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Adam Edwards

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Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Commercial, IP and IT.


Partner advising on a wide range of general company and commercial matters, with particular specialism in mergers and acquisitions, computer and e-commerce law; frequently lectures and runs workshops on topics such as data protection.


Worked for a number of years in the IT industry before training as a solicitor; trained Cumberland Ellis; qualified 1998; partner 2000-12; head of company commercial department from 2002; appointed head of the commercial group in 2004 and managing partner in 2011; partner Wedlake Bell April 2012 to date.


Society for Computers and Law; Law Society.


Edinburgh Academy; Southampton University (1991 Philosophy).

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

One of Wedlake Bell LLP's key partners is Adam Edwards, who is 'brilliant at getting to the crux of the matter'. Edwards acts for owner-managed businesses based in the US, UK and Europe across a number of industries. Also praised is 'very thorough and responsive' Jonathan Cornthwaite. Led by Adrian Heath-Saunders, the team assists UK and overseas-based clients with agency, distribution agreements, franchising, joint ventures and outsourcing arrangements, among other matters. Heath-Saunders is acting for Axpo Power AG in its contractual arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority over the provision of nuclear waste reprocessing services at Sellafield. Heath-Saunders also recently assisted Pearson Lloyd Design with contractual negotiations with a major European airline relating to the design of the business class seating and cabin interior of a new fleet of Boeing 777-9 aircraft. Christopher Tite is particularly active in the ports, automotive and legal services sectors.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The information technology team at Wedlake Bell LLP¬†offers a ‚Äėvery reliable and consistent service‚Äô. Adam Edwards¬†heads up the team which includes the ‚Äėvery thorough and responsive‚Äô¬† Jonathan Cornthwaite. Work highlights include advising YoBike UK on all commercial, technology and licensing elements of its mobile-technology driven bicycle hire product.

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