Commercial Law

James Agnew

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James Agnew is a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons. He has worked on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including commercial licensing, collaboration agreements, software protection, settlement...

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is an English solicitor (attorney) and former barrister, who established his law firm, Anderson & Company, in 1994. His clients are mostly technology-based companies and universities in the UK and Northern Europe. He specialises in...

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson is a Partner at Bristows in London. Since joining Bristows 16 years ago, Laura has specialised in commercial IP matters. She has considerable experience of commercial arrangements relating to the development and exploitation of all...

Rebecca Attree

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Rebecca is a Qualified Solicitor, experienced Civil and Commercial Mediator and Trainer, based in London. She worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons before setting up her own international commercial law practice,...

Jim Bergman

Jim Bergman has extensive contracting and negotiation experience in both supply management and sales contracting. Jim serves as Vice President of IACCM for APAC and the Middle East. Prior to joining IACCM, Jim was a contracts attorney for a...

Alex Bevan

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Alex Bevan is a founder shareholder and technical director of ADR Group, one of the two main UK providers of alternative dispute resolution. He is a director of law firm Bevans which specialises in employment and commercial litigation with an...

Robert Bond

Robert Bond is a Partner and Notary Public at Speechly Bircham and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) with over 30 years’ experience in advising national and international clients on all of their commercial IP, technology and...

Lucinda Bromfield

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Lucinda Bromfield is an employment solicitor at Bevans, specialising in all aspects of employment law and alternative dispute resolution. She has a particular interest in representing clients at mediations and round-table negotiations. She...

Rachel Burnett

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Rachel Burnett runs her own IT legal services firm, which specialises in all IT-related agreements: IT services, products and systems, data and information provision, e-commerce, copyright licensing and assignment. Before her legal career,...

Tom Carver

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Tom Carver is a partner at White & Black Legal. He has broad experience in patent litigation (infringement and validity) in pharmaceuticals, medical and mechanical devices and electronics, including advice concerning threats provisions. Tom...

Winsome Cheung

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Winsome Cheung is an associate at Covington & Burling LLP assisting clients in the life sciences sector on their strategic transactions and investments, and intellectual property and commercial matters relating to the discovery, development, and...

Sean Constable

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Sean Constable is an associate in the life sciences group at Mewburn Ellis LLP and is a European and Chartered Patent Attorney based in London. His work focusses on patent prosecution before the European Patent Office (EPO) and he has experience...

Sarah Cowlishaw

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Sarah Cowlishaw is an associate in the London Life Sciences group at Covington & Burling LLP. Her practice focuses on life sciences regulatory and commercial law for pharmaceutical, medical device, food and consumer products. Her advice on...

Alex Denoon

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Alex Denoon is head of the regulatory team at Bristows, primarily advising life sciences clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in the sector. In addition to his LLB, Alex has a BSc in Human Genetics. Alex spent more...

Clive Douglas

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Clive Douglas is a consulting commercial and life sciences lawyer and until recently he was General Counsel European Licensing & Transactions with Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he worked for 12 years. Clive handles a wide range of pharma-related...

Catherine Drew

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Catherine Drew is a partner at Pinsent Masons. She advises on all aspects within and on the border of the life sciences and healthcare sector. Catherine assists on both contentious and non-contentious matters, in particular advising on patent...

Patrick Duxbury

Patrick is a Partner at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP and Head of their Life Sciences Team. He specialises in all aspects of transactional intellectual property law in the life sciences sector. Recent transactions include several M&A transactions and...

Niels Ersbøll

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Niels Ersbøll, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, advises clients on EU competition law in relation to cartels and restrictive practices, merger control, abuse of dominance and State aid. He is currently involved in several pending EU cartel...

Guy Hollebon

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Guy Hollebon is a Director of Bevans Solicitors, specialising in all aspects of employment law. He is Head of the Employment Department and senior member of the ADR department. Guy has been an accredited mediator with ADR Group since 2004. He...

Jeremy Keys

Jeremy David Keys BA, PGCE, Solicitor (non-practising) is qualified both as a lawyer and as an English teacher. He began working as a solicitor for the internationally renowned business law firm Lawrence Graham in London and has been qualified...

Marco Kielstra

Marco Kielstra is a manager and legal counsel with Van Oord N.V. and is permanently seconded to Van Oord’s Offshore Oil & Gas business unit in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. With Van Oord Offshore, a contractor servicing the offshore oil and gas...

