Influence of the Lobbyists – Bell Pottinger
Lord Bell of Bell Pottinger. Bell, Wikipedia In December 2006, Lord Bell successfully lobbied on behalf of the Saudi government to discontinue the UK Serious Fraud Office investigation into alleged bribes in the Al Yamamah arms deal. Lord Bell has also performed public relations work for the authoritarian government of Belarus and for the Pinochet Foundation (Fundación Pinochet).
Bell Pottinger connection to UK oil and gas here. November 2011 Oil & Gas UK, the industry representative for offshore oil and gas, has appointed Bell Pottinger Public Affairs to provide public affairs counsel.
The team will be led by Claire Jakobsson, Director of the Energy Unit at Bell Pottinger Public Affairs. Claire Jakobsson said: “We are delighted to be working with Oil & Gas UK. There is a huge amount going on in this sector. The debate on the future role of oil and gas in the energy mix and the industry’s contribution to the UK economy continues to be prevalent. We want to help ensure that the voice of the offshore oil and gas industry is heard.” Trisha O’Reilly, Director of Communications at Oil & Gas UK, commented: “Oil & Gas UK works closely with its members and the Con/Dem government on a range of issues that have an impact on the activities of the industry and its future success, and we look forward to working with Bell Pottinger to help us deepen and extend the political debate”. http://bell-pottinger.co.uk/news-articles/oilandgas .Prospective Anglo Scottish Maritime Boundary Revisited http://www.ejil.org/pdfs/12/1/505.pdf. written in 2001 by a law lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, Mahdi Zahraa.