What do you focus on for your clients
I am a highly experienced commercial lawyer who has worked in senior roles for a range of TMT sector businesses with a focus on media and technology clients. I have particular expertise in commercial contracts, IP licensing, digital copyright issues and general counsel legal support to start-ups. I have extensive experience of supporting multi-territory commercial projects and management of international litigation and IP rights enforcement programmes.
Tell us about your professional background
I started as a qualified lawyer with Simmons & Simmons before moving in-house into the TMT sector. I worked as sole counsel for Ginx TV (now Ginx E-sports TV) and spent time with The Associated Press as General Counsel for its EMEA and Asian operations. I was also Company Secretary for its UK entities. Most recently, I worked as a senior legal advisor to Telefónica Digital and Wayra UK (Telefónica’s technology start-up accelerator programme). I am a frequent speaker at commercial and IP law conferences and a regular writer on issues relating to copyright law and digital technology.
Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests
I enjoy working with clients to achieve their strategic, commercial goals and to manage legal risks effectively when launching innovative products and services. I am commercially-minded, collaborative lawyer with a deep knowledge of the TMT sector.
I live in Cambridge with my wife and two children. I enjoy living in this historic, beautiful and fast changing city.