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Andrew Picken

Andrew Picken is a London-based partner in McGrigors LLP's Business Crime & Commercial Fraud Team. He regularly advises clients (including those in the Oil & Gas Sector) on domestic and international business crime, regulatory, and sanctions matters. McGrigors LLP has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast and the Falklands Islands.

On the 8th July, this year, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act (CISADA), and illustrated how CISADA could render non-US companies liable to severe economic sanctions were they held to assist the Government of Iran in the development of petroleum resources. The US Treasury Office of...Full Article »
On the 1st July 2010, President Obama signed into law The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, ("The Act"). The Act both amends and enhances the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA). No companies were ever sanctioned under the ISA; however, that is likely to change, as the president will no longer be able to exercise...Full Article »
Recent, and imminent, changes to US and UK legislation will affect Oil & Gas operations worldwide. This article examines three areas of activity where prosecution and regulation are manifest: Cartels (Anti-Trust); bribery and corruption; and international sanctions....Full Article »