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Energy Act 2016

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37Meetings: interpretation

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(1)A meeting is a relevant meeting for the purposes of this Chapter if—

(a)two or more relevant persons are represented at the meeting, and

(b)the meeting involves discussion of relevant issues.

(2)A relevant person is represented at a meeting if an employee of, or a person acting on behalf of, the relevant person participates in the meeting.

(3)In this Chapter “meeting” includes a meeting which is conducted in such a way that those who are not present together at the same place may by electronic means participate in it.

(4)In this Chapter “relevant issues” means issues which—

(a)are relevant to the fulfilment of the principal objective, or

(b)relate to activities carried out under an offshore licence,

but does not include anything in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege (or, in Scotland, to confidentiality of communications) could be maintained in any legal proceedings.

(5)A notice given by the OGA may provide that—

(a)a meeting specified, or of a description specified, in the notice is not a relevant meeting for the purposes of this Chapter;

(b)an issue specified, or of a description specified, in the notice is not a relevant issue for those purposes.

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