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  1. October 4, 2013

    Cross-border counsel

    As economic growth in Europe has stagnated, many companies have looked to expand in faster-growing emerging markets. In...

  2. July 9, 2013

    Cukurova wins legal battle against Alfa over Turkcell

    Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, has won a long-sought victory over Russia’s Alfa Group in a legal...

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  1. July 7, 2013

    Turkcell saga nears climax with UK court ruling

    A long-running battle over Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile group, is entering a crucial week, with a UK court set to rule...

  2. June 17, 2013

    Former BP chief Lord Browne to advise Alfa on oil and gas deals

    Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to advise Russia’s Alfa Group on global energy investments, as it looks to...

  3. May 30, 2013

    Inside Business: Rosneft minority investors deserve better

    Rosneft’s $55bn takeover of TNK-BP in March was in many ways a step forward for Russian business and corporate governance....

  4. April 5, 2013

    Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

    Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

  5. March 21, 2013

    Rosneft and BP plan Arctic projects

    Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, said it would work with BP in a series of big projects in Russia’s Arctic,...

  6. March 10, 2013

    Cukurova fined for contempt in US

    A New York federal court has imposed an escalating series of fines on a company controlled by Mehmet Karamehmet, one of...

  7. March 7, 2013

    Rosneft seals $10bn deal with oil traders

    Rosneft has closed a $10bn financing deal with oil traders Glencore and Vitol, bringing the “largest acquisition in history”...

  8. January 30, 2013

    Çukurova wins right to control Turkcell

    Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s richest men, has won the opportunity to regain control of Turkcell, the country’s biggest...

  9. December 12, 2012

    Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

    Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

  10. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tackling the two-headed monster: Kate hones in on the current problem facing investors:...

  11. beyondbrics

    November 30, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Indian growth slows to 5.3% * Brazil GDP disappoints * Thai market comes of age with energy group’s $3bn rights issue *...

  12. November 18, 2012

    BP eyes Russia cash for buyback

    BP is believed to be planning a share buyback of at least $4bn, using the proceeds from the sale of its half of its Russian...

  13. November 13, 2012

    BP pays Russians $325m to drop lawsuits

    BP has paid its Russian oligarch partners $325m to drop all outstanding litigation against it, allowing the British oil...

  14. November 1, 2012

    Moscow defends Rosneft move on TNK-BP

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, has defended Rosneft’s acquisition of TNK-BP as helping to speed the...

  15. October 31, 2012

    TNK-BP minority investors left in doubt

    Igor Sechin added to concerns about investor rights in Russia when the Rosneft chief executive said the state-controlled oil...

  16. October 24, 2012

    Questions swirl over TNK-BP sale

    When Rosneft said this year it was interested in buying out BP’s 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP , many in Moscow believed the...

  17. October 23, 2012

    Are state-backed partners better?

    THE PROBLEM This week, the board of BP agreed to sell its stake in TNK-BP in favour of an alliance with the state-backed...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2012

    BP: playing a long game in Russia

    Set aside the details for the moment and look at the big picture. BP is swapping its 50 per cent in the troubled BP-TNK...

  19. October 22, 2012

    Rosneft to pay $55bn in TNK-BP takeover

    Rosneft doubled up its bet on BP’s Russian joint venture on Monday, agreeing to pay $55bn for 100 per cent of the oil...

  20. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2012

    BP/Rosneft/TNK-BP: $27bn deal

    embed1 White smoke above BP headquarters. The company on Monday announced that it had a $27bn deal to sell its its stake in...

  21. October 21, 2012

    BP to sell TNK-BP stake to Rosneft

    BP’s board has approved a $27bn deal with the Russian state oil company Rosneft to sell its stake in TNK-BP which should...

  22. October 19, 2012

    BP board weighs up Rosneft offer

    BP’s board met on Friday to consider Rosneft’s offer for the company’s stake in TNK-BP, Russia’s third-largest oil producer,...

  23. October 18, 2012

    Barclays’ ethical makeover marred by PPI

    It’s not the ideal start to winning back public confidence. Just as the chairmen of the big five British banks stopped...

  24. October 18, 2012

    BP poised for fresh start in Russia

    BP is poised to fulfil a dream that has eluded it for years – a fresh start in Russia. The company has been long locked in...

  25. October 18, 2012

    Rosneft offers $28bn for stake in TNK-BP

    Rosneft has offered BP up to $28bn in cash and shares for its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP, in a deal that will turn the...

  26. October 17, 2012

    Russia energy landscape faces whirlwind

    Igor Sechin is closing in on a deal that could catapult the chief executive of Russia’s Rosneft into Big Oil’s premier...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP / Rosneft: turning the clock back to 1993

    The outline agreement by BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP to sell their stake to Rosneft for about $28bn is a very big...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP: oligarchs sell out [update]

    embed1 Shares in BP jumped nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday on a report that its oligarch partners in TNK-BP, its troubled...

  29. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2012

    Guest post: Game plan for BP in Russia: do nothing.

    By Matthew Hulbert of European Energy Review BP’s saga in Russia has taken an interesting turn to its good. Its oligarch...

  30. October 9, 2012

    Rosneft – backing Sechin

    Igor Sechin is the go-to guy for all questions about the Russian energy sector. The chief executive of Rosneft seems to hold...

  31. October 8, 2012

    BP’s partner in TNK-BP looks to sell stake

    BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP said they want to sell or list their 50 per cent stake in the business, creating a new...

  32. September 27, 2012

    TNK-BP – price check

    BP could be about to get lucky in Russia – for a change. A consortium of oligarchs is shaping up to buy out its 50 per cent...

  33. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2012

    Sechin woos Putin on Rosneft deal

    So Rosneft is showing that it is serious about buying a stake in TNK-BP, the Anglo-Russian joint venture, by seeking to...

  34. July 30, 2012

    AAR rejects proposed $1bn TNK-BP payout

    BP’s Russian billionaire partners in TNK-BP have voted against a proposal for the Russian oil venture to pay $1bn in interim...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2012

    TNK-BP/Rosneft: 6 scenarios for a sale

    Rosneft’s announcement that it is eying BP’s stake in TNK-BP would seem to indicate one thing: the chips are falling into...

  36. July 24, 2012

    Rosneft eyes BP’s stake in TNK-BP

    Russian state oil company Rosneft on Tuesday declared an interest in acquiring oil major BP’s 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP,...

  37. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2012

    TNK-BP: Troika takes on RenCap

    embed1 An unusually forthright spat among stockbrokers over TNK-BP – one that that mirrors, in its modest way, the titanic...

  38. June 8, 2012

    BP seeks $15bn spill settlement

    BP is hoping to reach a settlement with the US authorities in which it would pay less than $15bn to resolve all criminal and...

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