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In January the oil giant’s panel members were told of the impending review and it intended to scrap its global legal panel in favour of individual relationships with firms in different countries (22 March 2013).
The move followed three years in which the energy group operated a formal cross-jurisdictional roster, with the company now realising its initial intention to end this arrangement after this period.
Eleven firms have been named as having been successful in at least three jurisdictions. They include legacy panel members Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance (CC) and Simmons & Simmons, who were reappointed for three years after a review in 2010 (26 April 2010).
It is understood that Dentons, Holman Fenwick & Willan, King & Spalding, Linklaters and Norton Rose have also been successful in securing places on the new-look panel.
In March, Shell legal director Peter Rees QC said in a statement: “We will no longer have a global panel of firms that will act for us. Globally it will be much more a series of relationships with firms that have capabilities in the jurisdictions we are working in.”