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Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

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Hill Dickinson marine quartet split off to launch boutique

21-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A team of Hill Dickinson lawyers, including two partners, have left to start their own firm under the name Waterside Solicitors.

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Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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White & Case, CC and Akin Gump advise on long-awaited Afren 'life raft' restructuring

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

White & Case is advising troubled oil and gas company Afren on a $300m (£196m) recapitalisation plan that could prove a life raft to the business plagued by expenses scandal, falling share prices and its self-report to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in March.

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SAPA group GC to take top role at BG Group as Vinter retires

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

BG Group general counsel Graham Vinter is stepping down after seven years in the role following his company’s announced merger with energy company Shell, and will be replaced by Sapa group general counsel Tom Melbye.

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Freshfields and Slaughters tapped for Shell’s £47bn takeover of BG Group

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May is advising Royal Dutch Shell on its recommended cash and share valued at £47bn to take over natural gas company BG Group, represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Chadbourne turns to BLP for new Moscow managing partner

7-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Chadbourne & Parke has recruited corporate partner Andrei Baev from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its new Moscow managing partner.

Hong Kong

Freshfields returns to Linklaters for another Hong Kong partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to bolster its Asian practice by hiring from magic circle rival Linklaters, this time taking a Beijing banking and finance partner for its Hong Kong office.

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Scotland's Maclays adds Dana Petroleum GC to oil and gas team

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland-headquartered Maclay Murray & Spens has bolstered its Aberdeen oil and gas practice with the hire of Dana Petroleum general counsel Jill Reid.

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The Government is looking to fast-track new laws that would mean the end of state subsidies for onshore wind farms, according to the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority issued a tender inviting companies to submit bids for the design, installation and testing and commissioning of a pilot solar powered water pumping and reverse osmosis water desalination system.

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