Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Partner and Head of IP/IT & Data Privacy, Europe. Also leads Marketing Law and e-Business teams. Listed as a ‘leader’ in marketing and trading law since 1994 and one of the ‘digital dozen’ UK e-commerce and data protection specialists. Has considerable experience of advising well known multinationals on EU and international IP, data protection and regulatory/commercial matters, particularly, product launches or new market entry (e.g. UK National Lottery, global launch of Wilkinson Sword/Schick products against Gillette, rebrand of Daewoo, Chevrolet, Red Bull), headline comparative advertising and IP disputes (e.g. “Jif” House of Lords passing off, 007 copyright, Easyjet and O2 “Bubbles” ECJ trade marks), sponsorships (e.g. FIFA World Cup, Virgin), IP protection (e.g. software patents, trade marks), overcoming regulator investigations (e.g. ASA, OFT, Trading Standards), significant outsourcings (e.g. BAE Systems/Xchanging), procurements (e.g. Catalist, MOD, DOH), commercial contracts, all aspects of e-commerce (e.g. multinational audits for GE and GM, website set-up) and data protection matters (e.g. BCRs, transfers, governance). Sector expertise includes food, travel, healthcare, media and defence. Regular speaker and co-author of 'e-Commerce from Cradle to Grave'; 'A Practitioner's Guide to Regulation of the Internet'; PLC's 'International Sales and Marketing Practice Manual'; Sweet & Maxwell's 'Encyclopaedia of e-Commerce', IPA’s ‘Ad Law’ and ‘E-Business: The Practical Guide to the Laws’. Chairman of Ad Law Group and British American Business Law Forum Chair.
Career: Qualified 1993. Associate Lewis Silkin, Cameron McKenna, Partner McDermott Will & Emery 2000-2003, Partner Wragge & Co 2003-2008.
Personal: Queen Mary College, University of London (LLB Hons), and College of Law, Chancery Lane (LSF). Keen sportsman and enjoys travel, music and motor racing.