Legal Week: Shell unveils new global panel: “Oil giant Shell has completed a review of its advisers, appointing a new panel for legal work globally.”: “The review, which started in April, was led by Shell legal services co-ordinator Clive Grant and UK legal head Richard Wiseman.” (ShellNews.net) 25 Nov 04
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Oil giant Shell has completed a review of its advisers, appointing a new panel for legal work globally.
Slaughter and May has remained as lead corporate adviser to the FTSE 100 company and Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Denton Wilde Sapte and Simmons & Simmons have all been appointed to the new line-up.
In addition, Cravath Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek are currently working alongside Slaughters on Shell’s £100bn restructuring that will combine The Netherlands-based Royal Dutch and UK-based Shell to create Royal Dutch Shell.
As revealed on legalweek.com (19 November), the panel was finalised last week. The review had been due to be completed at the end of September but was delayed while the company secured special over-seas rates with some of the firms.
The review, which started in April, was led by Shell legal services co-ordinator Clive Grant and UK legal head Richard Wiseman. The legal team, which has an annual budget of around £54m, is headed globally by Beat Hess, who is based in The Hague.
Author: Legal Week
Source: Legal Week
Start Date: 25/11/2004
End Date: 23/12/2004