Polsinelli Podcast - What's Around the Corner for Industries Impacted by Energy Issues?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 171-FCPA Enforcement in the Energy Industry
Cyber Risks Facing Businesses Today
Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Stephanie Pindyck Costantino Talks Domestic Oil and Gas M&A with The Deal
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
A Focus on Energy: Traditional MLPs vs. Variable MLPs
PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
As widely reported in the national media, Quinn Emanuel achieved a stunning outcome in the trial of our client, Joseph Sigelman, the co-founder and former Co-CEO of a Colombian oil company called PetroTiger. When trial began...more
The sprawling Petrobas corruption scandal continues to grow and stretch across Brazil’s political and economic landscape. Prosecutors handling the case continue to reach new targets and arrest more individuals who profited...more
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the Department of Justice (DOJ) with an internal investigation report containing...more
Last week, U.S. authorities settled criminal charges against a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. and civil claims against PayPal, Inc. Federal authorities alleged that these companies violated U.S. embargoes and other economic...more
On March 25, 2015, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings, Ltd. (“SOHL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oil-field services company (collectively “Schlumberger”), agreed to plead guilty to...more
As in China, in 2014, authorities in Brazil significantly increased investigations and enforcement actions. Brazilian headlines recently have been dominated by the corruption scandal involving Petrobras (Brazil’s state-run,...more
In Thieves of State, author Sarah Chayes (part two of my interview with Sarah will appear next week) defines the ‘resource curse,’ as where “valuable raw materials are discovered in a country lacking robust institutional...more
In This Issue:
- Fee For Intervention – Is It Set To Stay?
- How To Protect Brand Reputation And Sales From The Risks Associated With A Product Recall
- Review Of The Proposed Changes In The Sentencing Of Health...more
Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a Chinese branch of a multinational pharmaceutical company receives a...more
Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the former CEO of an aviation company pleads guilty to participating in an...more
Two recent actions demonstrate the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) continuing commitment to enforcing the European energy laws and the need for vigorous compliance efforts by market participants. Last month, the Office of Gas and...more
A Venezuelan company, Derwick Associates (Derwick), are under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Derwick was reported to have been “awarded hundreds of millions of...more
Today is the anniversary of an event that can truly be said to have changed the world; although certainly not in the manner intended by its planners, sponsors or participants. Today is the anniversary of the 1972 Watergate...more
On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a fire that...more
In this high-profile criminal prosecution of XTO Energy by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the scope of corporate criminal liability for the actions of third parties is likely to take center stage later this year...more
With the continued ongoing work to exploit the discoveries in the Lula (Tupi) field and the recently announced 2013 subsalt strike in the Campos and Santos basins off Brazil's southern coast, oil and gas exploration and...more
On November 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement with three subsidiaries of Swiss oil services company Weatherford International Ltd. to settle Foreign Corrupt...more
On December 10, the DOJ announced that a German engineering and services company agreed to resolve charges that it violated the FCPA by bribing government officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to obtain and retain...more
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which...more
On October 15, the DOJ filed an indictment against a Swiss national and former executive at Maxwell Technologies—a U.S.-based energy storage and power-delivery company—for alleged violations of the FCPA. The DOJ claims that...more
The Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) brought fraud related charges against three directors and one employee of Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (“SAE”), a subsidiary of Sustainable Growth Group (“SSG”) on 14 August 2013, as part of a...more
As most readers of this blog know, I am a recovering trial lawyer. I almost always acted as defense counsel for corporations in my trial lawyer career....more
77 years – that is how long Great Britain went without a native son winning the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon....more
Welcome to the June 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. In this month’s edition, a French energy giant agrees to one of the most expensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...more
After years of litigation and twists and turns, Mr. Bourke finally entered jail to serve his one year and one day sentence. ...more
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