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20 October 2016

ENeRgize - Autumn 2016

Welcome to our Autumn edition of the ENeRgize newsletter, focusing on the latest news and views from the Energy & Natural Resources team at Charles Russell Speechlys.

As ever we have an eclectic mix of articles in this edition, demonstrating the breadth of our practice and the wide range of geographies the team is active in. Activity levels post the UK's Brexit vote have actually been higher in the sector, which is a reflection of the fact that most of the action in our sector is outside the EU!

If you have any concerns around these themes, the articles below, or other issues within the Energy & Natural Resources sector, please do get in touch with your regular Charles Russell Speechlys contacts, or alternatively the team listed below.

We hope that you find this newsletter informative and enjoyable.


Gold: Are we where we think we are?

We hosted a breakfast seminar event in June, exploring the ‘gold price cycle’, presented by expert mining analyst Charles Gibson, of the Edison Group. Please read our summary below, which includes an additional update following the Brexit vote. Click here to read more.

The Caribbean - a carnival of opportunies

Coconut palms gently swaying in the breeze, or nodding donkeys in the midst of the sugar cane? The rays of the setting sun streaking across the sea, or the glow of gas flares colouring the evening sky? David Berry explores the common perceptions of the Caribbean and the significant factors bringing about changes in the way Caribbean countries source their much needed energy supply. Click here to read more.

Oil, mining & modern slavery: new requirements for organisations

In an effort to improve human rights and eradicate slavery within the UK and beyond, the UK has introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). The Act is particularly of significance for oil and gas companies, whose worldwide reach and involvement in high risk countries mean an awareness of the new requirements is especially important. Click here to read more.

Coming soon at Charles Russell Speechlys

Please see below a list of our upcoming events. We would be delighted to see you there!
From mine to yours: a gemstone's route to market - 30 November
Coinciding with Mines and Money London, we are delighted to be joined by Janet Silk, International Gemstones & Diamond Dealer and Jewellery Designer, Gemfields and Fabergé, the world's leading suppliers of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. Together they will explore gemstones and their route to market. There will be items on display throughout the evening, offering the perfect opportunity for Christmas purchases, big or small. If you are interested in attending this event please speak to your usual Charles Russell Speechlys contact, or alternatively contact our Events team. 

For more information please contact Clive Hopewell on +44 (0)207 203 5203 or at or Chris Putt on +44 (0)20 7427 6616 or at