Fox to hike legal team in MySpace Euro push

Fox Interactive Entertainment, the parent company of social networking site MySpace, is looking to double the size of its legal team as the business expands across Europe.

The company currently employs two lawyers and is looking for two more. The group is expanding its legal team as the rollout of MySpace and film review site Rotten Tomatoes accelerates across Europe.

Christopher Heather, Fox Interactive Entertainment general counsel for Europe, said: “One of the biggest tasks is the launch of MySpace in Europe, setting up in countries such as Poland, Turkey and Russia. I am recruiting.”

The positions could potentially be based at any one of Fox’s bases in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

The company is using a range of different law firms, including Allen & Overy, Hogan & Hartson, Kemp Little, LG and Olswang, to advise on its expansion.

In different jurisdictions Fox has been known to instruct local media boutiques such as Franklin in France and Portolano Colella Cavallo in Italy.