Strategic Energy Acquisition by CNOOC

The acqui­si­tion of Nex­en by CNOOC rep­re­sents the acqui­si­tion of strate­gic ener­gy assets in Cana­da as well as the Unit­ed States by Chi­na’s lead­ing state-owned enter­prise admin­is­ter­ing off­shore oil and oth­er ener­gy dis­cov­er­ies.  The acqui­si­tion pro­vides Chi­na con­trol over a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of strate­gic Cana­di­an assets and ener­gy resources.

Cyprus Financial Crisis Creates Scrutiny on the Banking Activity of Bad Actors

The finan­cial cri­sis that enveloped Cyprus, in con­nec­tion with the broad­er EU finan­cial cri­sis, has cre­at­ed the poten­tial for mar­ket scruti­ny of bad actors — par­tic­u­lar­ly Russ­ian — that might be using Cyprus as a safe haven or finan­cial hub.  The dis­clo­sure of such enti­ties could impact the risk assess­ments of oth­er finan­cial insti­tu­tions and safe havens, call­ing into ques­tion their mar­ket ...

Significant Market Reverberations to PLA and SOE Hacking Scandal

The pub­lic report issued by Man­di­ant in Feb­ru­ary 2013 and the charges filed by the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment in May 2014 have exposed SOEs impli­cat­ed in this scan­dal to poten­tial mar­ket scruti­ny and penal­ty due to vio­la­tions of good faith mar­ket prin­ci­ples.  The emerg­ing real­i­ty of cer­tain con­tracts, joint ven­tures and oth­er agree­ments hav­ing been achieved by cheat­ing part­ners, clients and ...