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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

east

East Africa: Triumvirate of power

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging

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

Cansun

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

Shell

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

Fracking

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

Energy Briefings

Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 17-Sep-2014

On 3 September 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v Aurora Energy Services LLC.

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Skanska general counsel joins Orrick in US

3-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Skanska’s general counsel for infrastructure development, Kenneth Schuhmacher, has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s energy and infrastructure group in New York

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Allen & Overy takes back oil partner Kim from Ashurst to boost Dubai

2-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has re-hired oil and gas specialist Judith Kim from Ashurst to become the fifteenth partner in its Dubai office. 

CMS, Pinsents and Simpson Thacher lead on Blackstone $500m oil company launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil, with the $500m (£301m) launch of Blackstone and Blue Water Energy-backed company Siccar Point Energy.

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Energy Opinion

Nigel Knowles

Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach

5-May-2014

If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.

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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

Cogley

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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