Last Case In Kazakh Oil Fight Forced Into Arbitration

Law360, New York (February 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An independent oil and gas company that has pursued long-running bribery and corruption claims against several major international players in the oil industry was handed another defeat Monday when a federal judge ordered the company to pursue its claims against BG Group PLC in a Canadian arbitration proceeding.

Judge John D. Bates of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a 1999 settlement agreement between BG Group's North American subsidiary, BG North America, and Grynberg Production Corp. required any claims to be arbitrated...
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