Special report: CIS – power change

6-Nov-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a traditionally strong energy market hit by political instability, CIS nations are diversifying into green energy. Will law firms do the same?

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Motor drive: Bulgaria special report

2-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Bulgaria is a vibrant car components and business process outsourcing centre, while its IT and telecoms sectors are catching the eye of investors too.

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Angola/Mozambique: from Asia with cash


Angola and Mozambique are developing fast in a variety of practice areas and industry sectors, as Asian investors set the pace.


It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy


A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.

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Star legal writers in the energy sector

8-Jun-2015 | Updated: 8-Jun-2015

This week’s most-read briefings writers from are drawn from the energy sector. The following excerpts cover pirates, North Sea oil and fracking.


The Hot 100 2015: Energy, real estate and infrastructure


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Romania – Optimism flows deep

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms

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Including £1bn of loans to be released to ’unblock large housing developments on sites in Manchester and Leeds and across the country’.

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HSF allies with Nasser Al-Hamdan to reopen in Riyadh two years after regional exit

24-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.

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Burness Paull appointed lead adviser to Ecotricity in Scotland

30-Oct-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

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Wood Group GC departure sparks search for successor

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Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach


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