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Freshfields partner exits for Eversheds

Eversheds Sutherland is to boost its infrastructure practice with the addition of a longstanding Freshfields partner. Alex Carver is set to leave the magic circle firm after 25 years, where he had been a partner since 2003. During this time he built expertise across major projects, financing and capital markets. He joins Eversheds later this […]


Orrick energy trio exits for Osborne Clarke

Orrick is to lose three partners to Osborne Clarke, as the UK firm bolsters its energy practice. The three partners are John Deacon, Hannah Roscoe and Dominic O’Brien. Deacon will move across next week, while Roscoe and O’Brien will join Osborne Clarke before the end of the financial year. Other Orrick losses recently include M&A […]


Five firms bag places on Affinity Water’s latest panel

Hatfield-based water supply company Affinity Water has selected a number of firms for its panel, including Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon. They are joined by DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Pinsent Masons on the roster. It is anticipated the firms will counsel the company on topics such as regulation, energy, the environment, property, employment and […]

renewable energy

Start-up Field Energy hires first lawyer from Ecotricity

London-based energy infrastructure company Field Energy has appointed Ecotricity’s Elspeth Vincent as its top lawyer. It is expected that Vincent will take the post in February next year. Field was created by Bulb co-founder Amit Gudka earlier this year. It is expected that its first site will go live in April 2022. Vincent has spent […]


Six firms score places on BP’s revamped global roster

Energy giant BP has unveiled four separate legal panels worldwide, with firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell making the list. The appointments were made after a review of its legal advisers, with the roster lasting from 2022 until 2024. On the global panel, six firms have made the list. They are Arnold […]


Akin Gump and Freshfields advise on £1.8bn Vitol-Vivo buyout

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case are the three law firms acting on a $2.3bn (£1.73bn) deal, in which global commodity trading house Vitol will snap up full control of Vivo Energy. Vitol will acquire full control of the company, after previously holding a 36 per cent stake […]