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asb law LLP

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57100 CRAWLEY-1
Crawley, Maidstone

Debbie Venn

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asb law LLP

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Partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Specialist in intellectual property rights and licensing, information technology and e-commerce with particular expertise in the travel industry. Debbie is Head of the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) team, which specialises in advice on intellectual property rights, IT, data protection, and confidentiality and information security issues. She is also a key member of our Travel team, advising on trading arrangements, terms and conditions of business, travel regulations, agency and distribution issues, data protection and privacy. She is the point of contact for asb brandprotect (fixed fee trade mark application package), and advises on collaboration and strategic alliance arrangements, agency and distribution contracts, manufacturing arrangements, terms and conditions of business, research and development contracts and licence agreements.


Debbie is a member of Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce and is a regular speaker on IT, intellectual property and travel law issues.


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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

asb law LLP provides ‘top notch, practical and commercial advice.’ Helen Mead heads the group, which handles acquisitions, sales and mergers, as well as restructuring of shareholdings and corporate governance issues; she is highlighted  for providing 'exceptional value for the high-quality legal advice and assistance provided'. The team acted for Highway Care on a major restructuring of its shareholding by way of the creation of new classes of shares. In other work, it advised Seventeen Group on its acquisition of Westscott Insurance Brokers. Claire Williams and associate Nikki Ashfield focus on corporate finance and senior consultant Russell Bell handles commercial and corporate matters; the trio are 'approachable and know what they’re doing'. Debbie Venn focuses on commercial matters. Andrew Hoad joined PDT Solicitors in January 2018.

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South East: TMT

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

asb law LLP is highly recommended for travel and aviation-related technology work, advising clients such as The Travel Network Group, Secret Escapes and TravelLocal. Outside this sector, the firm acts for Ascom Wireless Solutions and Canon UK. Debbie Venn heads the team and has expertise in advising on collaboration and strategic alliance arrangements, agency and distribution contracts, and manufacturing agreements, among other items. Managing partner Andrew Clinton and Lyndsey Ratcliffe are other figures of note, with Nicola Billen also a key contact for the group.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

At asb law LLP, practice head Debbie Venn has ‘a wealth of knowledge’, and handles trade mark and image rights protection, among other matters, for Captive Minds. Partner Nicola Billen is highly regarded for disputes concerning IP infringements and domain names. Clients include Pets Corner, Macro 4 and In2action, and the team now advises new client Canon UK on a range of matters, including protecting IP rights for licensing software and hardware.

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