Chivas Brothers, a member of the Pernod Ricard group, is to carry out a panel review of its UK legal advisers with plans to cut the roster from 16 to around seven.
State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.
Affordable housing provider Alliance Homes Group has named Anthony Collins, Clarke Willmott and Trowers & Hamlins as its new legal panel.
The Co-operative Bank has launched the process to select its first-ever panel of external legal advisers, following the bank’s split from the Co-operative Group.
Colt has extended Baker & McKenzie’s role as its preferred legal adviser for an additional year, ahead of a planned re-evaluation of how the legal team chooses outside counsel.
At the age of just 31, gas supplier SGN’s general counsel Nicola Shand has already grown a six-strong legal team and landed herself a place on the company’s executive board.
Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.
Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.
Pharma company Amgen has hired Jonathan Graham as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary from manufacturer Danaher to replace David Scott, who is retiring next month.
Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg has issued a call for firms to work more closely together and be ”much more collaborative” to deal with the pressures created by clients with more buying power.
Sources close to Linklaters have been quick to comment on the “surprising” departure of managing partner Simon Davies, who revealed he will step down a year early to join Lloyds Bank on Wednesday (1 July).
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.
Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.