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


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: 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


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


Get well soon


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?


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


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

Grid locked


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

Scottish power


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

Energy Briefings

Subsidies for green electricity permitted to restrict trade between EU member states — CJEU download subscription

Dentons 9-Jul-2014

It is normal for member states to make support for renewable generation available only to generators based in their own territory. Until recently, it was generally assumed that this was consistent with EU law.

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Ashurst, Simmons & Simmons and Addleshaw Goddard have won coveted first-time spots on BP’s UK panel, unveiled today (9 July) following a three-month review process.


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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.

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Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach


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

Kirsti Massie

Energy set for shale of a time


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


Claimants will find oil wells dry


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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