Energy and environment


EY targets DLA again for latest energy joiner

DLA Piper has lost another member of its energy team to EY, following the latter’s hire of longtime partner Charles Morrison only a few weeks ago. The legal arm of the accountancy firm has brought in Simon Collier as an associate partner, working to grow its newly-created energy practice alongside Morrison, who joined in early […]


Vinson & Elkins continues Asia shrinkage with Beijing exit

Houston-headquartered Vinson & Elkins has decided to shut down its Beijing office, the latest reduction in the firm’s global network. The US firm plans to wind down its first and only presence in mainland China by end of this year. The Beijing office, opened in 1997, has already been taken off the firm’s website. It […]


Shell ditches global panel for 65-strong adviser army

Shell has overhauled its legal panel following a review, trimming a series of local rosters in favour of a gargantuan centralised structure containing about 65 firms. The energy giant has ditched its single global legal panel and the plethora of local ones that it had used over the past few years. Following the review exercise, […]


DLA’s former finance and projects head moves over to EY

EY’s legal arm has brought in a senior DLA Piper partner, marking its first major lateral of this year. Partner Charles Morrison has been at DLA Piper for over fourteen years, having joined in 2005. A project finance specialist, he focuses on the oil and gas sector and advises governments, industry giants and financial institutions. […]