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The GB wholesale gas price investigation - what’s happening and what to do
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 16 2012

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Ofgem are investigating allegations of suspicious trading which occurred on 28 September 2012 in gas contracts at the National Balancing Point (NBP

FCPA inspired Bribery Act to hit oil & gas industries hardest
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2011

The UK's Bribery Act, scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2011, will have the most significant impact on the oil and gas industry, according to research by Ernst & Young

Four guilty in £70 million contracts corruption case
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2012

Four men have been convicted of conspiring to corruptly obtain payments by supplying confidential information about a series of high-value engineering projects in the oil and gas engineering industry

Market abuse: Ofgem's 'REMIT' wider than ever
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2011

The adoption of the Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) by the European Council on 10 October 2011, will for the first time ever, lead to the introduction of the regulation of wholesale energy trading taking place at an EU level

Impact of the Bribery Act
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, has reportedly banned the use of facilitation payments to bring it in line with the Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011

General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

M&A: the importance of bribery and corruption due diligence - a UK perspective
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2012

With M&A activity in the energy sector still buoyant, particularly in developing economies, the need for effective and risk sensitive diligence into potential bribery and corruption by target entities is becoming more important than ever

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

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

US, UK, Canada announce new and expanded Iran sanctions increasing risks to persons conducting business with Iran
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Canada, Iran, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 23 2011

On November 21, the US Government, along with the United Kingdom and Canada, announced significantly expanded energy-related sanctions against Iran