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On the horizon for 2013
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2013

Our experts select the highlights likely to impact businesses in the UK generally, so you can check quickly

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

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

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

SFO prosecution
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced in a press release dated 22 September, that five men have been bailed to appear in court in November following their alleged involvement in corruption

VAT fraud in the UK energy sector
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2010

Recent cases have highlighted concerns that VAT "missing trader fraud" fraud could be spreading from the carbon emissions market to the UK power and gas markets

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

Three Turkish oil company executives fined £1.16 million for market abuse
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of a Turkish oil exploration company called Genel Enerji (Genel) has been fined £967,000 for dealing in the shares of Heritage Oil Plc (Heritage) on the basis of inside information