A&O and Clifford Chance among firms on new SocGen panel

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have both made the cut in French bank Société Générale’s 12-strong global panel.

Société Générale picked 12 international firms for its global panel following a review. The new appointments will take effect from 1 January 2012.

Other UK firms chosen were Herbert Smith, Norton Rose and Simmons & Simmons. US firms Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Paul Hastings and Shearman & Sterling also made it on to the panel, as did French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal arm.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Société Générale said: “These firms have been chosen for their global reach and their international expertise, and are ideally suited to cover the group’s needs worldwide.

“A panel of local law firms will be added to this international panel in all the countries where the group is present.”