Article by Sarah Downey published by Legal Business on 6 March 2015
In-house: Shell appoints successors to litigation and downstream GC roles
This article may be of interest to parties contemplating or in litigation with Royal Dutch Shell. Details who is in and out at the top of the Shell’s in-house army of 750 lawyers. Definite hint of intrigue. This follows the sudden departure of Peter Rees QC in foggy circumstances involving Ben van Beurden
Royal Dutch Shell has made two significant internal promotions to its in-house legal function, with associate general counsel (GC) for litigation Richard Hill (pictured) appointed to succeed Brad Nielson as GC for global litigation, while Martin Bambridge, currently associate GC for the energy giant’s downstream portfolio, will take over from downstream legal chief, Hans von der Linde.
Announced internally yesterday (5 March), both Hill and Bambridge will take up their new positions on 1 April and 1 May respectively. Both Nielson and von der Linde are leaving the energy giant, although Shell refused to comment on their destination or why they were leaving the company.