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Former Unaoil manager gets three-year jail sentence over Iraq bribery

Jul 30 2020

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Top London law firm reveals retention gap for Black, minority ethnic lawyers

Jul 29 2020

LONDON Allen & Overy (A&O), one of Britain's top law firms, said on Wednesday Black lawyers left its London office almost two-and-a-half years before their white peers, as it pledged to publish an annual "stay gap" to improve staff diversity.

UPDATE 1-Brazil mayors say UK dam case vital in David-Goliath struggle with BHP

Jul 27 2020

LONDON, July 27 A Brazilian mayor, part of a 200,000-strong group claim against BHP over a 2015 burst dam, told an English court that suing the Anglo-Australian mining giant in Brazil would be like David fighting Goliath - without the biblical ending.

Brazil mayors say UK dam case vital in David-Goliath struggle with BHP

Jul 27 2020

LONDON A Brazilian mayor, part of a 200,000-strong group claim against miner BHP over a 2015 burst dam, has told an English court that suing the Anglo-Australian giant in Brazil would be like David fighting Goliath - without the biblical ending.

Brazil mayors say UK dam case vital in David-Goliath struggle with BHP

Jul 27 2020

LONDON A Brazilian mayor, part of a 200,000-strong group claim against miner BHP over a 2015 burst dam, has told an English court that suing the Anglo-Australian giant in Brazil would be like David fighting Goliath - without the biblical ending.

Former Unaoil manager sentenced to five years over Iraq bribery

Jul 23 2020

LONDON A former manager of Monaco-based consultancy Unaoil was on Thursday sentenced to 5 years in jail for paying more than $500,000 in bribes to an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Barclays' bailout talks peppered with sexist language, court told

Jul 23 2020

LONDON Barclays bankers seeking credit crisis-era emergency funding used sexist and disparaging language when discussing the businesswoman whose firm led a 3.25 billion pound ($4.1 billion) investment in the bank in 2008, according to court documents.

Barclays' bailout talks peppered with sexist language, court told

Jul 23 2020

LONDON, July 23 Barclays bankers seeking credit crisis-era emergency funding used sexist and disparaging language when discussing the businesswoman whose firm led a 3.25 billion pound ($4.1 billion) investment in the bank in 2008, according to court documents.

BHP labels $6.3 billion UK case over Brazil dam failure pointless

Jul 22 2020

LONDON Anglo-Australian miner BHP dismissed as pointless and wasteful a 5 billion pound ($6.3 billion) English lawsuit by 200,000 Brazilian people and groups over the 2015 collapse of a dam that triggered Brazil's worst environmental disaster.

BHP labels English lawsuit over Brazil dam failure pointless, wasteful

Jul 22 2020

LONDON Anglo-Australian miner BHP has dismissed as pointless and wasteful a 5 billion pound ($6.3 billion) English lawsuit by 200,000 Brazilian people and groups over the 2015 collapse of a dam that led to Brazil's worst environmental disaster.

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