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PGS ASA Capital Markets Fraud and the Art of Bribing Lawyers

Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) (20-Aug-2016)
My Philip Landau and Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) London Solicitors Testimonial ( 8 November 2016 updated 9 April 2017 )
PGS ASA High Risk (Fraudulent & Defamatory?) Human Resources (HR) Data Processing (14 October 2019)



SLIDE SHOW – Watson, Farley and Williams (WFW) serve as ADVISORS to PGS Exploration (UK) Limited on Matters of Employment Law.

The most relevant document for all the lawyers mentioned within my blog post articles to explain is the 25 October 2013 Memo signed by (then) PGS EVP Marine Contract, Per Arild Reksnes and PGS SVP Global HR Terje Bjølseth.

There is very little for any whistle blower to gain from deception and distortions.  By action and words, several concerns have been presented with supporting evidence.   

Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Capital Markets (25-Jul-2016)

These prose chronicle multiple infractions of corporate governance, as well as provide evidence of serious wrong-doing that should sound alarms whether true or false. Either way, the publications should prompt action and engagement. The articles have been viewed by thousands within and outside the marine geophysical sector. They show-up in first page results to Google™ searches associated with PGS CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen.

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Veneer of Governance (8-May-2016)

A fair and thorough investigation addressing a whistleblowing claim is my legal right under English law and contract.  Such a request is not defamation.  PGS ASA (PGS) has been defrauding and defaming me since before June 2013.  There has been a continuum of perverting the course of justice with the malicious intent to harm me and my family physically and financially.  PGS’ behaviors have been cruelly abusive and illegal. Thus, the collective silence of the abusers. And PGS and several of its corrupt agents know it.  This is why PGS has had to bribe lawyers and other internal and external personnel to manipulate the fair legal processes owed me under law and contract.  Through bribing lawyers, avenues of legal redress are obstructed. Victims of PGS ASA et al. crime and abuse cannot find justice – easily.  Just as shameful has been the (alleged) illegal acts conducted on PGS’ behalf by co-conspirator, law firm Watson, Farley and Williams (WFW).  The most relevant document for all the lawyers mentioned within my blog post articles is to explain the 25 October 2013 Memo signed by (then) PGS EVP Marine Contract, Per Arild Reksnes and PGS SVP Global HR Terje Bjølseth.I believe that PGS and WFW owe me hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions,  of (USA) dollars for their breaches in contract along with fraud, perverting the course of justice, and other illegal acts.  Likely several PGS and WFW executives should go to prison too. The police need to take white-collar crime more seriously. Dysfunction and apathy destroys victims lives.  The stakes are high. My initial whistleblowing claim was made in June 2013. Most every personnel and personal action taken by PGS to respond to my whistleblowing has been wrapped in illegal conspiracy.  PGS and WFW have knowingly defrauded UK and Norway government agencies. This is why principals PGS and WFW refuse to detail the documentation supporting their decision making process. However, PGS ASA Capital Markets investors must demand a thorough investigation and audit as part of their fiduciary duties they own their stakeholders.

The vantage point of time-passed and actions taken has allowed me to construct the breadth of the deceitful cruel and illegal actions taken against me and my family.  I have not been a quiet victim of PGS and WFW crimes. Since I first became aware of PGS’ nefarious and illegal behaviors, I have shared it publicly through blog post articles.  My first blog post article which named names was published on the LinkedIn™ Pulse platform (LI) 3 July 2015. PGS and WFW continued to defame me through their choosing not to invoke the non-disparagement (Confidentiality) terms and conditions within the employment contract and subsequent termination settlement contract which rests at the center of my blog posts.  Instead guilty parties and/or their enablers anonymously make their false claims of defamation to LI administrators. PGS and WFW did not want to address the published content and claims within my blog post articles in a courtroom.  PGS and WFW did not want to clarify or correct the content and claims.  PGS and WFW wanted my voice silenced and the content and claims de-published because they were fact-based whistleblowing exposing corruption.  In August 2016, I was restricted from LI. The social media network for professionals was unintentionally (we hope) aiding and abetting corruption through restricting my account that published protected published disclosure and credible allegations of criminal activity.  PGS and WFW never had to address my publications as whistleblowing which is protected within the Confidentiality clauses of both contracts. WFW formed these contracts on behalf of PGS’ UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK).  Following my restriction from publishing on LI, I continued publishing content on my own dedicated website, (NO Psychopaths in Geo-Services). I also started using Twitter™ to publish my whistleblowing claims and to link/direct users to more detailed articles with evidence of PGS/WFW wrong-doing published on  

