Clare Keeley

Clare Keeley

Resourcing
Areas of expertise:
Commercial, Corporate, Procurement, Media, Technology and Telelcoms. General commercial experience specialising in technology and telecommunications managing global contract negotiations, procurement contracts, negotiating licensing agreements and dealing with IP issues.

What do you focus on for your clients

I am a senior commercial lawyer working in the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector. I have acted as General Counsel and have broad experience of the wide range of legal issues impacting businesses. I have provided advice to clients from start-up to blue chip and on a broad range of transactions.

Tell us about your professional background

I trained with Zurich Financial Services before moving to Pinnacle Insurance, where I oversaw the introduction of new products and was responsible for a project tasked with establishing online sales. I then moved to Virgin Media where I worked initially on the consumer side of the business later moving to business and wholesale. I worked on the sale of the Broadcast business to Arqiva with responsibility for the ancillary agreements required to separate the businesses. Since becoming a consultant, I have worked for clients including Accenture, COLT Telecom, Thomson Reuters, Vodafone Group, AT&T and BT.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I enjoy having a variety of clients and understanding their businesses to find the best solutions to the challenges that arise. I am a parent governor of our local school and am busy with three young children and a menagerie of pets. Two Weimaraners, two gerbils, three alpacas and four sheep! In my spare time I enjoy skiing and am a Ski Club GB leader.

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I enjoy having a variety of clients and understanding their businesses to find the best solutions to the challenges that arise.

Clare Keeley