Energy

LAW FIRM EXPANSION

Law firms expand in booming Texas

According to an analysis conducted with Leopard Solutions' Firmscape, 11 firms opened one or more new offices in Texas in the past year, with six in Dallas, three in Houston and two in Austin.

MANAGEMENT

Hopes rest on lawyer to clean up Nigeria's oil sector

Hopes to clean up the notoriously corrupt and mismanaged sector are lying with a Harvard-trained lawyer and former Exxon executive, who was appointed this month as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

ASSET SALES

Infrastructure work goes into boom in Australia

A programme of government privatisations is fuelling a boom in infrastructure work and M&A activity in New South Wales - a boom which could last a decade, according to Norton Rose Fulbright.