City & Corporate: The Week in the City

Tulchan Communications and Finsbury were on either side of the New York court case between Citigroup and Terra Firma over the acquisition of EMI. The court found in favour of Citi financier David Wormsley, supported by Tulchan founder Andrew Grant, over Guy Hands and Terra Firma, supported by Finsbury's Andrew Dowler.

Ithaca Partners, the specialist comms executive search firm, has launched a dedicated investor relations practice headed by Kate McGuire (formerly Dowman) who was previously at VMA Group.

Parkmead Group, the oil and gas exploration company chaired by ex-Dana Petroleum CEO Tom Cross, has selected College Hill as its retained financial comms adviser.

Terry Smith, the former chairman of broker Collins Stewart, has called in M:Communications to handle comms around the launch of his new fund management company, Fundsmith.

Unicorn Asset Management, the UK equity fund manager, has handed a retained brief to Quill PR.

Walbrook PR has hired Paul Cornelius from finnCap as a director and head of its investor relations practice and Jack Rich from Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster as an associate.

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