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Dentons opens in Italy with 21-lawyer team from DLA and employment boutique

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.

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Weir Group GC's retirement sparks search for successor

24-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weir Group’s general counsel and company secretary Keith Ruddock is to retire from the Scottish engineering company at the end of 2015. 

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Hogan Lovells energy partner joins Nekton Group as first GC

22-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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.


CC, Hogan Lovells and Skadden win top roles on GE's €8.5bn acquisition of Alstom business

9-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 

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Transocean GC Sjöbring quits role after 18 months

8-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Allen & Overy follows foreign rivals into South Korea

8-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

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.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

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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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