KLegal has won the first joint instruction from Granada-Carlton to advise on a multimillion pound technology deal with BT.
The deal is a coup for KLegal, which has never worked with the companies before. The Lawyer understands that the firm has already received more instructions.
KLegal won the work after a recommendation from Atos KPMG Consulting (AKC), the consultancy advising ITV on the deal. Hoyle made a presentation to representatives from Granada and Carlton’s separate legal and IT teams.
The deal is of crucial strategic importance to BT, which needed a presence in the broadcasting industry after losing a similar contract with the BBC. BT will provide a national telecommunications network for IT. As part of the deal, BT has also been awarded the valuable status of preferred IT provider to ITV. BT was advised by its in-house team.