The law firm’s appointment is on a full-service basis, spanning areas including real estate, tax, employment, corporate and commercial matters, as well as funding and regulation.
The panel covers operations in England and Wales and is due to run until December 2025.
The Co-operative Bank provides a range of banking products and services to about 2.7m retail customers and 94,000 small and medium sized businesses. It has a strong focus on ethical investment and responsible business.
Luke Stubbs, commercial partner at Shoosmiths, will be leading the client team appointed on the panel and the client will be supported by experts from across Shoosmiths, including Liz Sweeney (banking) and Sarah Teal (restructuring).
On the panel appointment, Luke Stubbs, commercial partner at Shoosmiths, said:
“This is an exciting appointment for Shoosmiths, particularly in Manchester. The firm has extensive experience advising national banking and finance clients and many of our team have already supported the Bank on a number of strategic projects.
“We’re looking forward to strengthening our relationship with the Bank’s team, while providing full-service legal support, backed up by specialists from across Shoosmiths. Our aim is to help the Bank deliver its long-term objectives and commitment to ethical, environmental and community matters – a shared vision that shapes our legal approach.”