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Sudden departure of Shell global legal boss Peter Rees QC

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 07.56.54Under the headline “Exclusive” Shell legal boss Rees in Shock departure” The Lawyer reports “Shell legal director Peter Rees QC has today left the oil giant, just three years after joining the company.” The “abrupt move” was announced in an email from the new CEO Ben van Beurden and is said to have taken the legal team by surprise. 

By John Donovan

Today there is further news reinforcing the impression that Royal Dutch Shell is an unstable ship, with one surprise development after another.

Under the headline “Exclusive” Shell legal boss Rees in Shock departure” The Lawyer reports “Shell legal director Peter Rees QC has today left the oil giant, just three years after joining the company.”

The “abrupt move” was announced in an email from the new CEO Ben van Beurden and is said to have taken the legal team by surprise. Van Beurden became CEO on 1 Jan, just 10 days ago.  read more

Overview of Royal Dutch Shell army of lawyers led by Peter Rees QC

By John Donovan

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart at The Lawyer has authored an extensive, highly informative article about the changes being made by Royal Dutch Shell Plc Legal Director Peter Rees QC, to Shell’s in-house army of 750 lawyers. With more than 200 support staff, there are almost 1,000 people in Shell’s legal department ready to steamroller all opposition.

See: Shell: taking back the power

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