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CMS re-appointed to National Grid panel

21 November 2019

International law firm CMS has been re-appointed to National Grid’s legal panel following an intensive six-month review process reducing the number of panel firms from 12 to 10.  The panel will begin in February 2020 running for three years with the option to extend for a further two years.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Lane said “Having worked with National Grid for more than 30 years we are delighted to have been re-appointed to the legal panel; it is great recognition of our long-standing relationship, our continued drive to innovate and add value as well as our strength and depth in the area, and we look forward to continuing to work together.”

The CMS team was led by Head of Energy, Power and Regulated Industries Robert Lane and Real Estate partner Iain Lindsay along with energy partner Sarah King and energy associate Thomas Forman.

Upon the completion of the review general counsel Alison Kay said: “The key objective of the review was to create a panel that is efficient, effective, future facing and innovative.

Having run an extensive process over the last seven months, the interest we received was remarkable. We had over 60 companies apply. The successful firms demonstrated an alignment to National Grid’s values, and an understanding of our current and future aspirations. We are very pleased that they are prepared to partner with us on that journey.”