Standard Chartered’s global panel unchanged after review

Standard Chartered Bank has reappointed all six law firms on its international legal roster after the two-year panel came to an end.

The bank will continue to work with magic circle firms Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters, as well as Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

Slaughters is regarded as the bank’s main global adviser, handling all its biggest deals and projects.

London-based head of legal James Ellington asked firms to pitch for places on the panel at the end of 2010, with the tender process closing in January.

Last year the bank reviewed its UK panel, a process that is also carried out every two years. As with the global panel, the UK roster remained largely unchanged, with Simmons & Simmons, which already featured on the bank’s Hong Kong regional panel, the only new addition (29 April 2010).

Standard Chartered has a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets in more than 70 countries across the globe, making it one of the world’s most international banks.