Rex Newman


Rex Newman

Managing Partner, Corporate

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Rex specialises in corporate work, representing both privately owned and publicly traded clients. He has worked on numerous mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, fund raisings, private equity investments, corporate reorganisations and refinancings, guiding clients on legal, structural and financial issues. 

Rex prides himself on establishing enduring relationships as a trusted adviser.  His strategic counsel is often sought by individuals and businesses involved in complex or sensitive negotiations and disputes. 

The firm’s long-term managing partner, Rex began his career with a major City of London legal practice before working in New York for a Wall Street law firm. He is also the senior non-executive director of a family owned investment and property business and trustee to a number of family and philanthropic organisations.

The Legal 500 describe Rex as “Responsive, engaged, sophisticated, commercial, articulate and intelligent”.

Rex provided sage and calm advice and worked effectively to protect our interests.
— Tim Green, CEO, Livingstone

Work Highlights

  • Acting for ENIC International on its purchase of a controlling shareholding in Tottenham Hotspur from Lord Sugar.

  • Advising Anthony Mascolo, international creative director of Toni & Guy USA, on the $412 million sale of the global TIGI professional hair products business to Unilever.

  • Advising international investor Joe Lewis in a boardroom dispute involving Mitchells & Butler whose outcome was described by The Times as “the greatest shareholder coup in living memory”.

  • Advising the sellers and the management team in a private equity deal involving the sale of a majority shareholding in Livingstone Technologies to the Carlyle Group.

  • Representing the company and its shareholders on a court-approved corporate reorganisation of Martin’s Properties designed to create a single holding company and a streamlined group structure.

  • Acting on the sale of a Formula 1 racing team to its Japanese sponsors.

  • Establishing the restitutionary claims of a UK charity to properties in Berlin seized by the Nazis, through parallel court proceedings in the UK and Germany.



Qualified: 1979
Recommended by the Legal 500
Member of New York Bar, CEDR accredited mediator

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