The World Bank has recently released the 2015 edition of its annual Doing Business report. This publication is significant for businesses considering expansion in Africa because it signals which countries may be poised to...more
UK companies, including UK subsidiaries of EU companies, face tougher anti-corruption rules from next year.
Under chapter 10 of the EU Accounting Directive (2013/34/EU) (“the Accounting Directive”) and the EU...more
On 13 May 2014, the London Stock Exchange (the "Exchange") published AIM Notice 39. The notice provided feedback on AIM Notice 38 (which consulted on proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies (the "AIM Rules") and the...more
On 5 March, the European Commission (“the Commission”) published its long-awaited draft legislation on conflict minerals.
The proposal for a regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence...more
Following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe Government is now reported to be pushing forward with its policy of “indigenization” of the country’s economy, which consists of ensuring that indigenous...more
Following the announcement last September that the government was encouraging the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") to relax its rules for tech companies, the LSE last week formally announced its plans for a new High Growth...more
A new office within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been formed to oversee the exploitation of shale gas by fracking and other types of unconventional oil and gas exploitation in the UK.
Originally published in Drillers and Dealers: Expert's Insights - October 2012.
Recent months have brought two important developments in the global trend towards transparency and accountability in the oil and gas...more