Limitada, which had requested that the government modify “the legal precepts necessary to introduce a greater degree of competition in the generation, distribution and electric transmission markets.” In particular, the requested regulatory amendment … Continue Reading

New Rules for Bidding Rounds of Production Sharing Agreements – Regulation of Petrobras’ Priority Rights

Brazil’s Decree No. 9,041/2017, which is now in force, regulates Law No. 13,365/2016, which changed the current criteria for investments and operations in the Brazilian pre-salt areas. Such alterations came at a critical moment and it is expected that they will help to attract foreign investments. The Brazilian government recently authorized and defined the areas … Continue Reading

DLA Piper’s Implications of Oil Price Fluctuations Teleconference Series

On September 8, 2016, we hosted a teleconference to discuss the legal outlook for companies operating in the energy sector in Mexico. Javier Estrada, former Commissioner with the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) was joined by DLA Piper partner Marcelo Páramo and DLA Piper’s Global Co-Chair of Energy and Co-Chair … Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Argentina suspends natural gas price increases for residential users || Corte Suprema de Argentina suspende aumentos de tarifas de gas para usuarios residenciales

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Argentina has issued a decision suspending rate increases on natural gas service throughout Argentina for residential users. The increases had been approved as a part of substantial energy and financial reforms undertaken by the Macri administration to promote investment in aging infrastructure. The Court’s ruling delays … Continue Reading
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