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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative

GLOBAL
Environment
Lawyers get creative in filing climate-related lawsuits demanding action
With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action. And they are getting creative — using new legal arguments to challenge companies and governments before a judge.

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Top German court reimposes data curbs on Facebook

EUROPE
Antitrust
Facebook loses appeal
Facebook (FB.O) must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspends a decision by a lower court, backs the Federal Cartel Office’s view that Facebook abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent.

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