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HSF allies with Nasser Al-Hamdan to reopen in Riyadh two years after regional exit

24-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.

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Burness Paull appointed lead adviser to Ecotricity in Scotland

30-Oct-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Burness Paull has been appointed as lead adviser to green energy firm Ecotricity in Scotland, following a pitch led by chairman Philip Rodney.


Wood Group GC departure sparks search for successor

29-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wood Group has started a search for a new general counsel and company secretary to replace outgoing legal head Robbie Brown.


Clifford Chance bolsters Germany with hire of Freshfields M&A big-hitter

28-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance has moved to strengthen its German offering with the appointment of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global co-head of energy and natural resources, Anselm Raddatz.

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New oil and gas regulator in the market for first general counsel

26-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has created a new general counsel position in the run-up to becoming an independent government company next year.


WFW enters Vietnam with local alliance and vows China move

22-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has set foot in Vietnam via an association with local firm LVN & Associates, while confirming it is looking at China for its next move.

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Herbert Smith Freehills joins rush to South Africa with new Johannesburg office

20-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired two partners from Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel to launch an office in Johannesburg.

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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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