Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has a large office in Southampton, has been re-appointed to the UK legal panel for international energy services and solutions company Centrica.
WBD has a longstanding relationship with Centrica. In this latest UK panel review, WBD has been appointed to advise on Commercial, Property & Litigation matters for a period of two years.
The WBD team acting for Centrica is being led by Southampton-based energy sector partner Ian Newcombe. He commented:
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Centrica and we look forward to working with the team and other firms on the panel. This was a competitive tender process and our appointment recognises our strong credentials in the energy sector as well as our expertise advising on complex commercial, litigation and property issues.”
The firm has been praised for its strong focus on innovation – with WBD recognised in the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative law firms – as well as its diversity and inclusion initiatives. WBD has long shown its commitment to create a diverse and inclusive culture to attract and retain the very best people and is a gold status member of the Law Society Diversity & Inclusion Charter. The firm was also recognised as a ‘Diversity Pioneer’ in The Lawyer’s Top 200 report.
WBD provides legal services across 11 key sectors from seven offices in the UK and 19 in the US. The firm’s energy client portfolio includes Centrica, Scottish Power and RWE, as well as other major utilities such as ESBi (the Irish State power company), Northumbrian Water, Waterplus and leading independents including RES and Atco Power