Payments company TransferWise is in the process of finalising its first ever roster of firms in what general counsel Jenifer Swallow describes as a ‘non-panel, panel review’. Continue reading “US heavyweights big contenders in TransferWise external counsel review”
The legal team at American International Group (AIG) EMEA is to carry out wider panel assessments for Europe, Middle East and Africa, following the ongoing review of the insurer’s UK roster, which is due to complete at the end of March. Continue reading “Adviser review: AIG to roll out UK panel process to entire EMEA region”
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has unveiled its panel for general legal advice services, with 18 firms making it onto a two tier panel. Continue reading “Twelve firms make it onto top tier of reduced Crown Commercial Services panel”
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is reviewing its panel of law firm advisers with a total legal spend of £544m. The health body last had a legal spend of around £400m when it unveiled its last panel in 2013. Continue reading “More for less: NHS ups legal spend but offers fewer spots in latest panel review”
BP has commenced a review of its panel of legal advisers, marking the oil giant’s first revamp since 2014. The decision to renovate the legal panel comes after the promotion of Eric Nitcher to general counsel (GC) in January this year. Continue reading “In-house: BP starts panel review under new general counsel”
Simmons, BLP and Reed Smith win places on Lloyds’ specialist roster as bank gears up for commercial panel review
Simmons & Simmons, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Bond Dickinson and Reed Smith are among 24 firms to win a place on Lloyds Banking Group’s (LBG) specialist sub panel, which sits below the bank’s main core roster of eight firms. Continue reading “Simmons, BLP and Reed Smith win places on Lloyds’ specialist roster as bank gears up for commercial panel review”
An open banking initiative funded by the UK’s nine biggest banks has appointed former Lloyds and Halifax lawyer Marcus Ezekiel as its first general counsel, Legal Business has learned. Continue reading “In-house: Open banking group appoints first GC and picks Hogan Lovells as sole adviser”
The Department of Health has launched a tender for a panel of law firms to pursue litigation against companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading “Health department prepares to battle Big Pharma with launch of litigation panel”
Royal Dutch Shell has implemented a rule that all new legal matters must be priced using ‘appropriate’ fee arrangements (AFAs), following the oil major’s most recent panel review in April 2016. Continue reading “Shell moves to ‘appropriate’ fee arrangements for all matters following panel review”
Royal Dutch Shell has implemented a rule that all new legal matters must be priced using ‘appropriate’ fee arrangements (AFAs), following the oil major’s most recent panel review in April 2016.
AFAs, which include capped fees, fixed fees and contingency fees, have been in place for all litigation work since June 2014, but now apply to all legal matters. In addition, every piece of work will be put out to tender to three or more panel firms.