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Bank panel reviews are like buses – you wait for one, and there’s suddenly just no stopping those eager GCs. This week The Lawyer revealed that Citigroup is close to revealing its re-jigged and reduced Emea panel, while the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) is soon to announce its first-ever formal UK panel of legal advisors.
Neither of these moves should really come as a surprise. In-house teams have embarked on a long, hard slog towards shrinking, economising and formalising panel arrangements. The Pension Protection Fund is just one case in point – just this month cutting its formal advisers from 27 to 23, while participating in a handy panel-sharing agreement with a number of other regulatory bodies.
It’s up there with Legal & General, which cut its roster from 19 to five and Eon, where Pinsent Masons scooped the mandate to be the sole legal provider over 40 other firms.