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Rosenblatts gets role on Telegraph deal after Big Ones sale

Rosenblatt Solicitors, which is advising longstanding client Richard Desmond on his disposal of Asian Babes and Big Ones, looks set to be brought in alongside Desmond’s corporate council Ashurst on the Telegraph Group auction. Rosenblatts advised Desmond three years ago on an aborted deal to sell his adult magazine stable, but last week finally completed […]

No 5 tops 150 in growth surge

Birmingham mega-set No 5 Fountain Court has become the first set to reach 150-tenants with the hire of a five-strong personal injury team from local rival St Philips.The set is also poised to launch a Bristol office, its third site in the UK, after London and Birmingham.Graham Cliff, formerly head of the PI team at […]

Herbert Smith gets ahead of REIT pack

Herbert Smith is in pole position to pick up real estate investment trusts (REITs) work after becoming the first UK law firm to advise a UK company on a French-style REIT. The firm’s London and Paris offices advised Hammerson on a plan to bring its £1.1bn portfolio of French properties into a SIIC – France’s […]

Cap Gemini dumps Barlows in shock panel result

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young has ditched Barlow Lyde & Gilbert after a panel review. The firm’s new general counsel Barry Wong, who joined from IBM in December, and deputy general counsel Jane Bevan have conducted a comprehensive review over the last three months. In a move intended to broaden the firm’s existing 3 firm […]

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