Barclays adds 10 new firms to panel

Barclays Bank has appointed 10 new firms to its panel after announcing the completion of its panel review.

New firms include, Addleshaw Goddard, Denton Wilde Sapte, Eversheds, Hammonds, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Macfarlanes, Magrath & Co, Pinsent Masons,and SJ Berwin.

Chief operating officer of legal compliance at Barclays, Richard Daniel, commented: “We look at wide range of issues for the review including rates, billing, terms and conditions, the types of deals they have been involved with and the attitude to divesity. This is of particular interest to us.”

While the general advisory panel remains unchanged with Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, Linklaters, Lovells and Simmons & Simmons featuring on the list, ten new firms have been added to various sub panels.

One new sub panel has been added this year with the creation of the commercial panel. Commercial was included in the general advisory panel but has been seperated to respond to the growth and development of Barclays globally.

Daniel said: “We felt we needed to respond to the evolving nature of our business and that we needed a specific panel to deal with the amount of activity this area presents to us.”

The fiduciary and trust and establishement panels have now been combined to prevent overlap of duties.

Daniel said: “We wanted to streamline the panel and remove any kind of overlap. We found that these two panels were often carrying out similar work. It makes sense to combine them.”

The full Barclays panel:

General Advisory Panel
1. Allen & Overy
2. Clifford Chance
3. DLA Piper
4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
5. Linklaters
6. Lovells
7. Simmons & Simmons

Commercial Panel (new)
1. Addleshaw Goddard (new)
2. Allen & Overy
3. Clifford Chance
4. DLA Piper
5. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
6. Latham & Watkins (new)
7. Linklaters
8. Millbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (new)
9. Pinsent Masons (new)
10. Simmons & Simmons

Corporate Recovery Panel
1. Allen & Overy
2. Bond Pearce
3. Clifford Chance
4. Denton Wilde Sapte (new)
5. Dickinson Dees
6. DLA Piper
7. Eversheds (new)
8. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
9. Hammonds (new)
10. Lawrence Graham
11. Linklaters
12. Lovells
13. Matthew Arnold Baldwin
14. Pinsent Masons
15. Salans
16. Simmons & Simmons
17. TLT Solicitors

Human resources panel
1. Addleshaw Goddard
2. Allen & Overy
3. Clifford Chance
4. Eversheds (new)
5. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
6. Lovells
7. MacFarlanes (new)
8. Magrath & Co (new)

Barclays Private Equity Panel

Infrastructure work
1. Addleshaw Goddard
2. Ashurst
3. Clifford Chance
4. DLA Piper
5. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
6. SJ Berwin (new)

MBO work
1. Addleshaw Goddard
2. Clifford Chance
3. DLA Piper
4. Eversheds
5. Osborne Clarke
6. Pinsent Masons
7. Travers Smith

Securitisation Panel
1. Allen & Overy
2. Clifford Chance
3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
4. Linklaters
5. Lovells
6. Sidley Austin
7. Weil Gotshal & Manges

Lending and Finance Panel
1. Addleshaw Goddard
2. Allen & Overy
3. Ashurst
4. Berwin Leighton Paisner
5. Bond Pearce
6. Boyes Turner
7. Clifford Chance
8. Cobbetts
9. Davenport Lyons
10. Denton Wilde Sapte
11. Dickinson Dees
12. DLA Piper
13. emw law (new)
14. Eversheds
15. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
16. Halliwells (new)
17. Hammonds
18. Linklaters
19. Lovells
20. Mills & Reeve (new)
21. Norton Rose
22. Osborne Clarke
23. Pinsent Masons
24. Reed Smith Richards Butler
25. Shearman & Sterling
26. Simmons & Simmons
27. SJ Berwin
28. Taylor Walton
29. Ward Hadaway
30. White & Case
31. Wragge & Co

Litigation Panel
1. Allen & Overy
2. Clifford Chance
3. DLA Piper
4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
5. Hill Dickinson
6. Irwin Mitchell (new)
7. Linklaters
8. Lovells
9. Matthew Arnold Baldwin
10. Optima Legal Services Limited
11. Simmons & Simmons
12. TLT Solicitors

Structured Capital Markets Panel
1. Allen & Overy
2. Clifford Chance
3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
4. Linklaters
5. Slaughter & May

Wealth Advisory (formerly Wealth Structuring & Fiduciary and Estates & Trusts)
1. Addleshaw Goddard
2. Allen & Overy
3. Burges Salmon (new)
4. Charles Russell (new)
5. Dickinson Dees
6. Field Seymour Parkes Solicitors
7. Irwin Mitchell (new)
8. MacFarlanes (new)
9. Optima Legal Services Limited
10. Withers