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Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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Dentons ties up with South African associate firm to launch in Cape Town

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is tying up with South African associate firm KapdiTwala to launch its own offices in South Africa.


Coming out of his Shell: Peter Rees QC on leaving "the best job in law"

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

General counsel at Shell – “the best job in law” according to Peter Rees QC. So what prompted the silk to stand down two years ahead of schedule in November 2013? 

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Vinson & Elkins loses China co-head to Latham & Watkins

1-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Vinson & Elkins’ (V&E) former China co-head and energy partner David Blumental has left the firm to join Latham & Watkins six months after the Huston-based energy firm closed its Shanghai office.

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Clarke Willmott dropped by Crown Estates following review

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clarke Willmott has been kicked off the Crown Estate’s rural panel in favour of a consolidated roster comprising Bond Dickinson and Burges Salmon.

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A&O facing SRA probe over Dahdaleh bribery trial

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Two Allen & Overy (A&O) partners are facing an SRA investigation over what their barrister called an “extraordinarily ill advised” meeting during a high-profile bribery trial against businessman Victor Dahdaleh.

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Energy Analysis


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

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Energy Opinion

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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Energy Briefings

Video: Pillsbury partner Elizabeth Moeller on a new wave of investment in water policy weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 16-Apr-2014

In this video, Elizabeth Moeller discusses how developments in US water policy may lead to a new wave of investment spurred by public-private partnerships.

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