Manchester City Council

Cheshire East Council

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Government names nine to £90m finance and complex legal services panel

The Crown Commercial Service has named nine law firms to a £90m panel for finance and complex legal services.

The successful firms were:

  1. Ashurst
  2. Berwin Leighton Paisner
  3. Clifford Chance
  4. Dentons
  5. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  6. Hogan Lovells
  7. Linklaters
  8. Simmons & Simmons
  9. Slaughter and May

The panel agreement is for an initial period of two years, with the option to extend for up to two further periods of twelve consecutive months.

The CCS said the agreement covered “external legal advice and full project support required by Central Government and its associated bodies, for finance and highly complex transactions including complex finance, capital markets, regulatory complex work and the most, innovative and/or strategically important projects for Central Government.”

The award criteria were quality (weighting: 70) and price (weighting: 30).

In March this year the CCS named named 18 law firms to a £320m, two-tier panel for the supply of general legal advice to crown bodies and other permitted users.

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