The last Singapore-based partner of Australian firm Allens, Marae Ciantar, has joined local firm Rajah & Tann to head its energy and resource practice.
CMS is launching its second Middle Eastern office in Oman following its September 2012 launch in Dubai.
Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has made a raft of partner hires to strengthen its oil and gas team, picking up lawyers including Bond Dickinson partner Kenny Paton.
Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique.
Allen & Gledhill has become the latest Singapore firm to establish a presence in Myanmar, after launching an associate firm in Yangon.
Clifford Chance, Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom and Australian firm Gilbert + Tobin have taken lead roles in Shell’s $2.6bn deal to offload its Australia downstream business to Vitol.
Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers
Shale gas extraction is the hot environmental issue of the moment, offering great opportunities but meeting stubborn opposition
Energy work has long powered Nigerian law firms, but slow progress on legislation is holding up the sector’s growth
While acknowledging the potential for work from Cyprus’s gas discovery, the republic’s ties to Greece are a big cause for concern
Leading energy practitioners give their thoughts on the post-Fukushima nuclear landscape as well as shale gas, renewables and solar feed-in tariffs
Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground
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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