Blake wins prize.

Jonathan Blake, head of private equity at SJ Berwin, has been named Global Lawyer of the Year 2005 by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, published by Who’s Who Legal, in the private funds category. This is the first time the publication has singled out an individual lawyer to receive this award, which is based on extensive global research.

Managing editor Callum Campbell said: “We are delighted to present Jonathan Blake with this award… With more nominations from clients and peers than any other practitioner in the field, Mr Blake was held to be the UK’s ‘godfather of fund formations’ by respondents in our research. He can be said to be the world’s leading lawyer for private funds legal expertise.”