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Hunton & Williams has launched an environmental practice in London following the hire of specialist Anju Sanehi from DLA Piper.
The environmental capability enhances Hunton's already strong offering in the energy and renewable energy sector.
Sanehi will work alongside partners Matthew Williams and John Deacon.
Sanehi joins Hunton as of counsel. Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2004, she was the UK in-house environmental lawyer for American Electric Power (AEP). AEP exited the UK market in 2004 when it sold its two coal-fired power plants to Scottish and Southern Energy for £456m.
"Anju's environmental and planning practice provides an important piece in the jigsaw of providing our energy clients with the full service they require," Williams said.
Hunton has been developing a thriving energy practice following the hire of Williams from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Deacon from Hammonds in July 2005 and December 2004 respectively.
The firm recently advised Russian gas giant Gazprom's UK arm on its entry to the UK commercial supply market.
The hire follows a similar move by US rival LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, which last month hired a two-partner environment team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, along with Blake Lapthorn Linnell's head of environment.
The three environment partners joining LeBoeuf are John Bowman, Nicholas Rock and Paul Watchman.