Panel reviews

revolut

Challenger bank Revolut seeks refresh of legal roster

Revolut is looking to review its legal panel after forming its inaugural roster a year ago. The Lawyer understands that the British challenger bank is assessing its panel, which was put in place last year. Six firms were appointed, including Linklaters, Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper. The panel was put in place for a year. […]

Five firms win advisory spots for fintech Liberis

Liberis has narrowed down five firms for its new framework, as it looks to shift away from the traditional relationship model. The UK-based fintech has selected Osborne Clarke, DAC Beachcroft, Taylor Vinters and boutiques Stephenson Law and Waterfront as preferred advisers. The framework covers all matters other than transactional and regulatory work, where Liberis runs […]

Landsec puts panel review on hold for another year

Land Securities has extended its property panel till 2022, with all seven firms retaining their places for another year. The FTSE 100 real estate investment trust last completed its five year property panel in 2016, appointing CMS, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons, Hogan Lovells, DAC Beachcroft and Herbert Smith Freehills. The panel […]

ITV kicks off first panel review since 2016

ITV has started its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, who joined the broadcaster in 2019 from EasyJet. It marks the first review conducted by Mullins, who took over the legal function of the broadcaster from Andrew Garard, who announced he was stepping down after nearly a decade in the […]

scotland

Four firms added to £8.7m Scottish Enterprise panel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Addleshaw Goddard are among the four firms that have been added to Scottish Enterprise’s new £8.7m panel. The public body has appointed Scottish firms Brodies and Burness Paull to the panel, as well as CMS and Addleshaws. Shepherd and Wedderburn, which was on the former panel running from 2016 […]

met police

Terms extended as Met Police panel review overruns

The Metropolitan Police Service has asked firms to sign up to an extension of its panel, giving it more time to conclude its review of the roster. The Met’s current framework expires on 31 January, however firms will have their current contracts extended till April. The Met said that this is to allow it to […]

parliament government

Over 20 firms land roles on UK Government’s post-Brexit trade panel

The UK Government has finalised its post-Brexit trade law panel (TLP), with magic circle and US firms set to advise on future deals and disputes following the EU referendum. The appointments come after the UK signed a deal governing its future relationship with the European Union at the end of 2020. The TLP will cover […]

NatWest

NatWest Group finalises new legal panel

The NatWest Group has completed its panel review process, which has taken nearly a year to complete due to newly-introduced elaborate criteria. It is understood that the business, which was formerly known as the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, has finalised a chunky roster that includes no less than 18 firms. Firms understood to be on […]

Serco

Five firms win places in Serco’s latest panel review

British outsourcing giant Serco has rejigged its panel for the first time since reviewing the roster in 2016. The full panel, which covers the UK and Europe, sees the reappointment of Clifford Chance, DWF and Pinsent Masons, while Radiant Law and Clyde & Co have been retained for group corporate procurement matters and specific regulatory […]

Vodafone

Vodafone kicks off panel review

Telecoms giant Vodafone has kicked off a review of its legal panel, The Lawyer has learned, two years after last assessing its roster. Sources told The Lawyer that proposals from interested law firms have officially been submitted last Friday, and that Vodafone is in the process of reviewing them. An outcome is expected in January. […]

Downing Street

UK Government sets out panel timeline after Covid-19 delays

The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has set out a timeline for when it will resume its panel reviews, after they were put on hold earlier this year amid Covid-19. The CCS has confirmed it will issue a tender on the Official Journal of the European Union for its legal services panel in May […]

Teva

Teva narrows down firms for global legal panel

Teva is close to finalising its global legal panel, following a tender process lasting over a year and a half. Pinsent Masons, Goodwin Procter and Taylor Wessing are understood to be among the contenders vying for a place on the pharmaceutical giant’s latest panel. A source told The Lawyer that Teva has not specified how […]