Latest Robert Dudley Stories

2008-08-15 00:00:15

By David Prosser BP HAS suffered its most serious setback so far in the battle raging over control of its TNK-BP joint venture, with a Russian court banning Robert Dudley, the unit's chief executive, from holding office in the country for two years. TNK-BP said it would appeal against the ruling, made by a labour court that has found the company guilty of breaches of Russian employment laws, and that Mr Dudley would continue in his role until this appeal had been heard. Ultimately,...

2008-08-14 21:00:13

MOSCOW. Aug 14 (Interfax) - Moscow's Presnensky Court ruled on Thursday to disqualify TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley from his post for two years for failure to obey the State Labor Inspectorate's instructions, a source familiar with the court's ruling told Interfax. Less than one week ago, on August 8, a court ruled that Dudley had failed to fulfill another set of instructions, however he was only fined at the time. Both Dudley and TNK-BP were earlier charged with violating Russian labor laws....

2008-08-14 15:00:28

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 14 August: The Presnenskiy district court of Moscow ruled on 14 August to disqualify TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley on grounds of non-compliance with a decision of the State Labour Inspectorate, a source informed about the court ruling has told Interfax. Less than a week ago, on 8 August, the court found Dudley guilty of non-compliance with another order of the Labour Inspectorate. But back then the court only imposed a fine...

2008-07-25 12:01:15

In the latest twist in the battle between BP (BP) and its Russian shareholders -- Alfa, Access, and Renova -- BP announced on July 24 that Robert Dudley, chief executive of its Russian affiliate, TNK-BP, was temporarily leaving Russia. Dudley had been under pressure from BP's Russian partners and from the Russian authorities. His Russian visa was set to expire on July 29, and it was questionable whether it would be renewed. BP says that it supports Dudley and that he will continue to run...

2008-01-16 20:10:00

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have discovered the first example of fruit mimicry caused by a parasitic organism.  The parasite, a type of roundworm called a nematode, causes its host, in this case an ant, to grow a bright red abdomen that resembles the ripe berries found throughout their tropical forest environment. The researchers believe the parasite induces this dramatic effect on its hosts as a way to trick birds into eating the infected ants.  This provides...

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