Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: David Taylor, Christine Gateau and Winston Maxwell
- 5 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Strong audio-visual, media and telecoms practice. Lawyers have additional expertise in data protection matters. The team specialises in handling regulatory, corporate and contentious issues for domestic and international clients alike. Also offers unparalleled advice in domain names and other internet-related soft IP matters. Further impressive UK and US law capabilities offered.
Strengths Clients appreciate the lawyers' skills, as well as their client-oriented approach, saying: "They have great knowledge of the industry and they listen to their clients' needs. They are also very responsive as well as creative in the solutions they offer."
Other interviewees report: "It's a good and friendly firm."
Work highlights Regularly assists Facebook with the recuperation of domain names in several jurisdictions, such as Albania, Chile, China, Estonia, France and Ecuador.
Advised Hi-Media on the separation of its advertising department from the forms of payment division.
Represented the marketing company CCA International in negotiations regarding the signing of an exclusivity agreement for the acquisition of Data Base Factory.
Significant clients eBay, Vodafone, Verizon, PayPal.
Winston Maxwell is an experienced lawyer in telecoms and media, advising clients on various types of matters within these fields. He also has notable skills in data protection issues, in particular the development of global data protection governance schemes, data breaches and data theft. Market commentators say: "He is very well recognised and very talented."