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May 20, 2013
Industrial group UPM- Kymmene (Helsinki) has registered a court request with the Helsinki District Court to invalidate Neste Oil's (Espoo, Finland) biodiesel patent, alleging it does...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Finlands-UPM-and-Neste-Oil-in-court-dispute-over-biodiesel-patent_52167.html
May 17, 2013
Senior officials of Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (Kuwait City), are to be suspended pending an inquiry into the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Report-Kuwaiti-cabinet-suspends-PIC-officials-pending-K-Dow-investigation_52130.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 9, 2013
Ferro has reached an agreement with FrontFour Capital and Quinpario Partners over nominees to Ferro’s board by support for election two out of three of the shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ferro-shareholder-group-reach-agreement-on-board-nominees_51872.html
May 8, 2013
The EU Court of Justice (Luxembourg) says it has rejected ENI's (Rome) appeal against a ruling by the EU General Court covering ENI's involvement in a price-fixing cartel in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/ENI-and-Versalis-lose-appeal-against-EU-synthetic-rubber-price-fixing-fine_51851.html
May 6, 2013
Glass Lewis (San Francisco), a corporate governance research and proxy advisory firm, has endorsed Ferro’s three board nominees—Richard Brown, Gregory Hyland, and Ronald...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Proxy-advisory-firm-endorses-Ferro-director-slate_51779.html
May 3, 2013
ASK Chemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Ashland and Clariant, sold granulate, coatings, and hot top metal casting products to Iranian government entities, Ashland said in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ashland-Clariant-JV-sold-casting-products-to-Iran_51753.html
April 22, 2013
The Argentinean government has launched a negotiation process to protect the workers, including subcontracted personnel, at Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) Rio Colorado potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Argentina-launches-process-to-protect-workers-at-Vales-Rio-Colorado-potash-project-site_51324.html
April 18, 2013
The European Parliament has published a draft report that proposes drawing a distinction between the different types of biofuel based on their climate impacts. The draft report was...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/European-Parliament-publishes-draft-report-amending-sustainability-criteria-for-biofuels_51276.html
April 16, 2013
Argentinean biofuel exports have shrunk by a half so far this year, according to statistics published by Carbio, the Argentinean biodiesel chamber. During the first quarter of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Argentinas-biodiesel-exports-drop-by-almost-50-percent-during-first-quarter_51201.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 15, 2013
The government of Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lukoil (Moscow) to restart production at Karpatnaftokhim, Lukoil's  polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ukraine-PVC-plant-to-restart-following-agreement-between-government-and-Lukoil_51157.html
April 12, 2013
The European Union says it will track Argentinean and Indonesian biodiesel imports in the coming months as part of an antidumping investigation launched by the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EU-to-track-Argentinean-and-Indonesian-biodiesel-imports-following-launch-of-antidumping-investigation_51150.html
April 11, 2013
The Argentinean government could extend for a further 30 days the mandatory conciliation issued to/against mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro), related to the company's shelving of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Argentina-threatens-to-extend-mandatory-conciliation-of-suspended-potash-project-workers_51095.html
April 11, 2013
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE; Northwich, UK), a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals (Mumbai), has been fined £100,000 ($153,000) after it pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Health...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Tata-Chemicals-Europe-fined-£100000-following-health-and-safety-breaches-in-2010_51073.html
April 10, 2013
Cefic has reacted with caution to a proposal to modernize European Union trade defense instruments, presented by the European Commission today. The EU chemical industry supports the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Cefic-urges-caution-on-proposed-modernization-of-EU-trade-defense-instruments_51048.html
April 5, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-PP-from-South-Africa-India-Korea_50971.html
March 28, 2013
Ecolab announced today that it expects the close of its $2.2-billion acquisition of oilfield services firm Champion Technologies to occur on or before 15 April. The deal was previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ecolab-extends-Champion-close-date-to-15-April_50798.html
March 22, 2013
A. Schulman has retained Moelis & Company (New York), an investment bank, to advise on the company’s $6.50/share hostile bid for Ferro. The bid, which totals $855 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Schulman-retains-investment-bank-to-advise-on-Ferro-offer_50699.html
March 12, 2013
Calgon Carbon has agreed to nominate two new independent directors, potentially expanding the size of its board by one seat, in an agreement with hedge fund Starboard Value (New York)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Calgon-Carbon-to-expand-board-in-agreement-with-hedge-fund_50447.html
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