Panel reviews

Offices

Slaughters and Osborne Clarke among 15 firms on FTSE broker panel

FTSE 250 interdealer broker company TP ICAP has finished its EMEA panel review, with fifteen firms winning a place on the company’s first formal roster. Slaughter and May and magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters have all won spots, as well as Herbert Smith Freehills, Macfarlanes and Travers Smith. Eversheds Sunderland has further secured a […]

Lloyds

Lloyds Bank wraps up latest review of legal advisers

Lloyds Bank has completed its latest panel review of its core advisers and general roster, with reductions being made to the latter line-up. The Lawyer understands that the core panel has been left in tact, with members including CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, as well as Addleshaw Goddard, Hogan Lovells, and magic […]

Novartis keeps firms waiting for results of global panel review

Swiss pharmaceutical powerhouse Novartis is nearing the end of its global legal panel review, which is understood to have been launched earlier this year. The panel is underway following the appointment of GC Shannon Thyme Klinger, who took on the role in June 2018, replacing Felix Ehrat. Her appointment came four months after Novartis also […]

Eleven firms secure places on WeWork’s inaugural EMEA panel

Firms including Addleshaw Goddard, CMS and Hogan Lovells are among those to have won spots on WeWork’s first panel for the EMEA region. The firms are Addleshaw Goddard, BCLP, Bird & Bird, CMS, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, McCann Fitzgerald, Shoosmiths and Simmons and Simmons The workspace giant kicked off its […]

Scottish Football League rejigs panel to add English firm

Burges Salmon has been added to The Scottish Professional Football League’s (SPFL) legal panel, three months after setting up in Edinburgh. The SPFL launched its first ever legal panel in January last year, appointing four new firms – Brabners, Fladgate, gunnercooke and Shepherd & Wedderburn. In late 2017, it dropped Harper Macleod after 20 years […]

Rugby

Gowling WLG is latest firm to grab Commonwealth Games advisory role

Gowling WLG has won the advisory role for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following a tender process for the post. The firm will support the organisers on corporate governance, procurement and general commercial matters. Gowling’s pitch team was led by partner Michael Luckman, who will be working with Birmingham 2022’s chief legal officer Caroline McGrory […]

Shell energy

Shell gears up for shake-up of next legal panel

Shell is set to start its next global review of external advisers, The Lawyer has learned, in an effort that could entail changes to its current structure. The review, which will officially begin early next year, marks the first assessment of the energy giant’s panel since 2016. Shell is currently conducting an internal review in […]

housing estate

Two firms win places on McCarthy & Stone’s legal roster

Gateley and Shoosmiths have won places on retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone’s latest legal panel. Gateley will handle the retirement housebuilder’s legal work in land acquisition and plot sales across the Northern regions (North West, Midlands, North East, East Midlands), while Shoosmiths will carry out work for the Southern regions. Allen & Overy acted for […]

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HealthTrust Europe cuts nine firms from latest legal roster

HealthTrust Europe has continued to make cuts to its £40m legal roster, with a number of top 50 firms losing places as the framework is reduced by half. The latest roster sees HealthTrust Europe’s former 19-strong panel cut down to just ten firms, with Bird & Bird and Pinsent Masons among those that have lost […]

London Underground

Freshfields and Simmons dropped from enlarged Transport for London panel

Transport for London (TfL) has grown its new legal panel to 15 firms, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons among three firms dropped from the roster. TfL has selected 15 firms within eight lots covering employment, major commercial, rail, routine commercial and real estate, housing, property and commercial development, highways and major consents […]

Capita launches panel review amid business overhaul

Capita has kickstarted its latest panel review, a year after announcing a transformation programme to improve the business’s finances. The business process outsourcing and professional services company has invited firms to bid for a place on its international panel, covering twelve practice areas. The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 May, with the revised panel […]

mclaren

Ashurst usurps Norton Rose Fulbright as McLaren’s key adviser

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its role as McLaren Group’s global legal adviser as the automotive manufacturer forms a new relationship with Ashurst. After a tender process, Ashurst will now work closely alongside McLaren’s in-house counsel on all aspects of its legal requirements. The company does not have a formal legal panel, instead opting to […]

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