Airwave, the leading provider of critical voice and data communications to public service organisations in the UK, has selected Bird & Bird LLP and Wragge & Co LLP to its first legal panel following an extensive review of legal services across the business.
Bird & Bird have recently advised Airwave on a number of strategically important matters, including its contract to provide Private Mobile Radio Services to London 2012, which was a key factor in its appointment as well as its proven track record advising blue chip telecommunications clients.
Wragge & Co, despite having no prior relationship with Airwave, impressed the Airwave legal team with a compelling submission based on its breadth of experience, enthusiasm and innovation.
Senior Legal Counsel, Paul Boyle, who oversaw the panel selection process, commented that ‘we were hugely impressed with the quality of the Request For Proposal responses from the 12 firms we invited to tender which made the selection process extremely difficult. However, we are delighted to have chosen 2 high quality firms to help drive the growth of our business.’
General Counsel and Executive Committee member Rachael Davidson said ‘it is an exciting time for Airwave and its legal advisers as we look to grow our core business domestically and internationally, and we look forward to working alongside Bird & Bird and Wragge & Co on a full service basis.’