Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Europe roundtable: Turkey energy – Elements of success

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors

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Shell: taking the power back

4-Nov-2013 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers

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Environmental law: Drills, spills and bellyaches

30-Sep-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

Shale gas extraction is the hot environmental issue of the moment, offering great opportunities but meeting stubborn opposition

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Power block

8-Apr-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Energy work has long powered Nigerian law firms, but slow progress on legislation is holding up the sector’s growth

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Cyprus: Gas empowered

4-Jun-2012 | Updated: 6-Jun-2012 | By Joanne Harris

While acknowledging the potential for work from Cyprus’s gas discovery, the republic’s ties to Greece are a big cause for concern

Mark Newbery

Fuel’s errand

30 January 2012

Leading energy practitioners give their thoughts on the post-Fukushima nuclear landscape as well as shale gas, renewables and solar feed-in tariffs

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Get well soon

30-Jan-2011

The Iraqi oil industry has faced many challenges in recent years, but Greg Hammond says the prospects are fast improving.

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Grid lock

13 September 2010

With the closure of coal-powered energy stations, the proposed private sector-funded nuclear alternatives will be vital to meet the UK’s needs. But as Hamish Lal reports, the builds could be seriously delayed due to a lack of clarity on the part of the Government

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A life less green?

12-Sep-2010

Renewable energy initiatives have come under threat in Europe as governments renege on incentive schemes. Simon Currie and Tim Baines examine the likely impact on existing and proposed green initiatives

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EDF legal head quits after team revamp

19 April 2010 | By Gavriel Hollander

EDF Energy has begun the search for a new general counsel following the resignation of Jean MacDonald.

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Heated debate

14 September 2009

With the principles of the Kyoto Protocol due to be renegotiated before the end of the year, lawyers are in the position of having to provide just-in-time advice.

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Spain Special Report: Green with energy

25 May 2009

Spain has led the way in renewable energy, but the financial crisis coupled with regulatory change is having an impact. Will Spain’s ‘green’ commitment hold firm? asks Luke McLeod-Roberts

Gas bills

1-Sep-2008

The EU and UK need to implement new legislation if they want the latest CO2 storage technology to be a success

Grid locked

2-Aug-2004

Where have the Dutch power merchants gone? Weero Koster reveals all

Scottish power

1-Mar-2004

Scotland is in an enviable position to take advantage of renewable energies such as wave and wind power. Nick Atkins gives the lowdown

Energy News

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Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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Dentons ties up with South African associate firm to launch in Cape Town

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is tying up with South African associate firm KapdiTwala to launch its own offices in South Africa.

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Coming out of his Shell: Peter Rees QC on leaving "the best job in law"

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

General counsel at Shell – “the best job in law” according to Peter Rees QC. So what prompted the silk to stand down two years ahead of schedule in November 2013? 

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Energy Opinion

Kirsti Massie

Energy set for shale of a time

2-Sep-2013

Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground

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Claimants will find oil wells dry

3-Jun-2013

If the oil companies are found to have fixed prices, it won’t prove to be a rich seam for civil claimants

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