Bracewell is boosting its London office with the hire of two partners in its disputes practice. The Houston-based energy firm has brought on Damian Watkin as of 4 December and John
Latham & Watkins has made a round of 31 promotions worldwide. Taking the largest portion of the promotions is the US with 24, although lawyers in Germany, Italy, England, Russia,
Simmons & Simmons, Konstantin Orlov. It isBP’s Russian joint venture partner Renova Group has boosted its in-house team with the hire of the former Moscow chief of
Linklaters M&A partnerSix law firms will assist with BP’s $7 billion acquisition of assets in Azerbaijan, Brazil, and the Gulf of Mexico from oil and gas producer Devon Energy.
BP has hired London law firm Linklaters as it starts arbitration proceedings in Sweden against AAR, the Russian consortium that owns the other half of TNK-BP, U.K. media said Sunday. BP alleges violations of TNK-BP's