Dentons powers up nuclear capability

Rupert Cowen and Jonathan Leech will join Dentons imminently. They advised Nuclear Management Partners, a ­consortium made up of Amec, Areva and Washington International Holdings, on its successful bid to bag the £17bn ­decommissioning of the ­Sellafield nuclear site (, 21 July 2008).

Head of energy, transport and infrastructure Christopher McGee-Osborne said: “The world will see ­significant investment in the nuclear power industry. We’re determined to be a major force in this market. Rupert and Jonathan are major additions to our team, which will be looking for newbuild and decommissioning work worldwide.”

Cowen resigned from Hammonds on 30 ­September last year at the end of a six-month lock-in at the firm (The Lawyer, 2 October 2009).