Exclusive: Tesco appoints Diageo M&A GC as first UK legal director amid restructure

28-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director.


Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

27-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.

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Pearson’s Tellmann: alternative providers "will threaten the in-house world"

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

In-house roles will be the next target for low-cost alternative legal service providers, according to Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.


The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

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Exclusive: Network Rail legal spend hits £13.3m in first financial year following panel review

15-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Network Rail hit £13.3m in legal costs in 2013/14, with Eversheds and Addleshaw Goddard emerging as top earners in the first financial year after a panel review reduced the roster to eight firms. 


Nomura CEO to lawyers: get out of your comfort zone

14-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Outgoing Nomura International CEO Jeremy Bennett said in-house lawyers should aim at taking on more influential roles in an interview kicking off The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit this morning (14 May).


Publisher Springer Nature appoints new GC following Macmillan Science merger

14-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publishing company Springer Nature has named Macmillan Science and Education GC Rachel Jacobs as its new general counsel following the merger of the two companies.


Fieldfisher picks up sole instruction from GCA over Tesco investigation

13-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fieldfisher is the sole law firm to have been instructed by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) on its investigation into Tesco’s profit over-statement.

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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WM Housing appoints seven to socially-responsible legal panel

29-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

WM Housing Group has appointed seven firms to its legal panel in an attempt to incorporate social values into its legal activities.


Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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NG Bailey unveils four-strong legal panel

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

NG Bailey has announced that Eversheds, Pannone Corporate, Muckle and Taylor & Emmet will make up its new legal panel.

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National Grid set to cut its legal panel

14-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner, Allen & Overy and Eversheds are among 15 firms that could be stripped from National Grid’s legal panel in its latest review.


Pannone Corporate picks up Iceland and NG Bailey panel wins

13-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Manchester-based firm Pannone Corporate has been appointed to the legal panels of Iceland Foods and NG Bailey.

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