Dangers of Wining & Dining
The French president’s office muffed a fine occasion to lobby [...]
France’s Total is one of the world’s top seven oil and oil products companies and is involved in every aspect of the oil chain from extraction to sales. In the early 2000s, it merged with Elf Aquitaine and was called TotalFinaElf before changing its name back to Total.
With profitable business getting harder and harder to find in Iraq and Afghanistan, private security companies are now seeking contracts with shipowners whose vessels are being increasingly targeted by pirates. However, all maritime law agreements either discourage or deliberately ban [. [...]