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No-deal Brexit: The EU’s patchwork approach to transitional provisions

As the risk increases of Britain exiting the EU without a deal in place, what are regulators around Europe doing to assist a smooth transition? Simon Witney and Patricia Volhard of Debevoise explain.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Danish FSA slams pensions’ ‘inadequate’ infra investment management

Several of the country’s major pension funds were singled out for improper risk management and valuation methods.

Japan prepares new offshore wind auctions in 2019

The government is in the process of identifying candidate sites with the first auctions expected in ‘early summer’.

Spain’s carrot-and-stick approach will fail to convince investors

The country’s desire ‘to send a positive signal’ to renewable investors would be far more effective if it stopped trying to battle compensation awards from its past

wpd to scrap offshore wind project if Taiwan cuts tariffs – exclusive

The Taiwanese government is expected to announce a final decision on 2019 FiT by the end of next week.

Ofgem settles on 4% returns, ‘undermining’ gas and network companies

The UK energy regulator believes the decision represents ‘a better balance of risk and return’, despite industry consternation.

NSW Ports taken to court over ‘anti-competitive and illegal’ deal

The ACCC, Australia’s competition watchdog, intervenes six years after the ports portfolio was privatised by the New South Wales government, which will not face legal proceedings.

European Court of Justice delivers ‘very damaging’ verdict for UK storage projects

The nation’s capacity market auctions have been ruled illegal state aid, throwing several gas and battery storage projects into doubt.

Australia set to block China’s CK Infra from APA Group takeover

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move should not be seen as an ‘adverse reflection’ on CK Group and that Australia still welcomes foreign investment that is not ‘contrary to our national interest’.

Australia’s political uncertainty eats away at investor appetite

A survey of 33 global investors is a ‘canary in the mine shaft’ for investor confidence in the Australian infrastructure market.

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