Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.
Weir Group’s general counsel and company secretary Keith Ruddock is to retire from the Scottish engineering company at the end of 2015.
Hogan Lovells has lost corporate finance and energy partner David Levin to Nekton Group, where he is set to become the company’s first general counsel.
Skadden and Clifford Chance client General Electric (GE) looks set to acquire Alstom’s energy businesses for €8.5bn (£6.2bn), with the target turning to Hogan Lovells for advice.
Offshore drilling company Transocean senior vice president and general counsel Lars Sjöbring is set to leave the company at the end of 2015 after just 18 months at the helm of the energy giant’s legal team.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the third magic circle firm to launch an office in South Korea with the relocation of Tokyo partner Matthias Voss.
Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.
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.
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Angola and Mozambique are developing fast in a variety of practice areas and industry sectors, as Asian investors set the pace.
A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.
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