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Eversheds Sutherland has acquired Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as the sole provider of Thames Water`s managed legal services. « Our managed legal services model has worked very well since its launch in 2010 and, following a rigorous tendering process, we are pleased to appoint Eversheds Sutherland as our new legal services provider for the next five years. As an essential services company, it`s absolutely critical that we get it right, and Eversheds Sutherland is very much in line with our thinking as we move into the next chapter. This information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for obtaining legal advice. Please see the full terms and conditions on our website. Two major new appointments to support the UK`s largest water and wastewater services company « Providing legal services to Thames Water is an exceptional win for clients and we look forward to working closely with Sarah Sear and her team and supporting them in the years to come. Thames` feedback on our tendering process highlighted our quality of service, our approach to converting Thames Water`s team of experts from Berwin Leighton Paisner to Eversheds Sutherland and the technical legal innovations we will bring to the contract to improve customer service. The great cultural alignment between our two companies is particularly remarkable and we look forward to starting next year. In addition, Eversheds Sutherland has been appointed to the new Thames Water Legal Panel – alongside Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP – to advise on major projects for the firm that fall outside of managed legal services. « Securing work of this magnitude and complexity has been one of the highlights of our year at Eversheds Sutherland and has grown significantly since our transatlantic connection on February 1. We were able to demonstrate to Thames the difference in our innovative and creative approach to managing complex, high-quality legal services for our clients – such as our client relationships with IATA, Tyco and Turkish Airlines – in order to meet the extremely high standards of the tendering process. Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it has won the tender to provide legal services to Thames Water.

Our contract with Thames Water will cover the provision of legal services for operations and inclusion in the company`s new legal body. Both contracts have a five-year term, starting April 1, 2018, with Thames Water`s option to extend for a further three years. Eversheds Sutherland was awarded a five-year contract to provide day-to-day legal tasks to Thames Water and took on the role of managed legal services to Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Operational activities will be managed under a managed legal services contract and the existing legal team at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, based in Reading, will be part of Eversheds Sutherland`s expanded legal team. This team will focus on assisting Sarah Sear, Thames Water`s General Counsel, and Thames Water with a range of legal advice including competitive activities, projects and planning, regulation, construction, real estate, commercial contracts, tax matters, litigation, energy, employment and health and safety. You`ve met a potential client who you think would be able to help you tremendously and with whom you could work very well, and you set up a coffee shop for a conversation. Everything is very informal and easy at this point, but you make sure everything is as it should be. A chic café (reminiscent of […] Simon Oats, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, who led the procurement process, commented: « Clyde & Co has hired 15 Sedgwick partners to deliver on its promise to significantly increase its banking strength in the US. When Davenport Lyons joins the administration, The Lawyer talks about his last days.

The atmosphere at Davenport Lyons is as deep as it could be. Employees were informed that the company would go bankrupt last Friday (April 25). On that day, those who were offered jobs – most of them partners – were successively […] Sarah Sear, Chief Legal Officer at Thames Water, commented: « Both companies are gaining places in the Major Projects panel alongside HSF, CMS and Pinsents Lee Ranson, CEO of Eversheds Sutherland (International), comments: