IRAQ

 

Iraq Hires Big Law Firm To Thwart KRG Export Plans

 

The Iraqi government has instructed the London office of international law firm Vinson & Elkins to represent its interests should the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) proceed with independent oil exports without Baghdad’s approval, MEES has learned. The step indicates the federal government’s determination not to back down in the protracted stand-off with Erbil.

The KRG has halted the pumping of...