Rob Maguire

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Rob Maguire runs his own consultancy and his experience spans the full range of issues from developing an appropriate contract strategy and building a performance dashboard, to negotiation and conflict resolution to dealing with the inevitable...

Colin McCall

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Colin McCall is a partner in the IP/IT group at Taylor Wessing. His practice focuses on the life sciences and medtech sectors. Colin advises biotech, pharmaceutical and medtech companies ranging from early stage fast growth biotechs to listed...

Michala Meiselles

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Michala Meiselles is a solicitor in England and Wales specialising in international business law, cross-border transactions and compliance. Starting off her career at Berrymans Lace Mawer, she has since worked in private practice and as in-house...

Chris Milton

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Chris Milton is a partner at JA Kemp. He has experience of patent work in all aspects of chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, drug formulations, polymers and catalysts. He has particular expertise in the field of respiratory medicine. Chris...

Bob Palmer

Bob Palmer, senior partner in the oil & gas team, CMS Cameron McKenna, has specialised in advising companies in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years. In 1989 he joined Shell and worked in London, Brunei and Australia. He became a partner...

Daniel Pavin

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Daniel Pavin is a partner in the Corporate Practice of Covington & Burling LLP’s London office. He has broad non-contentious and contentious experience, with an emphasis on advising companies for whom intellectual property rights are of...

Simon Portman

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Simon Portman, Managing Associate at Marks & Clerk, specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software, nanotech and creative industries, advising...

Mark Prebble

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Mark Prebble worked for ICI and The BOC Group plc in the UK, and Biogen and SGS in Switzerland during his 21 years as an employed in-house lawyer. He held the positions of General Counsel at SGS and Group Legal Adviser at The BOC Group plc. Since...

Stephen Reese

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Stephen Reese is a partner at Clifford Chance and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including patents, trade marks, trade secrets and copyright. Stephen represents and advises a broad range of...

Alan Simmons

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Alan Simmons LLB (Hons) in Law with French LLM, RSA CETEFLA. Alan is a highly experienced trainer of legal English who has been working with international lawyers across the globe for over 20 years to enhance their skills at drafting concise and...

Arun Singh OBE

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Arun Singh is cited and ranked in the Chambers Guide to the world’s leading lawyers. He concentrates on international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, research and development, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate...

Susan Singleton

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Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London solicitor’s firm, Singletons, which specialises in competition law, intellectual property, data protection and corporate/commercial law, both non-contentious and...

Scott Styles

Scott C. Styles is senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Law School. He is Assistant Editor of Daintith and Willoughby, the leading book on UK oil and gas law. He has many years experience of teaching and researching oil and gas law, with...

Mario Subramaniam

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Mario Subramaniam is a senior associate in the life sciences and health transactional team at Pinsent Masons. As a former research scientist, he has a passion for the life sciences and has expertise in advising clients on intellectual property,...

Ned Swan

Dr Ned Swan is Partner at Elborne Mitchell LLP and International General Counsel at IX Power Ltd, and a leading international expert and advisor on energy policy, law and regulation. He has been adviser to the European Commission, Council of...

Ben Thomas

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Ben Thomas is a Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons. He has experience of working across a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent and supplementary protection certificate litigation....

Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker M.A (Oxon), FCIArb, is a Solicitor and Accredited Mediator. He was a civil and commercial litigation solicitor in London for 30 years. He has mediated 300 civil and commercial mediations and has represented clients at many...

Justin Weare

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Justin Weare is a partner at Blake Morgan LLP. He is an English law qualified and practicing commercial litigation solicitor who advises on complex commercial disputes, often international and multi-jurisdictional in scope. Justin has...

Mark Weston

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Mark Weston is a Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial. His practice covers all areas of commercial law and he has a wealth of industry experience having worked in-house at...

Ian White

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Ian White is a former Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary for both listed and private companies. While he has spent most of his career as a lawyer, he also has an MBA and has spent some time working as a strategy consultant. Ian now works...

Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a Restructuring Partner in the London office of Pinsent Masons. He has experience in advising clients on all aspects of restructuring law. He acts for insolvency practitioners, banks, commercial clients, directors and...

Lindsey Woolley

Lindsey Woolley is Partner and Patent Attorney at Mewburn Ellis LLP, which she joined in 2002. Lindsey deals mainly with drafting and prosecution work and advises on portfolio management of interrelated patent families. Lindsey also deals with...

Tim Worden

Tim Worden is a partner in Taylor Wessing LLP’s intellectual property department, and is based in the firm’s Cambridge and London offices. He specialises in transactional, non-contentious and regulatory intellectual property in the life...