BP Plc

BP Plc

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

An illuminated sign stands on the forecourt of a BP gas station, operated by BP Plc, in Upminster, U.K. New York-based Kirby McInerney will now control more than a dozen suits alleging some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including BP Plc, Statoil ASA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, conspired with Morgan Stanley and energy traders including Vitol Group to manipulate spot prices for Brent crude for more than a decade.