Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.
Burness Paull has been appointed as lead adviser to green energy firm Ecotricity in Scotland, following a pitch led by chairman Philip Rodney.
Wood Group has started a search for a new general counsel and company secretary to replace outgoing legal head Robbie Brown.
Clifford Chance has moved to strengthen its German offering with the appointment of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global co-head of energy and natural resources, Anselm Raddatz.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has created a new general counsel position in the run-up to becoming an independent government company next year.
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has set foot in Vietnam via an association with local firm LVN & Associates, while confirming it is looking at China for its next move.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired two partners from Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel to launch an office in Johannesburg.
Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.
Weir Group’s general counsel and company secretary Keith Ruddock is to retire from the Scottish engineering company at the end of 2015.
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This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the energy sector. The following excerpts cover pirates, North Sea oil and fracking.