Bates Wells reappointed as key sub-contractor to Simmons & Simmons on CCS’s Finance and Complex Legal Services framework

Bates Wells has been reappointed as sub-contractor to Simmons & Simmons, which has secured a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Legal Services Panel framework: Lot 2, Finance and Complex Legal Services.

Through the framework, Simmons & Simmons – and Bates Wells as its sub-contractor – will be able to serve all UK ministerial departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies across legal issues covering corporate finance, investment and M&A activity, innovative projects, disputes, competition and restructuring.

Bates Wells will provide specialist public and administrative law support on Simmons & Simmons’ UK government mandates. This latest appointment follows a similar one in 2017 when Bates Wells was appointed as sub-contractor to Simmons & Simmons on the CCS’ previous Finance & Complex Legal Services framework.

Bates Wells has one of the UK’s longest-established public law practices advising a range of clients from public authorities including Government, to third sector institutions, businesses and individuals on a variety of public and regulatory issues. The team is highly ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Commenting on the appointment, Melanie Carter, Bates Wells’ head of Public & Regulatory, said: “We are excited to be continuing our collaboration with Simmons & Simmons for the next four years. Public authorities make up a significant proportion of our client base and this appointment gives us a great opportunity to advise on an even greater number of complex and nationally-important mandates alongside Simmons & Simmons’ excellent team.”

Also commenting on the appointment, Juliet Reingold, Simmons & Simmons’ head of UK Government group, said: “We’re very excited to continue our deep collaboration with Bates Wells’ public law team on this exciting legal framework. Bates Wells has a first-class public law practice, which supports and complements our own government offering. We’re really looking forward to working together and partnering with HM Government on its finance and complex projects.”


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of December 6, 2021.