Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been appointed to a new full service legal panel for energy giant National Grid following a competitive tender process. The number of firms on the legal framework has been reduced from 12 to ten with WBD the only new firm to be appointed to the panel. National Grid is a FTSE 100 company and one of the world’s largest investor-owned energy companies.
The UK full service panel covers a broad range of legal services covering both regulated and non-regulated property and planning, corporate services, as well as gas and electricity legal work.
Fiona O’Kane, Real Estate Partner at WBD, said: “It’s fantastic to be appointed to National Grid’s UK legal panel, and to be one of ten firms selected from a field of 60. We are committed to working innovatively and effectively with National Grid to deliver legal solutions and will bring our extensive energy sector expertise to the relationship.
“As always, we are grateful for the huge amount of effort and hard work across the firm that has gone in to securing this appointment.”
This panel appointment follows WBD’s recent appointments to Transport for London (TfL) and Crown Commercial Service’s legal panels.
WBD has been immersed in the energy industry sector for decades, building up a great depth of experience across the various different forms of energy and power. The firm is well placed to guide companies through the complex issues that affect companies operating in this sector.
WBD’s work in the energy sector covers all types of electricity generation and gas production projects, including the development, installation and operation of new electricity transmission networks and gas pipeline systems. The team has always advised projects at the leading edge of innovation.
Ranking in the UK’s top 20 law firms, WBD provides a full range of legal expertise from across eight offices in the UK, including London and 19 offices in the US.