Same "business confidentiality" for all
According to our sources, the United States and France are considering the introduction of business confidentiality legislation along similar lines. [...]
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.
The Russian defence industry and the country's military top brass have been stirring up Moscow in the wake of France's announcement that it has suspended delivery of a Mistral-class warship to Russia. The Kremlin is actively preparing its legal case [...]
Paris is increasingly concerned about US-appointed corporate monitors at flagship French companies such as Total, Alcatel-Lucent or Technip. Against the backdrop of negotiations for the appointment of yet another corporate monitor, this time at BNP Paribas, and the possibility that [...]
Yuri Shafranik, head of SoyuzNefteGaz since its creation in 2000, is Russian oil diplomacy's homing missile. Energy minister under Boris Eltsin, he has guided Russia back to into the oil and gas industries of its former satellites and Arab allies. In December 2013, he obtained several permits in Syria despite the ongoing civil war and has been active in the past in such countries as Algeria, Colom [...]