Energy and environment

Schoenherr advises Wieland Ventures on acquisition of stake in UrbanGold

By Florian Kusznier, Helen Nassey Schoenherr has advised Wieland Ventures GmbH (Wieland) on the acquisition of a 22.1 % stake in UrbanGold GmbH (UrbanGold), an innovative start-up that developed a technology to recycle valuable metals from electrical and electronic waste. The terms and conditions of the transaction remain confidential. UrbanGold was founded in 2014 as a start-up […]

TLT advises Blackfinch and Santander on wind acquisition

By Gary Roscoe TLT has reunited with clean energy investor Blackfinch Investments and Santander to complete the acquisition and project funding for two additional onshore wind turbines. The turbines – each with a 500kW generation capacity and located near Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire – were acquired through Blackfinch’s renewable energy investment entity, Sedgwick Trading. The deal […]

Ogier advises Transocean in the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW

By Bradley Kruger, Cynthia Anandajayasekeram, Ross Wilding Ogier has advised Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) on the Cayman law aspects of its successful acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.’s net debt. The transaction completed on 5 December 2018. Transocean Ltd. is a leading international provider of […]

Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]

Arsenal

Slaughters leads Arsenal in UK’s first battery powered stadium

Slaughter and May, Burges Salmon and Foot Anstey have advised in the world’s first football stadium battery at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, which will power the whole ground from kick-off to full time. Tucked in the basement of the stadium, the battery storage system (BSS), follows three years of development between Arsenal, developer Pivot Power and investment company […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher hires from Orrick to boost energy practice

Orrick partner Matthew Williams is to join Fieldfisher, where he will co-head the firm’s energy and natural resources practice. Williams spent over three years at Orrick, where he co-headed the firm’s energy practice in Europe. He was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells, which he joined in 2011 following an in-house counsel stint at National […]

Gowling WLG appoints new planning and environmental partner in planning team

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome highly respected partner, Ben Stansfield, to its successful planning team. Ben brings with him 15 years of experience in planning and environmental law and has previously advised on a wide range of complex issues such as the development and consenting of renewable energy projects and other infrastructure; environmental permitting […]

TLT appoints clean energy specialist in Scotland

TLT has appointed clean energy specialist Pamela Sealey as an associate in Scotland as part of its UK-wide real estate group and multi-disciplinary clean energy team. She joins from the energy and natural resources team at Scotland-headquartered UK firm Shepherd & Wedderburn, where she completed a year’s secondment as legal counsel at 2020 Renewables (now […]

Gowling WLG assits GuarantCo to facilitate first dual listing of Ghanaian corporate debt

Gowling WLG are pleased to have advised long-standing client GuarantCo in respect of the listing by Quantum Terminals Group (QTG), on the London Stock Exchange. Quantum), a leading energy infrastructure developer in Ghana, has listed its GHS 45 million (USD 10 million) corporate bond, guaranteed by GuarantCo (a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

Maravela & Asociatii assists Chimcomplex in the merger review procedure

The Romanian Competition Council approved Chimcomplex’s 127 million EUR takeover of assets of the petrochemical plant Oltchim S.A. Maravela|Asociații team that assisted Chimcomplex with the notification and Competition Council’s review consisted of Alina Popescu, founding partner and head of the Competition practice, Răzvan Pele, counsel and Magda Grigore, associate. „We are proud of the outcome, […]

Pinsents holds on to Eon work after sole provider review

Pinsent Masons will remain Eon’s sole UK legal provider until at least 2023 after the energy supplier renewed its five-year deal with the firm for a second time. This is the second prominent sole provider model that the firm has retained in 2018 following its March announcement that Balfour Beatty would be retaining its services […]

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