I joined Lewis Silkin as a partner in 2000, and am a member of each of the firm’s Corporate, Commercial and Brands & IP practice groups, as well as our Media & Entertainment sector focus group, reflecting the broad scope of my practice.
I am also a member of the advisory board of the Association of Online Publishers.
Having spent the early years of my career as a corporate finance lawyer, I have in the subsequent years expanded my practice to advise on all manner of non-contentious commercial and IP issues, while continuing to advise on M&A, fundraising, joint ventures (both in the UK and overseas) and other corporate matters.
Although I work with clients in various industries, the majority of the clients I work with are in media, marketing services, leisure or retail. Away from the office, I will generally either be found cheering on the Wales rugby team or ferrying our nine year old to rugby, cricket or parties.
Media & EntertainmentWhile working with clients in a number of industries, I have worked with clients in the publishing industry (primarily the sector which used to be referred to as the magazine industry) throughout my career. I work closely with both the PPA and the AOP, and advised on the creation of what is now the CMA (the APA in old money).
I have over the years bought or sold countless publishing or events businesses or companies and advised on any number of joint ventures involving publishing or events businesses, while at the same time advising regularly on distribution, licensing, outsourcing and other commercial arrangements involving publishers, and more recently in relation to media buying/selling, including programmatic inventory trading and the use of private marketplace platforms.