Energy and environment

Severn Trent reveals new-look panel of five firms

Five firms have won places on Severn Trent’s new panel, with the appointments reflecting a change in tack from the FTSE 100 water company which has run a sole provider model since 2007. DWF, Eversheds Sutherland and Burges Salmon form the new panel to provide legal services to the FTSE 100 water company and its […]

Shell energy

Shell presses firms on green credentials as part of panel process

Shell has set out a series of sustainability requirements that law firms need to fulfill if they want to be part of its next roster of legal advisers. The energy giant has included the criteria in the request for proposal (RFP) for its panel review, in addition to more traditional requirements around efficiency and value. […]

oil well energy

Slaughters clears first hurdle for Premier Oil’s North Sea expansion

Slaughter and May represented Premier Oil as the Scottish company cleared the first hurdle on a scheme of arrangement related to its expansion in the North Sea. Premier Oil, advised by Slaughters restructuring partner Tom Vickers, faced opposition from its largest creditor Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) on the implementation of the company’s scheme […]

Linklaters takes the lead on Anglo American bid for Sirius

Linklaters has taken the lead role on the potential takeover and rescue of Yorkshire-based fertiliser development company Sirius Minerals. Corporate partners Aisling Zarraga and Nick Rees are taking the lead for the FTSE 100 multinational Anglo American on its £386m bid to buy Sirius, while Allen & Overy is acting for the ailing Sirius. Norton […]

Avargo

Four firms join offshore renewable energy panel

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has selected four firms for its new procurement framework for legal services. DLA Piper, Burges Salmon, TLT and Shepherd & Wedderburn form ORE Catapult’s new legal procurement framework. Headquartered in Glasgow, ORE Catapult is a technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. Though it is not a […]

gas

Norton Rose among three firms dropped from National Grid’s new panel

Three firms have been dropped from National Grid’s latest legal panel after a six-month review process. Norton Rose Fulbright, Irwin Mitchell and BDB Pitmans have lost their places on the FTSE 100-listed company’s legal panel, which has been reduced from 12 firms to 10. Over 60 firms applied for a place. Womble Bond Dickinson is […]

Addleshaws pledges to double energy turnover by 2021

Addleshaw Goddard has outlined plans to double its energy revenue in under two years, as part of a push to internationalise the practice. The firm’s energy and utilities practice currently brings in 6 per cent of its overall revenue (£275.4m), equivalent to £16.5m. Speaking to The Lawyer, head of energy and infrastructure Richard Goodfellow says […]

The problem with the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards Act 1954)

How interim injunctive relief can assist both individuals and businesses when locked in a dispute with their energy provider. 1. Energy suppliers may obtain a warrant from the Magistrates Court to enter a property and disconnect the gas supply. Such an application is made pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Rights of Entry (Gas and […]

Seven firms in the spotlight for SSE panel review

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has launched its first panel review in five years. The “Big Six” energy company completed its first ever formal panel in 2014, with four firms – Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Osborne Clarke – winning the main spots. As well as a main panel for work […]

The Environment Bill 2019 – water, water, everywhere

By Lee Perry Part 5 of the Environment Bill, contains a number of disparate proposals relating to water – which could have major implications for many. Senior associate Joanne Sear and solicitor Grace Mitchell take a look at some of the key points in the Bill. Water resources planning According to its explanatory notes, the […]

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