Energy and environment

News

Stolt-Neilsen appoints new general counsel

Stolt-Neilsen has recruited A-Gas’s general counsel as its global legal chief. Nick Webb joins the listed Norwegian shipping company’s HQ in London in November, where he will oversee all legal and compliance and report to CEO Niels Stolt-Nielsen. Webb replaces Stolt-Neilsen’s former GC Bapsy Dastur. Webb has been global GC of KKR-backed A-Gas International since […]

Oil rig

Addleshaws hires Dragon Oil GC as part of energy drive

Addleshaw Goddard has added a new energy partner as part of its push to double its energy revenue and internationalise the practice. Dragon Oil’s former general counsel Paul Jones joins Addleshaws in its infrastructure, projects and energy (IPE) practice. Jones relocates to the firm’s London office, having served a year as GC for Dragon Oil in […]

Climate change

Pinsents lasers in on climate change with new firm initiative

Pinsent Masons is launching a climate change platform, as law firms continue to wrestle with how their businesses can tackle ongoing environmental issues. The climate change mitigation and sustainability platform is being headed by global energy chief Paul Rice, who will be ramping up the firm’s efforts to embed a coordinated global approach to the […]

London

Paul Hastings adds second lateral in a week with Ashurst hire

Paul Hastings is continuing apace with a streak of lateral hires, this time bringing in an infrastructure partner from Ashurst. Energy and infrastructure partner Derwin Jenkinson will be part of the firm’s finance practice, joining a number of other former Ashurst colleagues. Michael Smith, Diala Minott and Cameron Saylor all made the same move in […]

EY

EY hires third DLA lawyer and names partner to lead managed services team

EY is pushing the expansion strategy of its legal arm with a third lateral from DLA Piper and the creation of a partner role to lead its growing managed services offering. This time, EY has picked up one more member of DLA’s projects practice, in the form of partner Dimitri Papaefstratiou. The energy expert has […]

Analysis

The ‘New How’: How Shoosmiths’ lockdown project took shape

In early 2020, Shoosmiths engaged a design agency to build a promotional campaign around a suite of technology platforms. The idea focused on doing things differently, informed by Prof Richard Susskind’s idea of the ‘lawyer of the future’. The campaign revolved around three platforms the firm had developed over the previous year. They were meant […]

Leaving Fleet Street is an emotional wrench for Freshfields

On a London map, the distance that separates 65 Fleet Street from 100 Bishopsgate amounts to almost three kilometres. But the path that led Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from its longstanding institutional home to the shiny skyscraper feels much longer. The firm first signed a lease for the new building four years ago, marking a new […]

Barrister of the week: 5RB’s Adrienne Page QC

Adrienne Page QC has represented newspapers, politicians and barristers in the most sensitive of cases during a sterling 46-year career; however, life hasn’t been without its challenges for 5RB‘s libel doyenne. During her early years as a junior, Page struggled immensely with the stressful experience of going to court, at a time when anxiety in […]

Roundtable: Remote investigations during Covid-19

The world of investigations relies upon in-depth scrutiny. Whether it be leafing through office documents, conducting forensic interviews or relying upon whistle blowers, an investigator’s physical presence on-site is often key to carving out the truth. However, the in-person part of investigations is largely on hold for the time being due to Covid-19, forcing individuals […]

Featured Briefings

The Environment Bill 2019 – water, water, everywhere

By Lee Perry Part 5 of the Environment Bill, contains a number of disparate proposals relating to water – which could have major implications for many. Senior associate Joanne Sear and solicitor Grace Mitchell take a look at some of the key points in the Bill. Water resources planning According to its explanatory notes, the […]