Birmingham law firm Wragge & Co is helping Arsenal on what to do with its old stadium.
The firm's real estate group has been appointed to advise subsidiary Highbury Holdings in relation to the multi-million pound redevelopment of the 38,500-capacity ground in Islington.
Arsenal is building a new stadium at Ashburton Grove near Kings Cross.
Duncan Murphy, a director in the specialist residential development team, will lead a various real estate experts on the residential and commercial disposal elements of the scheme.
The team will work closely with Martin Letts, director at Vision Four, the company project managing the redevelopment, as well as Arsenal managing director, Keith Edelman, and Slaughter and May, which will be advising on the construction and funding elements.
The wholesale redevelopment of Highbury, home of the Gunners since 1913, will commence upon the club's move to its new 60,000-capacity Emirates Stadium in August 2006. The Highbury development, which includes new residential, healthcare, retail and leisure accommodation, forms part of the overall project, which incorporates the regeneration of more than 60 acres of land within north London.
Wragge's IT team has closed its first deal for Worcestershire County Council.
The team advised on the procurement of Corelogic software for the creation of an electronic social care database, allowing data to be shared remotely and by various different agencies including health, education and voluntary agencies.
IT partner and public sector expert Sarah Sasse and associate Richard Nicholas worked on the transaction.
Wragge & Co won the work following a competitive tender between a number of different law firms. The IT team has also been instructed to advise the council on the use of technologies within certain Worcestershire libraries.
And Wragge & Co's corporate arm provided support to E.ON UK's in-house legal team on the acquisition of Economy Power for an undisclosed amount.
The deal reinforces E.ON UK's position as one of the country's leading energy suppliers to business.
Corporate partner David Vaughan and associate Ben Gillespie led the Wragge & Co team, which included real estate partner Phil Clissitt and tax partner Kevin Lowe. Halliwells partner Rebecca Grisewood advised the shareholders of Economy Power.
The acquisition means that, with Economy Power's 40,000 customer sites, E.ON UK now supplies around 700,000 SMEs and industrial and commercial customers through its Powergen and E.ON Energy brands. It also supplies about 8.1 million residential customer accounts.