Last year was all about energy and guess what? This year is shaping up to be more of the same.
Today’s new that the Atlanta and Washington DC-based firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is entering the UK market through a merger with London commodities boutique Arbis confirms the continuing attractions of London as a centre for energy lawyers.
Sutherland, which focuses on tax, insurance and energy, has around 400 lawyers and turns over some $305m. Its arrival follows that of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in May last year and rival Bracewell & Giuliani’s London relaunch just months earlier.
Clearly the UK is still a market with untapped reserves.
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