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Client profile: Tom Melbye Eide, Royal Dutch Shell

The energy group’s upstream legal chief discusses general counsel’s role as a risk partner and that £47bn deal

As BG Group general counsel (GC), and now executive vice president and GC for Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream business, Tom Melbye Eide has an enviable addition to his CV, considering his lead role in BG’s £47bn acquisition by Shell, the world’s second-biggest energy deal on record, which completed last month.