Panel reviews

BNP

BNP Paribas ends panel review with new adviser lineup

BNP Paribas has finished reviewing its roster of global legal advisers appointing a number of firms to the panel, The Lawyer understands. Firms believed to have made it onto the roster include Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Clifford Chance. Local French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel also retained its place, alongside Herbert […]

Government

Crown Commercial Service kicks off £320m panel review

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has kickstarted the tender process for a new £320m roster, inviting firms to bid for a place to provide commercial legal services to the UK public sector. The CCS opened the tender for the Wider Public Sector Legal Services (which was previously called Legal Services Marketplace) last October. It  announced a five […]

UBS

UBS weighs up new formal EMEA litigation panel launch

UBS EMEA head of litigation Susy Bullock is deliberating whether to formalise a legal panel for the investment bank’s work in the region to mirror those already in place the Americas and Asia Pacific. The panel would be Bullock’s first in the role after having joined UBS from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as an associate […]

Co-op

Seven firms land roles on Co-op new restructured panel

Fieldfisher and Squire Patton Boggs have won roles on the Co-operative Group’s restructured legal panel, joining incumbent firm Allen & Overy and a line-up of reappointed firms. Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons, Hill Dickinson, Brodies and southeast firm Paris Smith, have all preserved their panel seats for a further three-year term. In the Co-op Group’s first review […]

Nuclear power station

Four firms gain spots on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority panel

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has appointed Eversheds Sutherland, Linklaters, Pinsent Masons, and Gowling WLG to its reviewed legal panel, The Lawyer can reveal. All of the firms on the present lineup have advised the NDA on previous panels according to data from The Lawyer, except Gowling WLG, which is a new addition. The only firm […]

energy

Eight firms win EDF panel spots as roster drops 50%

Energy company EDF Energy has completed its panel review, cutting its roster down by nearly 50 per cent to eight firms. Freshly-merged firms Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang are new additions to the panel, The Lawyer can reveal. When the wheels of the review were still in rotation, BCLP […]

BT panel firms to gain another year as review stalls

BT has put its global legal panel on hold yet again, in a move that looks likely to put it over a year behind schedule, The Lawyer has learned. A major reason behind the decision to delay was the appointment of new general counsel Sabine Chalmers, who came in to lead the FTSE 100 company’s […]

UK housing market - new selling rules

Homes England ramps up panel advisers in latest review

Homes England (formerly known as the Homes and Communities Agency) has completed its panel review, adding five firms to its £30m roster. A total of thirteen firms have been appointed the Government housing investment authority’s panel, with firms allocated into two lots. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland and Pinsent Masons, which have been on the panel […]

Kingfisher

Freshfields, A&O and Hogan Lovells among eight winners in Kingfisher UK panel review

Eight firms have won a place on Kingfisher’s UK legal panel following a nine-month review process. The Lawyer understands that Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co, Eversheds Sutherland, Foot Anstey, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Womble Bond Dickinson have gained spots on the home improvement giant’s list of preferred firms. The previous […]

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