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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.


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.


Ofwat names former Ofgem legal director as first GC

11-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The UK’ s water industry watchdog Ofwat has appointed former Ofgem legal director Elizabeth Hillman as its first general counsel following a management reshuffle. 

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Addleshaws, CMS, Freshfields and Osborne Clarke win key SSE panel spots

10-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron McKenna, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Osborne Clarke have won the main spots on Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) first formal panel.

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Rosneft turns from Linklaters and Freshfields to Baker Botts for Russian oil deal

2-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker Botts has returned to advise Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft after adding former a former Linklaters lawyer and Rosneft contact to its team.

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Former Ince partner quits for 39 Essex Street

28-May-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former Ince & Co litigation partner Denys Hickey has quit the firm for the bar to join 39 Essex Street Chambers.


Patton Boggs hands $15m to Chevron to settle Ecuador claims

12-May-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Patton Boggs has handed over $15m to Chevron and issued a statement of regret, bringing to an end its high-profile legal battle with the oil giant.

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Think global but act local: local content rules in the oil and gas sector download subscription

Dentons 14-Jul-2014

Local content is a theme that is becoming increasingly prevalent for investment in the oil and gas sectors in Africa.

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Dentons 14-Jul-2014

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to increase the uptake of renewable heat technologies and reduce carbon emissions.

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Gateley 11-Jul-2014

The government has launched a consultation on its proposals to force more crucial suppliers to continue to supply their services during formal insolvencies, irrespective of any pre-existing debts.

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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

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

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


Europe roundtable: Turkey energy – Elements of success

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors


Shell: taking the power back

4-Nov-2013 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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


Environmental law: Drills, spills and bellyaches

30-Sep-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

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

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Nigel Knowles

Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach


If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.

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Energy set for shale of a time


Tax incentives and the holding off of new exploration regulations mean fracking will soon get off the ground


Claimants will find oil wells dry


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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