Neil Joyce

Empire sues former directors

Empire Oil & Gas' new management team has taken the company's former directors to court in a bid to recover funds used to bankroll defamation proceedings against Empire shareholders.

Empire report gets 84% no vote

Empire Oil and Gas shareholders showed their overwhelming lack of support today towards the company’s recently ousted directors by lodging a massive vote against the remuneration report.

Empire agrees to board overhaul

Empire Oil & Gas has conceded defeat in its bid to stave off efforts by major shareholder ERM Power to overthrow its board, saying it now believes ERM's proposal is the best way forward for the company.

Empire says takeover bid has taken its toll

Empire Oil & Gas says a move by its biggest shareholder ERM Power to replace Empire directors with its own representatives has compromised its relationships with contractors and caused disruption to the business.

ERM to review Empire legal fees

ERM Power says it will seek to recover legal costs paid by Empire Oil & Gas for its directors' personal legal actions against shareholders as a showdown between the two companies looms at a general meeting next month.

Empire, ERM clash over management

The war of words between Empire Oil & Gas and its joint venture partner ERM Power continues, with Empire directors warning shareholders that ERM lacks the experience needed to guide an oil and gas company.

Empire board in firing line

Empire Oil & Gas is facing a board upheaval with its biggest shareholder and joint venture partner ERM Power calling a meeting of shareholders to consider removing Empire's executive chairman and two other directors.