John Lewis Partnership announces appointment of new legal panel
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed a new legal panel following a review of its existing arrangements.
Slaughter and May is appointed as corporate adviser to provide the legal team with strategic advice in a number of complex and high profile areas and to support in relation to corporate governance matters. Burges Salmon is a new appointment and joins Dentons and Eversheds, who have been reappointed, to provide a full range of legal services, outside Slaughter and May's remit.
Keith Hubber, General Counsel and Company Secretary at the John Lewis Partnership said:
'The review was implemented to establish closer, longer-term relationships with a smaller number of firms who are committed to investing in their relationship with the Partnership. We identified firms with proven sector experience who understand the Partnership's culture and demonstrated a desire to work collaboratively to support the in-house team. We look forward to working with them.'
Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 346 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership where all 88,700 staff are Partners in the business.
For further information, please contact:
John Lewis Partnership
Katie Robson, Group Senior Communications Manager
Telephone: 0207 592 6296
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Jos Bieneman / Georgia Colkin
Telephone: 0207 638 9571