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Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

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Trio of US firms take top roles on Schlumberger and Cameron's $14.8bn oil deal

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Baker Botts, Cravath and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have all advised on oilfield services company Schlumberger’s $14.8bn purchase of equipment provider Cameron. 

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Macfarlanes reveals plans to develop South Africa base into client-facing office

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Macfarlanes has hinted that its South Africa base, which has been operating quietly for around 18 months, could become a fully-fledged client-facing office by the end of 2016.

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Addleshaws, HSF, Irwin Mitchell and Norton Rose Fulbright win spots on National Grid panel

24-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

National Grid has appointed Addleshaw Goddard, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Irwin Mitchell and Norton Rose Fulbright to a slimmed-down panel, with firms including Allen & Overy (A&O) and Squire Patton Boggs losing out.

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Qatar Petroleum hands out panel spots to HSF and Simmons & Simmons

20-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Simmons & Simmons have won mandates on Qatar Petroleum’s inaugural legal panel, with other longstanding advisers such as Eversheds believed not to have made the cut. 

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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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HSF and Norton Rose Fulbright win top roles on Menhaden Capital's IPO

21-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Norton Rose Fulbright have won roles on the latest energy-focused company to float on the London Stock Exchange. 

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 

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