It’s all change at EDF as the company gears up for its latest panel review , replacing its usual two-year roster with one of three years at the beginning of next year.
Apart from the longer timeline not much has changed – general counsel Guido Santi is said to expect all firms to sign up to fixed discounted rates of up to 30 per cent and additional volume discounts.
It is certainly a departure from the way rival companies organise their legal needs. At the end of last year Pinsent Masons beat 40 firms to take Eon’s sole provider contract. Meanwhile Essar Energy , a FTSE 250 company, is in the midst of a radical restructure following its controversial listing this year.
On the (loose) theme of energy, Richard Brousson needs a lot of it as general counsel for the British Film Institute.
The film buff spends most of his time balancing the needs of a government-owned charity with the corporate giants who make up its sponsors. He’ll be doing a lot of that this week as the London Film Festival kicks off – check out our interview for Brousson’s tips of what to see.
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