Throughout 2016, I tried multiple times to contact the PGS Compliance Hotline to voice my concerns, but never received a response.  I also contacted WFW risk and compliance and received similar stonewalling. PGS further defamed me to the entire LI community through stating that they carried out a thorough investigation when they never did.  I am certain of this because I know the facts. I am the subject of my personal data. I know exactly what happened. By this time, I had determined that both PGS and WFW, including compliance, were corrupt and vested in a cover-up.  It also began to be clear that my legal counsel, Philip Landau with employment law firm Landau, Zeffertt and Weir Solicitors (LZW), had also been compromised. In other words, in actuality, I had had no real legal representation for my grievance – which met the criteria for whistleblowing – with PGS.  WFW represented their client and my employer, the PGSUK in an illegally rigged settlement negotiation process that bypassed my legally guaranteed rights under English employment laws. With WFW guidance, PGS bypassed legally guaranteed grievance process steps as well as precautions for stressed employees, as I had stated that I was.  The most significant aspect of being the mark of a conspiracy to defame and defraud in retaliation for my June 2013 whistleblowing was the fact that I was a USA citizen employed through PGSUK sponsorship of my Tier 2 visa. With all of my avenues of legal recourse compromised, the cabal was able to gaslight and break English laws with relative ease.  This was all premeditated perverting the course of justice and fraud with the knowledge that such action harmed the health and safety of their target of abuse.  The objective of my online publications have been to provoke PGSUK into exercising the terms and conditions of my original employment contract and especially the termination settlement agreement contract which was the outcome of the rigged negotiations between PGS, WFW, and LZW which were predicated on forged defamatory documentation. 

Also, I had always wanted to go through the legal grievance process.  PGSUK offered the settlement to avoid the grievance process.  The underlying performance issues were never substantiated by any process or documentation and were in fact the basis for my grievance in the first place.  

My Philip Landau and Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) London Solicitors Testimonial ( 8 November 2016 updated 9 April 2017 )
25 October2013 Memo
Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Capital Markets (25-Jul-2016)

The mob exists in a make-believe world and then makes their decisions based on the fabricated self-delusion that they do not.  PGS executives say that they have core values, but they do not apply them to their decisions.  PGS executives say that their health and safety statistics are above industry standard, but they suppress and remove health and safety concerns from consideration and publication.

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Mob Gaslighting (30-Jun-2016)

My publications have provided e-mail and other evidence supporting my allegations.  PGS, WFW and LZW have publically misrepresented my whistleblowing, which was always legal and protected public disclosure within the definition of the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), to be defamation. PGS, WFW and LZW are all aware of this and that is why no legal action has ever been taken under the laws of England that governed my employment contracts.  In September 2018, the directors of the PGS UK affiliate, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (PGSUK), 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK); Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS CEO; Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO; Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS Chief Accountant, along with former secretary and PHS UK Head of Legal, Carl Richards, delivered criminal defamation claims to the house where I lived in Thailand.    I was not there. I had just left Thailand for the United States (US) and was not able to receive the claims in person until I returned (earlier than planned) in October 2018. That’s right, a multinational marine geophysical service company based in Norway with affiliate offices located around the world believes that I have damaged the company and its agent’s reputations to a criminal level – in Thailand? Over three years since my initial publications on LI had passed, PGSUK and Carl Richards delivered summons and criminal charges of defamation while I traveled abroad.  PGS does not list any offices in Thailand. On the other hand their legal representation in my case, global legal firm WFW, does have an office in Bangkok, Thailand. However, WFW has never threatened any legal action against me in spite of the fact that WFW has been mentioned in several of my articles. A different legal firm, Duensing Kippen – Attorneys & Arbitrators is representing PGS interests in Thailand.  

What shareholders and potential investors must consider with PGS Capital Markets is what levels of incompetence and/or corruption must exist within the direction and management of PGS that would require the abandonment of English (and/or Norwegian) legal due process and contract law in favor of the Thai legal system?  

Since July 2015 my published articles have been intended to alert PGS stakeholders of these risks.  PGS has a legal department that employs lawyers whose responsibility is to review PGS business contracts and ensure that they do not expose the company to excessive risks.  It is my belief that PGS’ inability to resolve contractual issues within the constraints of jurisdictional clauses exposes corrupt and incompetent management and is therefore a significant capital markets risk.  Both the original contract of employment and the termination settlement contract are governed by the laws of England. Further, WFW was involved in forming the terms and conditions of the original contract of employment, assisting in the Tier 2 visa application and approval process, as well as the eventual settlement agreement which I claim is a fraudulent instrument predicated on forged and defamatory documents.  PGS and WFW have refused multiple requests to confirm that the same documentation used to obtain the Tier 2 visa was also used to form the terms and conditions of the termination settlement contract agreement? Both of the legal contract agreements between PGSUK and myself were advised by WFW. Only the original employment contract and the termination settlement contract agreement bare my countersignature. All of the other personnel file documentation are signed by HR personnel and not my immediate supervisor. 

