One of the north-east oil and gas industry's top lawyers, Bruce McLeod, has become a partner in the Aberdeen office of legal firm Pinsent Masons.
Tbilisi, guns on tables, bodyguards, Tom Hunter and now an energy transition: Never a dull moment with Rosalie
Corporate oil and gas specialist Rosalie Chadwick is comfortable with transition. Some 25 years ago she happily made the switch from hometown Edinburgh to take her first step towards a legal career as a law undergraduate at the University of Glasgow.
It could be argued it is long overdue, but the oil and gas industry is more engaged than ever in addressing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) parity within the sector.
Many businesses which are traditionally linked to the North Sea oil and gas sector are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the high octane charge towards energy transition.
Law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed renowned dealmaker Rosalie Chadwick as its new global head of oil and gas.
Law firm Burness Paull is targeting growth for its energy business after pulling off a “coup” with the appointment of Bob Ruddiman.
Law firm Brodies has unveiled three new partners in its Aberdeen office, including two new recruits who have joined the practice from Pinsent Masons.
Shirley Allen, partner at Pinsent Masons, takes a look at the legal questions surrounding decommissioning and repurposing of North Sea assets.
Future renewables developments will need to account for continually increasing expectations around health and safety, a legal expert has warned.
As the UK and other countries seek to seize the potential in Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW), the nascent technology offers diversification opportunities for the oil and gas industry and the supply chain.
The UK oil and gas sector has announced a move to address a “gap” in investor expectations for climate-related reporting.
Law firm Gilson Gray has recruited Calum Crighton – a co-founder of Aberdeen's Lex Energy – to join its corporate practice.
Disruption can bring opportunities, and those businesses which have a mindset of accepting opportunities thrown up from the unwelcome disruption caused by Covid-19 will survive and thrive, while new businesses will emerge to capitalise on these opportunities.
Emerging technologies will be key to delivering the Government’s decarbonisation strategy and 2050 zero-carbon target, according to energy experts at Pinsent Masons.
Diversity and Inclusion is on every boardroom agenda - which continues to be highlighted by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
Holyrood’s new offshore wind objectives have been described as a “very important step” in the future of the industry in Scotland.
Scotland will struggle to reach its net zero carbon targets unless Holyrood takes a swift and stronger grip on planning policy surrounding the deployment of taller turbine models, as well as a permissive approach to repowering of first-generation onshore windfarms with the latest technology.
A Scottish trade union boss has accused Holyrood of “surrendering” in its fight to win local renewables jobs from big North Sea offshore wind projects.
The starting gun has been fired for investors and developers seeking new offshore wind opportunities in Scottish waters with the launch of the ScotWind Leasing programme.
The debate on how best UK businesses can safely return to work is gathering pace - and volume - with employers now carefully picking through the various advice, regulations and laws put in place by Westminster and Holyrood to counter the impact of Covid-19.
North-east energy sector chiefs largely welcomed an extension of the UK Government furlough scheme, but cautioned it may do little to roll back the tide of oil and gas redundancies.
The global oil industry is facing its biggest crisis in peacetime in 100 years, as the toxic combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and oversupply drive prices to record lows.
Employment lawyers have criticised a lack of clarity in the government’s coronavirus jobs retention scheme, highlighting it is unlikely to prevent “difficult decisions” for the oil and gas sector.
The furlough scheme is certainly helpful to energy sector employers and employees but there are some grey areas which mean businesses and individuals may not benefit as was intended.
North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.