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.
Baker Botts, Cravath and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have all advised on oilfield services company Schlumberger’s $14.8bn purchase of equipment provider Cameron.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the energy sector. The following excerpts cover pirates, North Sea oil and fracking.
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The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms
Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country