Nigel Knowles

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

Energy News


Clifford Chance braces itself for professional negligence claim from Excalibur funders

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Third-party litigation funders who bankrolled the $1.6bn claim brought by Clifford Chance client Excalibur Ventures are gearing up to bring a professional negligence claim against the firm, following defeat in the High Court last year.

Beijing dragon

Stephenson Harwood taps Clyde & Co for China energy hire

27-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Clyde & Co has lost the chief representative of its fledgling Beijing office to Stephenson Harwood in a boost to the latter’s energy and resources group.

Oil well

Baker Botts and Davis Polk among US giants to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn merger with Baker Hughes

18-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of US firms has lined up to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn stock and cash takeover of key competitor Baker Hughes.

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Energy Analysis


Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country


Special report: Norway - After the oil

29-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Slow growth in the eurozone along with crises in the Middle East and Ukraine are beginning to be a drag on Norway’s richest sector – energy

Panel reviews

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

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