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Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers planning to reduce legal panel

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 


Qatar Petroleum to launch first legal panel

24-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.


Alliance Homes Group appoints three firms to help meet social objectives

19-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Affordable housing provider Alliance Homes Group has named Anthony Collins, Clarke Willmott and Trowers & Hamlins as its new legal panel.

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Co-op bank launches selection process for inaugural legal panel

16-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

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.

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Colt extends Bakers’ role as preferred legal adviser for one year during legal review

11-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

In-House Interviews


The in-house interview: Nicola Shand, SGN

6-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.


In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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In-house interview: Jenifer Swallow, Mind Candy

22-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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Amgen hires Danaher’s Graham for general counsel role as Scott retires

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Osborne Clarke's Berg calls for firms to be “much more collaborative”

6-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.


"He kept profits up, but at the expense of collegiality": Davies quits, Linklaters sources react

3-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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).

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CMA promotes Grenfell to executive director for enforcement

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Lloyds Bank hires Barclays corporate banking GC as part of Linklaters' Davies' new team

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.

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