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Herbert Smith (Stephen Wilkinson and Ben Ward) represented Amerada Hess on the £670m restructuring of Premier Oil. Slaughter and May acted for Premier while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Petronas, which exited its 25 per cent stake in Premier.
Linklaters (Manzer Ijaz) advised Barclays Capital and the Bank of Scotland on the $172m (£110m) syndicated and bridge loan facility to Swedish group Lundin Petroleum.