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DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

1-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.

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Simmons enters South Africa with Fasken Martineau alliance

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.

Moscow

Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson.

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Ex-HSF partner joins launch team for Bakers’ Brisbane office

15-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partner has joined the line-up of partners that have launched a Brisbane office for Baker & McKenzie.

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Fieldfisher loses out, Ashurst, Simmons and Addleshaws ushered in as BP unveils UK panel

9-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst, Simmons & Simmons and Addleshaw Goddard have won coveted first-time spots on BP’s UK panel, unveiled today (9 July) following a three-month review process.

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Temple Bright takes Nabarro group to launch energy team

1-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

South West firm Temple Bright has scooped a three-lawyer team from Nabarro to launch an energy and climate change practice. 

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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.

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BP panel review to be wrapped up within a fortnight

12-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

BP’s ongoing panel review process is drawing to a close, with firms expecting to be told if they have scooped a UK panel place before the end of June.

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UK: 14th onshore licensing round download subscription

Eversheds 1-Aug-2014

The energy minister has invited applications for licences in the 14th Landward Licensing Round. 

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Dentons 1-Aug-2014

The government has published the application criteria for the 14th Onshore Petroleum Exploration Development Licence (PEDL) Round.

A time of change in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors download subscription

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The recent major cabinet reshuffle sees Matthew Hancock replacing Michael Fallon as the new business and energy minister. 

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East Africa: Triumvirate of power

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging

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The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers

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Shale gas extraction is the hot environmental issue of the moment, offering great opportunities but meeting stubborn opposition

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Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach

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