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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

Mark Gipson

Tel:
Work 01473 406263
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, IT and Telecoms

Position

Partner

Career

Mark joined Birketts in 1995. He is a Partner in our Corporate Team.

Mark is a corporate lawyer with wide ranging expertise in non-contentious corporate and commercial matters including IT and computer contracts, data protection and freedom of information. He advises GP practices and other professional practices on partnership matters, he also has expertise in drafting and negotiating agency and distribution agreements. He also acts for many of the firm's major business clients on company commercial matters and transactional work.

Member

He is a director of Foundation East, a non-profit organisation operating across the East of England, which lends money to businesses and individuals for community benefit

Education

Mark graduated from Oxford University and qualified in 1997 after training with Birketts..


East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

Within: Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

Birketts LLP has a long history in the Ipswich market and remains one of the pre-eminent firms for corporate and commercial matters. It has the largest practice in Suffolk, which works closely with the teams in the firm's three other regional offices to support both SMEs and large corporates in local, regional and national corporate transactions. Senior partner James Austin leads the department and looks after the commercial interests of a wide range of businesses based all over East Anglia and beyond. His work includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, as well as transactional matters. He worked with senior associate Sarah Lewis to advise TA Hotel Collection Limited on the purchase of the Crown and Castle hotel and restaurant in Orford, Suffolk, by way of a share acquisition of Son and Sun Limited. Corporate finance and banking partner Mark Henry also plays a key role in the practice and he supported shareholders of Magdalene Holdings Limited in its sale to M Group Services. Legal directors Alexandra Nelson, who advised on a significant acquisition in the agricultural sector, and Andrew Tubb, who acted for a supplier or hair and beauty products in a large acquisition, and Mark Gipson, who frequently advises on partnership matters, are also recommended.

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East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Birketts LLP acts for a broad range of UK and international clients, from start-ups to multinationals, in complex IT matters. Practice head and key lawyer Quentin Golder specialises in commercial and technology work, including venture capital and business angel financing, IP and IT development agreements, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, distribution and reseller arrangements. He assists internal security software supplier BullGuard Limited with all commercial and IT matters around the world, which includes software development and licensing agreements, reseller and agency agreements, and data protection advice. Golder calls on the skills of corporate partners Adrian Possener and Mark Gipson to advise on corporate structures, data protection, freedom of information and IT matters, as well as franchise, agency and distribution agreements. Senior associate and rising star Kitty Rosser advises on all aspects of data protection compliance including subject access requests, marketing strategies and the handling of data breaches. She also negotiates and drafts IT contracts.

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