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Pizza Hut and KFC legal panel announced

18th February 2014

Yum! Brands, the company behind the restaurant chains KFC and Pizza Hut, has announced Clyde & Co and Eversheds as advisors on their new legal panel. 

The two firms form a quarter of the UK panel, which also features HowardKennedyFsi, Squire Sanders, Collins Dryland & Thorowgood, Whiting & Purches, Woods Whur, Wright Hassell and Burness Paul for Scottish operations.

The company is said to be taking more of its legal matters to UK in-house legal jobs, with the appointment of a legal counsel and a legal contracts manager to join Yum! legal director Nelson Smith. Clyde & Co are due to advise on general commercial issues and litigation while Eversheds are set to oversee real estate and employment matters, according to this article.

The recently determined legal roster is set to remain in place for an initial period of two years, with Yum!’s panel review having begun in September and finished in December of last year.