Willful Misconduct Defined, How Broad Is That Exception to Your MSA?In Texas, most Master Service Agreements related to the oil and gas industry provide indemnities based on who or what was injured rather than who caused the injury. For example, the standard knock-for-knock indemnity will provide that an operator will defend and indemnify the contractor for injury to the operator’s employees even if the injury

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