International law firm Eversheds has announced that it has signed its third groundbreaking contract to advise Tyco on its legal needs across Europe, Middle East and Africa, extending the relationship for a further two years. Eversheds ongoing partnership with Tyco has set a new standard for the provision of legal services and client relationship excellence across international boundaries, that no other law firm has been able to equal. Going against convention, Eversheds is the only law firm to demonstrate a seamless international client service. Eversheds has advised Tyco on matters across over 80 jurisdictions since the global manufacturing giant reduced its legal panel overnight from 250 firms to one in 2006.
The new contract is evidence of the success of the innovative partnership, where both businesses have worked collaboratively to constantly evolve working practices to ensure total satisfaction is achieved by both client and law firm.
With an emphasis on transparency, control and metrics, in the last two years, the contract has achieved by way of example, a 27 percent reduction in fees for Tyco and a reduction in the number of Tyco's litigation cases by 60 percent. At the same time, Eversheds increased the proportion of high quality work it services for the client by over 300 percent, including M&A and IP work, achieving the objective of both parties to deliver an improved and sustainable return on investment for the law firm.