May 2015

From Desert to Deluge? Preparing for Increasing Financial Openness in the Energy and Mining Sectors

In the EU, US, Canada, and Norway, new laws requiring stricter mandatory disclosures about financial flows between natural resource companies and governments could reduce the risk of Petrobras style scandals. In the UK, for example, all LSE listed oil, gas, and mining companies must as of 2016 disclose tax, royalty, and other payments on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis. In the US, Dodd-Frank (Section 1504) requires similar disclosures but has yet to be implemented.