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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Simon J Chapman

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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Partner. Specialises in contentious and non-contentious IP and IT disputes encompassing patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off and the protection of confidential information; experience of acting on behalf of brand owners against those involved in counterfeit and pirate goods; including infringement on the internet; appointed as an expert by Nominet for the determination of disputes arising from the registration of domain names in the UK. Notable cases: Cala v Mcalpine; Stoddard v William Lomas; Philips v Remington; Gerber v Gerber; Reckitt Benckiser v Home Pairfum; Coward v Phaestos; Lush v Amazon; Enterprise v Europcar; Jack Wills v House of Fraser. He has extensive experience of advising on technology disputes, including pre-termination strategies.


Qualified 1991; assistant Edward Lewis; partner Lochners/Laytons; partner Field Fisher Waterhouse 2004; partner Lewis Silkin 2009.


Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation; Institute of Trade Mark Agents; Institute of Directors.


Ellesmere College; University – Bristol; College of Law – Guildford.


Family, golf, cricket, tennis.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Lewis Silkin LLP's 'team is very down to earth but with great client-handling skills and experience'. It has significant disputes experience involving international and cross-border litigation, jurisdictional issues, joint venture and shareholder issues, share purchases and warranty claims, as well as disputes in the trusts, partnerships, utilities, construction, competition and civil fraud areas. Simon Chapman leads the dispute resolution group; Mark Lim specialises in high-value and complex international disputes, and Clive Greenwood  has over 30 years’ experience  of litigation, arbitration and mediation cases. Other names to note are Andrew Wanambwa and managing associates Nigel Enticknap and Fraser McKeating, the latter recently promoted.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The practice at Lewis Silkin LLP is recognised for its expertise across contentious IP matters, trade mark and design portfolio management work, commercial and transactional mandates, and domain name management issues; and has notable sector specialism in the retail, technology, media, entertainment, manufacturing and engineering industries. The group is jointly led by Jo Farmer, who handles a range of non-contentious matters including advertising and marketing issues; trade mark practice head Dominic Farnsworth; Simon J Chapman, who heads up the dispute resolution team, and brand management expert Giles Crown. Chris Hayes departed to an in-house role at GW Pharmaceuticals.

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Lewis Silkin LLP

  • Negotiating the minefield of administrative decisions

    There are many situations where decisions are made by organisations such as local authorities (during the tendering process, the grant of contracts or planning decisions, for example) or professional or disciplinary bodies where a party may wish to challenge the outcome. A party with an interest in a decision may feel aggrieved by the outcome due to what appears to be a conflict of interest by those making the decision, or the appearance of bias. This may have serious consequences for in-house lawyers acting for organisations subject to such decisions, and therefore this briefing is intended to provide a general overview of the areas to consider. Challenging judicial or quasi-judicial decisions where there is a conflict of interest was considered by James Levy in a previous briefing (IHL146, p37-40).
    - Lewis Silkin LLP

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