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Linklaters edges in on Slaughters’ turf" />Slaughter and May will have to share its role with Linklaters as principal corporate adviser to Legal & General (L&G) following the completion of a radical review of the FTSE 100 insurance company’s UK law firm panel.
Linklaters has won L&G as a new corporate client after scooping a place on the panel. The appointment is a coup for the magic circle firm as historically Slaughters has had a monopoly over L&G’s big-ticket corporate work.
Last year Slaughters advised L&G on the insurer’s £785.9m deep discount rights issue, the first in the UK for almost 20 years, and on its £2bn euro note issue.
The review, conducted by L&G group head of legal Geoffrey Timms, resulted in the creation of five separate panels: group, UK operations, investment management, real estate, and private equity.
Simmons & Simmons, which historically has not acted for L&G, has also been appointed to the investment management panel.
Meanwhile, Clifford Chance and Eversheds, the latter historically advising L&G on general commercial, litigation and employment matters, have been added to the real estate panel alongside L&G’s existing property advisers BLP and Lawrence Graham.