By Gaby Goundry The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico stands as the United States’ worst ever offshore oil spill, and on 25th February this year, the high-stakes trial to determine how much more BP and other companies should pay began. Stuart Smith, an attorney at Smith Stag, represents a number of [...]
by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR As mediators we are all too familiar with the point in our negotiations where one or both parties find it impossible make a deal because they either cannot see the weaknesses in their own case or conversely cannot appreciate the strengths of their opponent’s position. Trying to [...]
By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR Unlike the appalling floods devastating Pakistan, the environmental disaster in the Gulf does have an organisation taking responsibility for it, BP. Which is why Mediator, Kenneth Feinberg, now controls a $20 billion fund, established by BP to manage the compensation for damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon [...]
by Dr Karl Mackie CBE There are challenging conversations which need to held after the Gulf oil leak and the environmental disaster that has beset that region and BP, with many examples of fraught communications in the unfolding events. Over the years CEDR has been fortunate to work with many energy companies, including BP, and [...]
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