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Keystone Law

48 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1JF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3319 3700
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Fax 0845 458 9398
DX:
2307 VICTORIA
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Web:
www.keystonelaw.co.uk
Keystone Law, Vanessa Barnett, London, ENGLAND

Vanessa Barnett

Tel:
Work 020 3319 3700
Email:
Web:
keystonelaw.co.uk/
Keystone Law

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Vanessa is a commercial lawyer who helps clients who are using technology to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things. She has supported clients from household-name global brands to nimble start-ups do this for over 15 years, across goods, services and digital.
Vanessa is frequently singled out by clients in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for her client service and practical approach, using a bespoke mix of the lawyers’ toolbox to support the business objective, which could include structuring and documenting commercial relationships, protecting revenue and ideas, making sure the data can be gathered and exploited, and ticking off any consumer or industry-specific regulations.
Vanessa has advised established businesses like Amlin, Apple, Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Google, Tesco, Tesco Mobile, SBOBet, SuperGroup, and Westfield. She has also advised successful high-growth companies such as autograph.me, Canonical, HQhair and Loans.co.uk. Her experience spans all sectors, but most recently in retail, financial services, sport, and TMT.
Vanessa believes in open legal knowledge and was the founding author of the Internet section of Practical Commercial Precedents. She has also been a regular Internet industry commentator and speaker.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Planning and stress testing; Documenting IP-based relationships; Documenting goods and services-based relationships; Terms of buiness; E-Commerce advice; Privacy, data protection; Advertising, marketing and sponsorship; Boilerplate and template documents; Legal audits; Supporting procurement teams; Supporting transactions

Career

2016 Keystone Law Consultant Solicitor
2015-2016 Travelling
2011-2015 Charles Russell Speechlys Partner and Head of TMT Group
1999-2011 Berwin Leighton Paisner Trainee, Associate then Partner
2001 Qualified as a Solicitor
1999 Diageo Trade Mark Paralegal
1994-1996 Bristows IP Paralegal
1992-1993 Berrymans Litigation Paralegal

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