Dentons makes it onto Standard Chartered’s overhauled global legal panel
For the first time Dentons has won a spot on Standard Chartered’s global legal panel while Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Slaughter and May and Linklaters have all been reappointed.
Review of the panel kicked off earlier this year which has not been reviewed since 2015 when HSF first secured a coveted spot alonside those above mentioned. Standard Chartered’s legal team is headed by London-based group general counsel David Fein, who joined the bank in September 2013 – a former US Attorney for the District of Connecticut who also previously served as associate White House counsel under President Clinton.
In the headlines
The bank has been in the headlines over recent years following a major restructuring after announcing in 2015 that 15,000 jobs would be cut by 2018. That move saw Slaughters & Cromwell advise the bank on a $5.1 billion rights issue designed to cover the costs of the restructuring.
Source: Global Legal Post