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TLT appointed to SSE legal panel

TLT has been appointed to listed energy supplier SSE’s new legal panel to deliver real estate services including planning advice. 

The appointment follows an extensive application and review process that began in September 2019. Forty firms applied to be included in the regulated competitive tender process, with the appointment clearly illustrating TLT’s market leading sector specialism and strong real estate services offering. 

The new panel, made up of nine firms including magic circle outfits, formally begins its mandate in March 2020. 

The diversity of the firms included reflects a mix of full-service and specialist advisers required by SSE, covering commercial, property and contentious areas of work in the company’s regulated and unregulated businesses in the UK. 

The appointment of this new legal panel is set against the backdrop of SSE’s recent sale of the Energy Services business to OVO Energy and the increased alignment of its wider business strategy to focus on low carbon assets and infrastructure. 

TLT’s successful application to the panel was led by the firm’s head of clean energy and real estate, partner Maria Connolly. 

Maria Connolly, partner at TLT, comments: “The appointment to SSE’s legal panel is a fantastic demonstration of the strength of our clean energy sector team and real estate group. We are looking forward to working with SSE to help fulfil its ambition to provide the UK with an ever-more sustainable energy network.” 

Stuart Waddell, SSE Deputy General Counsel, said: “The key objective in establishing the new panel was to appoint firms that not only deliver excellence in service, but which also reflect SSE’s values and support our ambition to deliver the low carbon infrastructure needed to help the UK reach net zero emissions. 

“After an extensive review of our UK legal panel, SSE can today confirm the appointment of nine firms to provide legal support to its business operations. We had significant interest in the panel and believe that we have found a strong combination of firms to support the SSE businesses.” 

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