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This week in securities litigation (week ending May 2, 2014)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 1 2014

Chair Mary Jo White testified before Congress this week. Her testimony focused on the budget, reviewing the recent work of the agency. The Commission


Shale gas update UK, Algeria, USA, Poland, Canada, China, Ukraine, Germany and India
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Algeria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 26 2012

There has been continued debate in the UK about the method of hydraulic fracturing since the Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”) published an independent export’s report recommending measures to mitigate the risk of seismic tremors from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) methods in April


This week in securities litigation (week ending February 28, 2014)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 27 2014

The Supreme Court handed down a significant decision, construing SLUSA in the context of suits by investors defrauded investors in the Stanford Ponzi


Transparency in extractives: a mixed bag as US and UK seek to lead by example
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 17 2013

We recently blogged about Britain's Deputy Prime Minister affirming the UK's commitment to the Equity In Extractives Transparency Initiative ("EITI"


Trends in FCPA and international anti-corruption enforcement
  • Jones Day
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 27 2011

Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) reached unprecedented levels in 2010, as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) levied double the financial penalties imposed in 2009


Anticorruption compliance & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act alert
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 19 2011

The UK Bribery Act is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2011, and according to a recent study by Ernst & Young, it will hit the oil and gas industry the hardest


UK Bribery Act makes business a bit slippery for oil & gas industry
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 3 2011

On November 4, 2010, U.S.-based Panalpina, Inc. (and its parent Panalpina World Transport Holding Ltd.) (Panalpina), a Swiss freight forwarding company, along with six other companies in the oil & gas industry, settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) charges with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC


Carbon capture and storage an overview
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA, European Union
  • December 15 2008

As anyone who ever opens a newspaper will be aware, the ongoing debate about climate change its extent, its impact and what can and should be done about it continues, while the world's seemingly insatiable desire for energy accelerates


The UK’s response to the Deepwater Horizon spill
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 4 2011

In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill many oil companies expected governments around the world to strengthen and tighten the rules applying to deepwater operations within their territorial waters


SFO obtains convictions in private sector oil and gas corruption case
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • February 16 2012

The UK Serious Fraud Office has recently obtained convictions against four individuals who received corrupt payments in return for the disclosure of confidential procurement information relating to the award of £66 million offshore oil and gas engineering contracts in Iran, Egypt, Russia, Singapore and Abu Dhabi