US firm Sutherland powers into the UK

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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