Energy and environment

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Stolt-Nielsen on LNG joint venture with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG

Conyers advised Stolt-Nielsen on the closing of its LNG joint venture, Avenir LNG Limited (“Avenir”), with Golar LNG Limited and Höegh LNG joining as shareholders of Avenir. Avenir will use the funds to invest in small-scale LNG carriers, a small-scale storage terminal and regasification facilities. The LNG terminal and distribution facility will be constructed in […]

TLT advises on the sale of Francis Flower to LKAB Minerals

TLT advises shareholders of leading mineral by-products recycling business on its sale to Sweden’s state-owned LKAB Minerals. TLT’s corporate team has advised on a major transaction in the industrial minerals market with the sale (subject to merger clearance) of Francis Flower to Swedish state-owned LKAB Minerals – one of the world’s leading producers of highly […]

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Oil and gas giant Petrochina completes inaugural panel

Chinese oil and gas company PetroChina International and its London-based subsidiary Petroineos Trading have completed their first ever legal panel, with over ten firms making the cut. The new global full services panel spans Europe, Russia/CIS, Africa and China, and will cover the following specific areas: commodity trading; regulatory and compliance; shipping and shipping dispute resolution; corporate: midstream […]


Magic circle duo win panel places for National Grid spin-off

Six firms have won places on the inaugural roster of Cadent Gas, its first since the company was separated from National Grid in a £14bn deal. Cadent Gas was formed last year following the 2016 separation of National Grid’s gas business and sale to a consortium comprised of CIC and Macquarie. As a result, the […]

Hogan Lovells joins magic circle firm on £2bn energy project

Linklaters, Hogan Lovells and Norton Rose Fulbright have sealed the construction of Triton Knoll, a major offshore wind farm which will provide 800,000 households with renewable energy. Led by projects partner Richard Coar and energy partner John Pickett, Linklaters acted for Triton Knoll on the project financing work. The pair were supported by counsel Andrew Penfold and […]

TLT appoints news partner in clean energy team

By Maria Connolly TLT has expanded its clean energy team with the appointment of Nick Shenken as clean energy real estate partner. He joins TLT’s specialist multi-disciplinary team from Pinsent Masons where he worked for two decades and launched the energy real estate practice in Scotland. Nick has specialised in clean energy for the last […]

Karanovic & Partners advises Zijin Mining on acquisition of RTB Bor

By Ivan Nonkovic, Milos Vuckovic ​Zijin Mining, one of China’s biggest gold producers and the second biggest producer of copper ore, won the tender to become a strategic partner in Serbia’s sole copper complex RTB Bor. The Chinese company pledged to invest USD 1.46 billion in return for a 63% stake. Karanovic & Partners advised […]

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Ofwat puts out tender for £4bn Thames Tideway work

Ofwat has put out a tender for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT), the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry, which has so far drawn in a raft of firms. Water regulator Ofwat, which has its headquarters in Birmingham, is seeking a sole legal supplier to advise on the construction of the TTT (also […]

E.ON seeks advise from Kinstellar on disposal of a combined cycle power plant in western Slovakia

Kinstellar has recently advised the German group E.ON on the sale of a state-of-the art CCGT power plant to the regional power producer and distributor Západoslovenská energetika (ZSE), in which the Slovak state holds a 51% stake. The Kinstellar team in Bratislava consisted of: Adam Hodoň (Partner), Viliam Myšička (Partner), Tomáš Melišek (Senior Associate), Katarína […]


Former Pinsents partner named as Ofgem’s new legal head

Green Investment Group (GIG) general counsel and former Pinsent Masons partner Euan McVicar has joined Ofgem to become the energy regulator’s next top lawyer. McVicar spent nearly 14 years as a Pinsents partner before leaving to take on the role of general counsel and company secretary at GIG five years ago this month. It is […]

EMIN group sales 51% of its stake to its largest customer – NIBE

Karanovic & Partners advised NIBE – a global organisation that contributes to a smaller carbon footprint and better energy utilisation, on its’ acquisition of EMIN Group. Sweden-based NIBE Industrier AB signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the EMIN Group with operations in Turkey and Serbia, and has a call option to acquire an additional […]

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National Grid UK GC takes up new role at utility giant

National Grid’s UK general counsel Rachael Davidson has swapped her role for another within the company, taking on a new position in the group’s non-core business unit. Davidson has become general counsel for National Grid Ventures, which operates in competitive markets outside of National Grid’s core regulated activities in the UK and US. Her role […]

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