Panel reviews

Lloyds Banks index

Lloyds Bank gears up for New Year panel review

Eight firms will be expected to fight for their places on Lloyds Bank’s UK panel in the New Year, with the bank poised to review its list of legal advisers. The firms currently on the core panel are CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, as well as Addleshaw Goddard, Hogan Lovells, and magic […]

London Underground

TfL kicks off first panel review in six years

Transport for London (TfL) has kicked off its first panel review since 2012, putting scrutiny on the eleven firms already on the roster. The panel is worth at least £86m to its chosen firms, with the eight-lot roster running for a minimum of four years. The firms will be given until 18 January to tender, […]

Post Office

Post Office begins search for new legal panel

The Post Office has set out its stall for a new legal panel, adding that it plans to reduce its existing legal offering to seven firms. In a previous interview with The Lawyer, the Post Office’s legal director Ben Foat revealed that the company had an extensive roster of firms, including CMS Cameron McKenna and Womble Bond […]

Oil rig

Oil and gas giant Petrochina completes inaugural panel

Chinese oil and gas company PetroChina International and its London-based subsidiary Petroineos Trading have completed their first ever legal panel, with over ten firms making the cut. The new global full services panel spans Europe, Russia/CIS, Africa and China, and will cover the following specific areas: commodity trading; regulatory and compliance; shipping and shipping dispute resolution; corporate: midstream […]

Soft drinks

Ten firms win roles on Lucozade’s inaugural panel

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has completed its first formal panel review, with newcomer Eversheds Sutherland taking top spot as primary provider across the UK and Ireland. The latest review, which kicked off in April, is the first to be overseen by general counsel Mary Guest, who took up the in-house post in November when she joined […]

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola takes scythe to panel with over 70 firms cut

Bottling giant Coca-Cola European Partners has drastically reduced the size of its legal roster, selecting nearly 30 advisers from a panel of over 100. The panel is the first to be carried out under the leadership of general counsel Clare Wardle, who joined from Kingfisher in 2016. She joined the company a year after it […]

Heathrow

Heathrow to unveil new panel as battle looms over third runway

A host of firms are awaiting Heathrow Airport’s decision on its panel firms, with the construction of its controversial £14bn third runway set to reel in rich pickings for the chosen providers. Heathrow is currently in the early stages of a review of its core legal panel, which will cover general commercial work relating to contracts, […]

London

Clydes replaced by insurance rival on London boroughs panel

Five firms have won spots on the freshly reviewed Insurance London Consortium (ILC) panel, servicing work to seven of the capital city’s boroughs until 2023. BLM, Browne Jacobson, DAC Beachcroft, DWF and Plexus Law will share the £7.5m-valued panel for the next five years with Clyde & Co the only major casualty from the last […]

Rolls Royce

Firms await fate as Rolls-Royce nears panel decision

Rolls-Royce has invited firms to bid for a place on its global legal panel, five years after it last reshuffled its roster, The Lawyer can reveal. The Lawyer understands that firms were first invited to submit their bids in March, with the deadline fast approaching. The panel process has been kept highly confidential, with firms required to […]

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