Ashurst joins Freshfields and SNR Denton on SocGen panel By Margaret Taylor 10 May 2012 17:57 17 December 2015 13:08 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 10 May 2012 at 18:33 Why is it “understood” to be a new client win? It either is or it isn’t. This is shoddy journalism. Reply Link Journalist 11 May 2012 at 09:33 awww looks like somebody (or somebody’s firm) isn’t too happy here Reply Link Anonymous 11 May 2012 at 12:14 Anonymous@6.33pm. You are obviously correct that it either is or is not a “new client” for Ashurst, but if The Lawyer does not actually know one way or the other but believes that it probably is, it is hardly “shoddy journalism” to say “understood”. Reply Link ben 13 May 2012 at 08:23 I used to work with one of those firms on SG’s panel and can attest that being on their panel means having the right to receive RFP to compete against fellow panel firms for $10,000 mandates… SG has completely twisted the spirit of what “panel firms” are, i.e. preferred partners. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.