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Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump

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Spring tide

4-Mar-2013 | By James Swift

Clifford Chance again tops the global project finance rankings by deal value. It’s been a pretty rotten time for the sector, but events such as the Arab Spring are giving things a push

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Stash cloud

5 December 2011

As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof

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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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Addleshaws comes up smelling of roses with waste management scoop

20 April 2009 | By Luke McLeod-Roberts

Europe’s largest waste PFI has seen Addleshaws strike up relationships with new clients.

Baltic States Special Report: Energy craving

9-Feb-2009

Law firms are waiting on tenterhooks for the Baltic States’ politicians to sort out their differences and give the go-ahead for a host of energy projects.

What next for Slaughters, Links as BHP seam runs dry?

8-Dec-2008

The collapse of BHP’s bid for Rio Tinto leaves big firms’ big billers at a loose end.

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

Six partners gone, revenue low - but BLP bullish over projects saga

26-May-2008

This has not been a good year for Berwin Leighton Paisner's projects team. The department lost six partners over the course of 12 months.

Lawyers live in hope that Eastern European PPP market matures

28-Apr-2008

The economies of Eastern Europe and the CIS have emerged from decades of rigid state planning, leading to predictions that the private sector would win a raft of infrastructure work.

UK firms garner all their energy to forge ahead in nuclear gold rush

3-Mar-2008

Political nous and solid relationships will be key to winning the work

The US green gauge

21-Jan-2008

Although the US's new energy bill offers some much-needed mandates for energy efficiency, targets for renewable energy fall disappointingly short.

Surge in renewable energy

3-Jan-2008

If necessity truly is the mother of invention, then West Country law firms could be in line for a huge boost as the impacts of global warming, pollution and urbanisation hit home.

Project finance: Eastern assist

6-Aug-2007

Sub-Saharan Africa is ripe for development - and China is making the first moves. By Corinna Mitchell and Michael Foundethakis

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The recent major cabinet reshuffle sees Matthew Hancock replacing Michael Fallon as the new business and energy minister. 

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MoD embarks on panel review after ditching plans to scrap roster

17-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the hunt for an expanded panel after turning its back on the idea of scrapping or reducing its dedicated roster. 

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Pinsent Masons adds Beijing infrastructure partner

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons has added to its Asian infrastructure group with the hire of Formosan Brothers construction and disputes partner Helena Chen in Beijing.

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DLA and Freshfields among firms advising on £600m Mersey Gateway Project

31-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy are among the firms to have advised on the construction of a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey.

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Building up hopes in Norway

7-Oct-2013

Newly elected Norway prime minister Solway has promised measures that will kickstart a flat infrastructure sector

Opinion: High oil prices are fuelling the flames of energy disputes

21-Jul-2008

Disputes lawyers sit with sharpened ­pencils waiting impatiently for the full force of the fallout from the credit crunch. As thumbs are twiddled, a torrent of ­disputes has already started in the energy sector. Across the world disputes are being fuelled by the unsettling effects of the high price of oil.

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