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New Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY) head of legal Barry Wong is kickstarting a panel review just a month into his new role.
Wong replaced Technology Law Alliance-bound Gavin Wakefield at the end of December, as first revealed in The Lawyer (1 December 2003), and has wasted no time inviting both existing and new firms to tender for places on his own roster.
The legal group is only in charge of appointing firms to deal with technology transactions, while corporate adviser Barlow Lyde & Gilbert assists the board of directors.
Wragge & Co and Barlows are the company’s most established IT lawyers and have the most to lose. The Technology Law Alliance joined the two larger firms on the panel last year after it was launched by two former Wragges lawyers.
The review will be a testing time for the Technology Law Alliance, which admitted when it poached Wakefield that the recruitment could either make or break its relationship with CGEY.