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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7203 0200
DX:
19 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Mark Moncreiffe

Tel:
Work 020 7203 5113
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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Sport, technology, media and telecommunications; commercial, corporate.

Position

Mark leads the Geneva-based corporate and commercial teams and is an English-qualified solicitor. He advises on business transactions of all kinds, with particular emphasis on complex, cross-border deals. He has in-depth experience of acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations, financings as well as joint ventures and strategic alliances. This experience includes equity finance transactions, involving private equity and venture capital. He acts for investors, as well as investees. Mark’s particular business sector expertise lies in the technology, media and communication sectors, where (in addition to corporate transactions) he is involved in a wide range of commercial agreements. He is the relationship partner for a wide range of entities, across a number of business sectors, both in the UK and outside.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'excellent' IT and telecoms team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP sits within the firms wider TMT practice headed up by Mark Bailey and Mark Howard. The practice is frequently instructed in transactional and M&A matters in the technology sector. It advised IFS on its purchase of mplsystems, which provides contact centre and customer engagement software. The group also acts for  NCSOFT on day to day issues and commercially strategic matters, including negotiation of digital content agreements with industry leading distributors throughout Europe. Mark Moncreiffe is another key name to note, particularly for cross-border transactions. Megan Paul joined from Mayer Brown International LLP and is experienced handling commercial and outsourcing matters in the technology sector. 

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėtop-quality‚Äô team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†has a wide range of expertise spanning¬†advertising and marketing, gaming, social media, interactive content, and film and TV. Commercial department head Jason Saiban¬†leads on marketing and advertising work and handles contentious and non-contentious instructions for media, retail and sports clients; and highlights include advising Wagamama on its media activities; and advising social and interactive media experts MBM on digital media agreements. Paul Stone¬†advises media sector clients on competition and regulatory issues and advises ITV, with senior counsel Mark Moncreiffe, on a range of corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and competition matters. Consultant media litigator Duncan Lamont¬†acted for various celebrity claimants in the group voicemail interception litigation against News Group Newspapers regarding the unlawful gathering of private and confidential information through voicemail interception. NCSOFT, Nike, Westfield, Paddy Power and YouView are also clients. Mark Howard¬†and Mark Bailey¬†head the TMT sector group, which includes senior associate Jaclyn Wilkins, who handles commercial and IP instructions and is particularly active in the computer games and interactive media sectors. Jon Walters¬†has joined Northridge Law.

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