New York

Skanska general counsel joins Orrick in US

3-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Skanska’s general counsel for infrastructure development, Kenneth Schuhmacher, has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s energy and infrastructure group in New York

Dubai

Allen & Overy takes back oil partner Kim from Ashurst to boost Dubai

2-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has re-hired oil and gas specialist Judith Kim from Ashurst to become the fifteenth partner in its Dubai office. 

CMS, Pinsents and Simpson Thacher lead on Blackstone $500m oil company launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil, with the $500m (£301m) launch of Blackstone and Blue Water Energy-backed company Siccar Point Energy.

Essar

Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

27-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is being restructured following its controversial de-listing and general counsel Sheena Singla is considering an informal panel shake-up as a result.

Cardiff

Addleshaws and Burges Salmon win spots on Welsh Water’s new panel

20-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) has gifted Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon first-time appointments on its revamped legal panel.

glasgow scotland

Shepherd & Wedderburn bolsters construction team with ex-DLA practice head

19-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland-headquartered Shepherd & Wedderburn has added the former head of DLA Piper’s Scottish construction and engineering group to its own construction and projects practice.

wind farm renewable

Muckle and Walker Morris among six appointed to first Sustainable Development Capital panel

13-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ethical investor Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has appointed six firms to its inaugural legal panel, with Muckle and Walker Morris among those winning a spot.

oil well energy

Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal and Vinson & Elkins advise on Kinder Morgan $70bn pipeline deal

12-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Vinson & Elkins have advised on Kinder Morgan’s blockbuster $70bn consolidation of its related pipeline companies, marking the biggest energy merger since ExxonMobil 12 years ago.

drax

HSF client Drax loses £1.3bn Government subsidy case

11-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) client Drax has been defeated in the Court of Appeal over £1.3bn in Government renewable energy subsidies.

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