ICC Releases New International Arbitration Rules – Important Changes for the Construction and Energy SectorThe International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, one of the leading international arbitral institutions, has released revised Rules of Arbitration to take effect in January 2021. The 2021 ICC Rules contain some important updates, especially for the construction and energy sector, which constitutes approximately 40% of the ICC’s overall caseload. The 2021

Minnesota Automatic-Approval Rule Secures CUP and Saves Solar ProjectOne of the challenges of renewable energy development is managing the permitting process. Understanding how to navigate state and local laws can be integral to a developer’s permitting success, especially where a community may be hostile to the prospective power project. The Court of Appeals of Minnesota underlined this point in its recent decision in

Two Emails Don’t Always Equal One Contract: Contracts in the World of COVID-19The coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed many of our personal and professional lives. This includes working from home and increased communication by email. During this time, many business decisions will be made through email, including entering into contracts. Owners, developers, and contractors should be aware of the pitfalls associated with negotiating contracts by email. While released