Norse power win

City firm McKenna & Co is to handle the international legal work for the Norwegian electric grid company Statnett SF. The McKenna & Co team includes Fiona Woolf and Robert Lane, both partners in the utilities and major projects group, and specialists from the banking and competition law departments. The firm won a bid to take on all the company's international projects. A statement says McKennas is “possibly the only law firm worldwide to have studied, completed and implemented a wholesale restructuring and privatisation of an electricity industry from start to finish”. Other projects have included restructuring Northern Irish electricity as well as work in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.