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            DWF to provide legal services to Severn Trent plc

            DWF, the global legal business, has been appointed by FTSE 100 Company, Severn Trent plc, as a retained provider of legal services to its operational businesses. DWF has also been named on the Company's legal services panels for its regulated and services businesses.   

            Date: 05/02/2020

            Following a highly competitive tender process, Severn Trent Water Limited and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig have appointed DWF to provide retained legal services for matters relating to: construction, commercial, employment, procurement law, regulatory, environmental, regulatory prosecutions, health and safety, disputes and litigation, data privacy, intellectual property, competition, renewables, planning and real estate. 

            DWF has also been appointed on to two separate panels to provide legal services to Severn Trent plc’s regulated businesses and highly successful services businesses.

            Commenting on the appointment, Ben McLeod, Partner and Co-Head of Water and Utilities at DWF, said, "We are delighted to have been chosen to fulfil a key role in providing the legal services retainer for Severn Trent plc as well as panel appointments to work with its regulated and services businesses. Severn Trent's legal team have an impressive reputation in the market and we now look forward to working with them to support the achievement of strategic objectives and common goals for our communities."

            Shazadi Stinton, Head of Legal for Severn Trent, said, “We are looking forward to working with all of our new partners as we enter our new operational period. It was a very competitive tender and we firmly believe we’ve picked the firms that can help us drive costs down for our customers while also offering us the benefits of their experience and innovative ideas. On top of that, we’re delighted to be working with them to promote inclusion and diversity in the legal industry which is something that we’re extremely keen to support."

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