Beijing dragon

Stephenson Harwood taps Clyde & Co for China energy hire

27-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Clyde & Co has lost the chief representative of its fledgling Beijing office to Stephenson Harwood in a boost to the latter’s energy and resources group.

Oil well

Baker Botts and Davis Polk among US giants to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn merger with Baker Hughes

18-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of US firms has lined up to advise on Halliburton’s $34.6bn stock and cash takeover of key competitor Baker Hughes.

electricity pylon

EDF Energy overhauls in-house career progression to mirror private practice

18-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

EDF Energy has overhauled the career progression structure in its in-house team in order to mirror private practice, prompted by demand from its in-house lawyers.


Norton Rose Fulbright energy head homes in on APAC with Sydney move

10-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global energy practice is relocating from London to Sydney to focus on transactions in the Asia Pacific region.


Willkie picks Houston to set up first new US office in over 30 years

4-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has announced plans to open its first US office in over 30 years in Houston, Texas.


Orrick and Withers lose at High Court as Excalibur funders forced to pay £23m costs

24-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The explosive $1.6bn oil row between Excalibur Ventures and Texas and Gulf Keystone took a new turn yesterday (23 October) when the High Court ruled the third-party funders backing the case were liable for indemnity costs.


Drax to replace UK legal head after two-year gap

22-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Drax is on the brink of appointing its first head of legal for two years in a move which could spark an in-house restructure.


Dentons biggest winner as Ofgem E-Serve panel extended for two years

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ofgem has extended its panel for another two years, giving Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons along with nine other firms a further term as its advisers. 

electricity pylon

Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA panel spots with Eversheds and Pinsents

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Burges Salmon, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have won spots on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) reduced legal panel.

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Energy Briefings

Large-scale solar and the Renewables Obligation: nine more months of grace download subscription

Dentons 27-Nov-2014

DECC has confirmed that there will be a further year-long grace period for large-scale solar PV projects which fail to be accredited under the Renewables Obligation (RO) by 31 March 2015. 

Game changers impacting the European energy sector: volume one download subscription

Dentons 20-Nov-2014

Following recent economic and political changes in Europe, energy security has never been more crucial.

The Scottish independence referendum — a new constitutional settlement? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 17-Nov-2014

Fear of defeat prompted the UK government to announce an intention to devolve further powers to Scotland.

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