Panel reviews

ocado

Ocado wraps first legal adviser review since M&S deal

Ocado has concluded a review of its main legal advisers, with firms including DWF and Slaughter and May making it onto the retailer’s roster. The review comes as the online retail company has decided not to appoint a formal panel. At the same time, the effort follows the striking, in February 2019, of a £750m-worth […]

RBS

RBS seeks new partners as it launches 2021 panel review

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has kicked off its nearly year-long panel review process, as it looks to renew its roster of legal advisers. The Lawyer understands that the bank is in the early stages of drawing up its request for proposal (RFP) documents that it will send out to firms soon. Last year, […]

Severn Trent reveals new-look panel of five firms

Five firms have won places on Severn Trent’s new panel, with the appointments reflecting a change in tack from the FTSE 100 water company which has run a sole provider model since 2007. DWF, Eversheds Sutherland and Burges Salmon form the new panel to provide legal services to the FTSE 100 water company and its […]

Engie to embark on first panel review since rebranding

French utility company Engie is set to start a new review of its panel of legal advisers this year, The Lawyer understands. This marks the company’s second review since 2014, and the first one to happen since it rebranded itself from GDF Suez to Engie the following year. It is understood that once again the […]

Shell energy

Shell presses firms on green credentials as part of panel process

Shell has set out a series of sustainability requirements that law firms need to fulfill if they want to be part of its next roster of legal advisers. The energy giant has included the criteria in the request for proposal (RFP) for its panel review, in addition to more traditional requirements around efficiency and value. […]

police

Firms wanted for Met Police’s new £65m panel

The Metropolitan Police Service is retendering its national legal panel, with the extended framework worth up to £65m. Up to 15 firms will be appointed to the new framework, which will be made up of four lots. Around three firms will be allocated to each. The Met Police said the £65m figure noted in the […]

Avis hands panel spots to seven firms

Car rental giant Avis has finalised a seven-strong panel of legal advisers following its first review in four years. The new roster has seen no firms left out. It includes Eversheds Sutherland, Dentons, Reed Smith, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates; US firms Littler Mendelson and Baker Donelson also made the cut. Each […]

Sean Martin FCA

FCA embarks on major shake-up for new legal panel

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is scrapping its current legal framework and consolidating its legal services into two lots for a new £2.15m panel. As part of the review, the FCA is seeking between 10 and 20 firms (five to 10 for each lot). Whereas it previously had separate contracts in place for individual requirements […]

Avargo

Four firms join offshore renewable energy panel

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has selected four firms for its new procurement framework for legal services. DLA Piper, Burges Salmon, TLT and Shepherd & Wedderburn form ORE Catapult’s new legal procurement framework. Headquartered in Glasgow, ORE Catapult is a technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. Though it is not a […]

Seven firms in the spotlight for SSE panel review

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has launched its first panel review in five years. The “Big Six” energy company completed its first ever formal panel in 2014, with four firms – Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Osborne Clarke – winning the main spots. As well as a main panel for work […]

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 […]

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