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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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Wragges wins first instruction from Ecotricity on power company's £68m Aviva financing

27-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ecotricity has turned to Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co for its £68m strategic financing deal with Aviva.

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HSF moves Asia energy head to Singapore as partner departs for King & Spalding

24-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has relocated Asia energy head David Clinch to Singapore as energy partner Richard Nelson departs for US firm King & Spalding.

Malaysia

Cleary and Milbank advise on $5bn bond offering by Malaysian oil company Petronas

24-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have advised on Asia’s largest bond offering so far this year, the $5bn (£3.3bn) bond offering by state-owned Malaysian company Petronas.

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White & Case and Willkie Farr brought in as oil company Afren reports itself to SFO

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Oil and gas company Afren has drafted in both White & Case and Willkie Farr & Gallagher on a review of its expenses practices, which has led the company to report itself to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over fraudulent expenses payments.

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