English High Court allows group claim to proceed against UK-domiciled mining company in relation to acts of subsidiary company abroad

The English High Court has rejected jurisdiction challenges by UK-domiciled mining company Vedanta Resources PLC and its Zambian-domiciled subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines PLC, allowing a group claim brought by 1,826 Zambian villagers in respect of alleged environmental pollution from the copper mine in Zambia to proceed against both companies: Lungowe & others v Vedanta Resources … Read more

Update on – Reporting by extractive companies on government payments – UK regime is now in force

In September 2014 we posted an update commenting on Reporting by Extracted Companies. Stating that Companies with debt or equity securities listed in the UK and large, unlisted companies incorporated in the UK (including subsidiaries of non-UK parent companies) operating in extractives or logging are required to produce annual reports on payments to governments for … Read more