This begs the question as to how did WFW ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of the signed termination settlement contract? And also, how can their be criminal defamation claims in Thailand and no breach in the non-disparagement terms and conditions in either one of the contracts governed by the laws of England? WFW is a global law firm with office in both England and Thailand. WFW advised on both the original employment contract and subsequent termination contracts which both contained Confidentiality clauses citing PIDA protections. So, how has WFW advised PGSUK in their legal actions in Thailand with firm Duensing-Kippon (DK)? The compromise agreements that I was forced to sign under threat of prosecution for criminal defamation in Thailand bypass the WFW advised legal agreements formed under the laws of England. WFW certainly should be advising PGSUK in their Thailand legal actions. WFW has never been included directly in the “legal notices” sent to me in Thailand by DK. Why not? DK is essentially being used to disassemble WFW advised agreements and take the dispute out of the legal jurisdiction of England and into Thailand. This benefits all conspirators, most notably PGS and WFW. PGSUK, an English company, is investing significant resources to stay out of the English legal system. I cannot see how this is legal under the Companies Act 2006 or English contract law. PGS, WFW, and DK remain silent, as does LZW (now Landau Law) who was supposed to represent my interests from October – December 2013. 

The only formal employment action between me and PGSUK was the grievance.  There were only threats of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) being investigated, which I qualified as harassment and bullying.  

What #PhilipLandau, #London #EmploymentLaw Solicitor taught me about Settlement Contracts (30 April 2017) p128-129

Most of all, PGS executives have abused their positions and violated their agency responsibilities of trust and confidence and duty of care to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.  Forgery and the uttering of forged instruments is criminal behavior.   

The Crimes of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen (4-Sep-2016)

Where does DK get its legal agency to bypass agreements formed under the laws of England?  DK is an agent of PGSUK, an English company governed by the laws of England.  DK cannot assume authority to break the laws of England or legal agreements that PGSUK does not legally possess as a principal.  DK can only legally exercise the legal authority possessed by PGSUK. This is why I regard the legal actions being taken against me and my family in Thailand to be fraudulent.  Further, there remain several pertinent unanswered questions by WFW, PGS, and LZW. How can a “poor performing employee” be legally sponsored and employed on a Tier 2 visa? WFW advised PGSUK on my Tier 2 sponsorship and reviewed all documentation submitted to the UK Border Agency in both 2010 and again in July 2013 for the visa renewal. The other question is how was the personnel file documentation establishing “performance issues” articulated within the PGSUK 24 July 2013 letter (signed by David Nicholson) vetted for process compliance, accuracy and legality?  The opening negotiations by PGSUK by their representative WFW counsel, stated:

WFW has no authority nor qualified privilege to assess my performance as a Tier 2 visa sponsored employee of PGSUK. Without credible and compliant process documentation, WFW is defaming and defrauding me on behalf of PGSUK. And my counsel, LZW, is allowing this to happen? Similarly, the 24 July 2013 letter which was the predicate for my subsequent filing of a workplace grievance 20 September 2013 is defamatory as well. Without credible and compliant process documentation, PGSUK (i.e., directors and secretary) is defaming me because malicious prose also have no qualified privilege. Further, PGSUK have no direct knowledge of my work performance. I worked for no director nor secretary directly. My immediate supervisor, Edward von Abendorff, PGS Marine Contract, VP Contract Sales – Africa, has not signed any of the pertinent documentation, nor has the subject of any performance reviews, me! Even von Abendorff would not possess qualified privilege if their were malicious intent, such as bullying and mobbing an employee that they supervise to escape accountability for misconduct. PGS, aided by WFW, LZW and DK, have illegally weaponized the human resources department through the misuse of employment lawyers. Lawyers involved within my dispute with PGS have not performed their legally prescribed duties to their ability, but rather advanced a false narrative to protect PGS ASA. Lawyers involved in my case with PGS ASA have uttered forged documents lauding a defamatory narrative. The central question is what would motivate lawyers to behave this way?

When I eventually did deliver my formal grievance complaining of workplace bullying and harassment, along with multiple departures from PGSUK policy and UK contract and employment laws, I cited that the three principal bullies were, in fact, behaving with arbitrary caprice.

Carl Richards, Arbitrary and Capricious Company Secretary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited (24 Feb 2018) p112-118

I have not received any requests to stop publishing my pieces by anyone, including those within PGS.  The simple truth is that what I have published is indeed true.  I know it.  Many know it.  As time passes and the truth is no longer disputed what will remain, at the very least, is a chronological record of non-action and apathy by PGS executives.

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign 2 (20-Sep-2015)
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PGS UK Personnel Handbook (2013)


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