Energy and environment

Shell reveals top-level legal changes

As Shell embarks on a global review of its panel, it has rejigged its leadership team with Michael Coates taking on the role of group chief ethics and compliance officer and general counsel. Coates succeeds Leanne Geale, who left to join Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland in July, as executive vice president and general counsel. Before […]

Kirkland and Baker Botts advise BP on sale of Alaskan operations

Kirkland & Ellis and Baker Botts have landed advisory roles on BP’s sale of its Alaska business to US energy company Hilcorp. Hilcorp’s acquisition of the business from BP for $5.6bn ends the British oil company’s 60-year presence in America’s most northerly state. Hilcorp will take over BP’s exploration and production business, as well as […]

Ayesha Waheed

Latham exits continue as energy partner joins Morgan Lewis

Latham & Watkins partner Ayesha Waheed has left the firm after over a decade to join Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London office. Waheed joined Latham in 2008 from Clifford Chance, where she had spent three years as a foreign lawyer in the banking and finance department of its Frankfurt office. She focused on project finance, […]

Legal team cuts expected in Centrica’s company-wide cull

Energy and services company Centrica is to axe roles from its legal function, as part of the company’s wide-scale job cuts due to challenges in the energy market. The owner of British Gas and FTSE 100 constituent yesterday announced that it plans to cut around 700 management and back office jobs this summer, although the […]

Simon Courie, EV Network

Addleshaws partner joins The EV Network as first GC

The EV Network (EVN), a specialist in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has appointed a former Addleshaw Goddard partner as its first general counsel.  Simon Courie moves in-house to EVN after a 20-year career in private practice. He was formerly an infrastructure, projects and energy lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, making partner in 2015. He joined the […]

oil

Ex-A&O partner to testify next month in ongoing Dutch corruption saga

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) former Dutch senior partner Sietze Hepkema will appear in court as a witness next month to answer questions about his role at SBM Offshore, the oil and gas company embroiled in a long-running corruption probe. Hepkema has been called as a witness at the District Court Noord-Holland (Haarlem) on 22 May, […]

Twelve firms on the radar in National Grid panel review

National Grid has launched its first panel review in four years with the energy provider seeking an “unparalleled” service from its prospective legal advisers. Any firms wishing to pitch for the work has until late March. Firms will be expected to cover at least 12 listed practices. The business last renewed its panel firms in […]

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