Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.
Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised UBS on its $545m (£351m) settlement to US authorities to close investigations into the Swiss bank relating to the alleged rigging of foreign-exchange rates and Libor manipulation.
Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its battle with TSSA union over rail strike plans to take place on bank holiday Monday (25 May).
Foot Anstey has turned to CMS Cameron McKenna to defend it against an age discrimination claim brought by an ex-partner.
Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).
Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has accused the firm of advising him not to seek independent counsel during an internal investigation following accusations he had deliberately misled the High Court.
The Government’s ability to have the final say on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests has been “circumscribed, arguably almost to the point of annihilation” in the wake of the ‘black spider letters’ case.
Stephenson Harwood has ended its representation of ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh, after the Dubai courts refused to release the funds to pay the firm.
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