Siemens aims to develop strong relationships between the in-house UK Siemens legal team and the panel, to gain a deep understanding by the panel firms of the new Siemens operating companies and business units and to create efficiencies and value for the UK organisation.
Simone Davina, General Counsel, Siemens UK & Ireland, said: “These firms demonstrate deep expertise in Siemens’ focus areas of digitalisation, electrification and automation. We sought and identified a close alignment with our UK operations as well as our corporate values and purpose. We are very pleased to strengthen our long-standing relationships with these firms and thank them and our internal review team for their commitment to this process.”
Since August last year (2018), Siemens has significantly restructured the global company and now has three operating companies; Digital Industries, Gas and Power and Smart Infrastructure which form the core of the company, there are also three strategic companies: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Healthineers and Siemens Mobility, which operate separately from the company core but within the brand eco-system. All of these business entities are active in the UK where Siemens has 15,000 employees.
Reaction from the successful firms:
Sally Emerton, the Addleshaw Goddard Client Relationship Partner for Siemens said:
“Like all world-class businesses, Siemens is looking to its lawyers for best in class experience, ability to offer cost certainty and a sustained quality of service across a range of specialisms. We're absolutely delighted to have been reappointed to the panel and to have an opportunity to strengthen further the strong relationship which has grown over a number of years.”
Richard Prowse, Eversheds Sutherland’s client partner for Siemens, said:
“We’re delighted to be back on the panel – a testament to the hard work of all of the Eversheds Sutherland team and welcome recognition of the team’s excellence that has supported Siemens over previous panel periods. It is also acknowledgment of the importance we put on assisting our clients with technology solutions and of our focus on the diversity and inclusion agenda. Siemens is a key client of our Diversified Industrials sector group both in the UK and internationally and we have enjoyed building a longstanding and close relationship with the Siemens team. We thoroughly look forward to that continuing.”
Clive Seddon, Partner, Pinsent Masons, said:
“This marks another exciting chapter in our longstanding relationship with Siemens. Last year, we advised Siemens on its acquisition of computer software and technology licensing company Lightwork Design - so we look forward to continuing to work together to support their strategy and operating companies. Our appointment underscores the breadth of our experience and deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory complexities across the markets that Siemens operates in.”