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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Will extractive companies move away from corruption-prone intermediaries?

Multinational companies regularly hire agents and fixers to help them win lucrative business in complex or unfamiliar environments. These intermediaries, who include both established firms and well-connected individuals, provide introductions to decision-makers, intelligence on how to secure a contract, and an on-the-ground presence in far-flung lands.… Continue Reading

Switzerland: Oil trader sentenced for Africa bribes

A former Geneva-based oil trader was given an 18-month suspended sentence for bribing officials in Africa in exchange for oil shipments.
 
Pascal Collard, a Belgian with Swiss residence, admitted bribing officials in the Congo and Ivory Coast.… Continue Reading

New Report: Corruption risks in oil trading require greater attention

The oil sector is well known for its corruption risks, but one corner of the industry has received less attention than it deserves: commodity trading.

Companies that engage in physical commodity trading, including such giants as Glencore, Trafigura, Gunvor and Vitol, often compete for high-value deals buying and selling oil and other commodities from governments, including those in countries where corruption is widespread.… Continue Reading