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Matthias Bichsel and the Shell reserves fraud

By John Donovan Within the next few days we will publish authentic Shell internal confidential emails and documents that provide irrefutable proof that like his fellow Royal Dutch Shell Plc executive director, Simon Henry, Matthias Bichsel (right) was aware years before the Shell reserves fraud became public knowledge, that Shell was cooking the books. Many […]

Corporate Scandals: Post-Enron, post-Shell, post-WorldCom, post-Parmalat

Post-Enron, post-Shell, post-WorldCom, post-Parmalat, the collective knickers of the business world are in a twist about ethics, and rightly so. Deals are the building blocks of business. Enormous sums are at stake and the money belongs mostly to strangers, not neighbours. Without ethics to define deals and fair dealing, business will not get done. Introduction […]

The man who shook Shell

By Clémence Grison (paris): 29.03.2012 John Donovan, who worked with Shell, reveals damaging information on the oil giant. This personal revenge has already cost the Anglo-Dutch company billions of dollars. John Donovan, 64, is a meticulous man and very knowledgeable. For several years he has spent most of his time on what he describes as […]

Whistleblower accuses Shell Executive Director, Malcolm Brinded

“Van de Veer was in a tricky situation. The Shell reputation was already in the gutter after the reserves debacle and Brinded was the white knight in shining armour who was to help in the recovery process.” Introduction by John Donovan Former Shell International HSE Group Auditor, Bill Campbell (above right), provides more information about […]

Spaced out at Royal Dutch Shell

”SPACE, VISION AND STRATEGY”: Sir Philip Watts, disgraced Shell Group Chairman who once donned a space suit at a meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands, in 1998 to pump up his troops. Subsequently a defendant in various US class action law suits arising from his role in reserves fraud ,which cost Shell shareholders almost $1 billion in […]

Damage still reverberating from Royal Dutch Shell reserves scandal

By John Donovan The Guardian reports today that several hundred senior scientists employed by Shell at the Thornton Research Centre in Cheshire “will be scattered to other offices” in what is described as a more general retreat by Shell from the UK. Shell staff, who are said to be “seething,” apparently believe the retreat from […]

Can BP’s investors give oil giant the time to learn from Shell’s mistakes?

Results clouded by rivals and identity crisis! Titanic court battle looms for oil company! Executives may face charges! By Rowena Mason: 9:33PM BST 30 Jul 2011 If those headlines were meant for readers in 2011, the subject could be only one sorry corporate story: BP and its $40bn (£24bn) Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. However, […]

Case Study: Shell Hydrocarbon Reserves Scandal

Book Title: The Reform of Class and Representative Actions in European Legal Systems: Book by Christopher Hodges, MA (Oxon), PhD (Lond), FSALS: June 2008: Front Cover, Chapter 3 Court Rules for Multiple Claims – Extracts from Pages 75 & 76, plus Back Cover. ISBN 978-1-84113-902-9 (Hart Publishing Limited) The Netherlands Case Study: Shell Hydrocarbon Reserves […]

Royal Dutch Shell in $13 billion securities fraud lawsuit

By John Donovan on 2007-06-22 Royal Dutch Shell fights it out in multi-billion dollar worldwide class action lawsuit arising from the reserves fraud which first hit the news headlines in January 2004 A four week mini-trial was due to commence in the U.S. Courts on Monday 18 June 2007 in the consolidated class action against […]

Videotaped Deposition of former Chief Executive of Shell Exploration & Production Walter van de Vijver

Videotaped Deposition of former Royal Dutch Shell Group MD and Chief Executive of Shell Exploration & Production – Mr Walter van de Vijver, in Washington, D.C. 16 Wednesday, January 31st, 2007: 17 9:39 a.m. (first 390 pages) Exhibit 290: Walter van de Vijver Deposition (70 pages) Exhibit 291: Walter van de Vijver Deposition (65 pages) […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 2005 Toronto Star: Royal Dutch Shell eyes Canadian minority buyout: Offer could be worth $7 billion: Saturday 31 December 2005: READ   Business Times Malaysia: Joint venture field delivers first gas: “SHELL Malaysia and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd have achieved a major milestone with the delivery of first gas […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 2005  Dow Jones Newswires: Global Gas Demand To Grow By 3% Next Decade – Shell Exec: $16 Trillion Energy Invest Needed From 2001-30 – Shell Exec: Wednesday November 30, 2005: READ Delta Community Threatens to Shut Shell’s Facilities: “If after three weeks from the date of this […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 2005 AFX Europe (Focus): Royal Dutch Shell proposes to pay minority shareholders 52.21 eur/shr: “Royal Dutch Shell also said eligible UK resident shareholders can receive loan notes exchangeable into Royal Dutch Shell ‘A’ shares.”: Tuesday October 31, 2005: READ Grampian TV (Scotland): Shell admits failures led to the deaths […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 2005 Stanford Law School: Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Shell): According to a press release dated September 2, 2005, Shell is to pay out $9.2 million and has agreed to make changes to its corporate governance in order to settle four lawsuits brought against it by disgruntled shareholders. However, the […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 2005 Royal Dutch Shell settles another US Class Action Lawsuit and undertakes ethics makeover: Wednesday 31 August 2005: 20.00 ET: READ The Mayo News Online (Ireland: Rossport Five could face jail until October: “The legal teams are talking, and are in continual contact, but there is little […]


ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 2005 Wednesday, 1 June 2005 The Independent (UK): Shell opens talks about a return to Nigeria’s troubled Ogoni region: “More than 12 years since it fled the Nigerian region of Ogoni in fear at the growing violence towards its operations from the local population, oil giant Shell has […]

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