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Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a new legal director to take over from incumbent Beat Hess, who retires in January 2011.
Peter J. Rees QC
Peter Rees QC joins from the London office of US firm Debevoise & Plimpton, where he is a partner in the dispute resolution group.
Debevoise European chair of litigation Lord Goldsmith QC said: “Peter leaves the litigation department immeasurably stronger than when he joined. We’ll miss him but we’ll be continuing to build on the work he has so successfully done.”
This comes after The Lawyer reported that managing counsel, exploration and production for Shell UK David Isenegger is leaving the company’s Aberdeen office to become general counsel at Centrica Energy (13 September 2010).
Isenegger takes over from Peter Roberts, who left to join Ashurst earlier this year.