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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Berlin Germany

HSF continues German growth with Freshfields' Hamann

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made its seventh German partner hire, recruiting Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former energy co-head Dirk Hamann.

Nigeria

DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

1-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.

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Simmons enters South Africa with Fasken Martineau alliance

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.

Moscow

Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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Energy Briefings

Shale gas update: major changes for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round download subscription

Dentons 21-Aug-2014

The UK government has published application criteria and terms for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round, accompanied by new guidance.

Further developments for competition in the energy sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 20-Aug-2014

Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.

New sanctions increase uncertainty of shipments to Russia download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

The US Commerce Department’s BIS has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations and imposing further export controls against Russia’s energy sector.

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Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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East Africa: Triumvirate of power

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

Cansun

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

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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

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Energy Opinion

Nigel Knowles

Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach

5-May-2014

If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.

Kirsti Massie

Energy set for shale of a time

2-Sep-2013

Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground

Cogley

Claimants will find oil wells dry

3-Jun-2013

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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