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First International Law Firm Centurion Law Group Enters Juba
South Sudan >> 4/18/2017 - Pan-African legal services provider Centurion Law Group has signed a strategic alliance agreement with South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers. The partnership, signed on April 10, allows the fi...
Nigeria's Military Destroys 13 Illegal Oil Refineries
Nigeria >> 4/13/2017 - Nigeria's military had destroyed 13 illegal refineries in the restive Niger Delta oil hub, in an operation in which two soldiers died in clashes with "sea robbers". Military authorities say there are ...
Angola Ignores Odebrecht Corruption Links
Angola >> 3/20/2017 - Angola's authorities have ignored the admission by a Brazilian firm that it paid $50 million in bribes to secure contracts in the country, activists say, despite demands from watchdogs that it join in...
Seven to Protect its Rights under the SAA with NPDC
Nigeria >> 3/20/2017 - Seven Energy Finance Limited, with its parent company Seven Energy International Limited (Seven Energy), the leading integrated gas company in south east Nigeria, with upstream oil and gas interests i...
Brazil Assets Acquisition Update
Brazil >> 3/17/2017 - Karoon Gas Australia Ltd (Karoon) would like to provide an update with respect to the disposal by Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) of the Bauna and Tartaruga Verde fields following the 15 March 20...
Nigeria Files New Charges against Shell & Eni over 2011 Oil Field Purchase
Nigeria >> 3/2/2017 - Nigeria's financial crime watchdog has filed new corruption charges against Royal Dutch Shell, Eni and others regarding the $1.3 billion purchase of a long-disputed oilfield in 2011, according to cour...
Nigerian Lawmakers to Investigate $17b Subsidies Received by NNPC
Nigeria >> 3/1/2017 - Nigeria's upper house of parliament will investigate allegations the state oil company illegally inflated funds it collected from an official subsidy scheme to 5.1 trillion naira ($17 billion) between...
Nigerian Court to Rule on Shell & ENI Dispute with Authorities
Nigeria >> 2/28/2017 - A Nigerian court will rule on March 13 on a request by Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's Eni to lift the temporary seizing of a long-disputed oilfield, a judge said. The court last month ordered the tempo...
Nigerian Senate Aims for March Final Reading of Oil Governance Bill
Nigeria >> 2/21/2017 - Nigeria's senate aims to present an oil governance bill for its third and final reading by the end of March, a leading senator said, as part of a series intended to overhaul the oil sector. The legisl...
Eni Backs CEO after Prosecutors Ask for Trial over Nigeria
Nigeria >> 2/8/2017 - Italian oil major Eni has backed CEO Claudio Descalzi after sources said prosecutors had asked for him to be sent to trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria. "The Board of Directors confirms its tota...
Angolan Rebels Call on Oil Region to Boycott Election
Angola >> 2/8/2017 - Separatist rebels have called on Angola's oil region to boycott parliamentary elections in August that are likely to be the most closely watched in decades as President Jose Eduardo dos Santos ends 38...
Nigeria Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of Shell
Nigeria >> 1/26/2017 - A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture of assets and the transfer of operations of a long-disputed oilfield owned by Shell and Eni, among others, to the federal government, court papers...
Divestment Project of Shallow Water Assets
Brazil >> 1/23/2017 - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A, Petrobras informs that a Regional Federal Court issued a decision on January 18, 2017 to grant suspensive effect to Petrobras' appeal in the divestment project regarding the t...
Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron Subsidiary
Canada >> 1/20/2017 - A Canadian court has ruled that the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary. The court found that Chevron C...
West African Military Halt Gambia Operation & Issue Jammeh Deadline
Gambia >> 1/19/2017 - West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler ...
US, Mexico & Cuba Ready to Sign Deal in Gulf Waters
United States >> 1/18/2017 - The United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, three diplomatic officials familiar w...
AU to Cease Recognizing Gambia’s Jammeh from 19 January
Gambia >> 1/13/2017 - The African Union will cease to recognize Yahya Jammeh as Gambia's president as of Jan. 19, the date he is due to hand power to the winner of the December election, the AU's Peace and Security Council...
Shell's Attorneys Ordered to Give Nigerian Activist's Widow Files
Nigeria >> 1/12/2017 - The widow of an activist executed after protesting against Royal Dutch Shell's oil production in Nigeria has won access to legal documents for use in a legal case for damages against the oil giant tha...
Shell Battles Nigerian Communities in High-stakes London Lawsuit
Nigeria >> 1/6/2017 - A court in London will decide in coming weeks whether Royal Dutch Shell can face trial in the UK over oil spill allegations in Nigeria, a decision some legal experts predict could attract more cases a...
Angolan Lawyers Appeal Ruling on President Naming Daughter Oil CEO
Angola >> 1/4/2017 - Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard...

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