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Farrer & Co

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Intellectual Property


Owen joined Farrer & Co in 2014 having spent five years at a boutique West End media firm, specialising in intellectual property matters (both contentious and non-contentious) and commercial contracts across the arts, technology and sports sectors, and experiencing a broad range of matters at a senior level, including high-value litigation, trade mark procedure, and regulatory work. 

Since joining he has been seconded to both the Lawn Tennis Association and the Natural History Museum. Owen works regularly with clients in the arts and cultural sectors, schools, and sports governing bodies. A significant part of his practice at Farrer & Co is data protection law, in both preparatory and reactive contexts.


M Law LLP (2009-2014). Joined Farrer & Co in 2014 as a solicitor. Prior experience in media includes Journalism, Television, Publishing and Music.


Oxford University (English MA); City University London (GDL); BPP Holborn (LPC).

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Next Generation Partners)

Owen O’RorkeFarrer & Co

Farrer & Co is instructed on governance, integrity and safeguarding issues in sport. The practice is home to a unique safeguarding unit, which acts for a range of national and international sporting institutions. Practice head Julian Pike advises on corporate and reputation management strategy as well as disputes for sports sector clients. Henry Sainty specialises in commercial contracts and data protection. David Hunt and Katie Fudakowski represent sports governing bodies on the full-range of employment and equality related matters. Tom Bruce is noted for handling corporate, governance issues, critical joint ventures and the structuring of international sporting events. Paul Jones and Owen O’Rorke are also recommended.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Companies in the education, media, retail, tech, charities and financial services sectors turn to Farrer & Co for assistance with a wide range of matters, spanning data subject access requests, data protection compliance, investigations and litigation. Leading the group is Henry Sainty, who excels in ePrivacy regulations, GDPR matters and freedom of information law. Ian De Freitas focuses on ICO investigations and data breaches and Peter Wienand is a key contact for international data transfers. Another name to note is Owen O’Rorke, who handles both contentious and non-contentious matters.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Clients instruct Farrer & Co’s IP department for advice on high-stakes cross-border transactions and litigation. Particularly strong in non-contentious contexts, namely IP strategies, copyright licensings and rights exploitation, the team is trusted by clients in the arts, education, charity and cultural sectors. Peter Wienand heads up the practice, advising on international deals and collaborations in the entertainment space. David Copping  also focuses on IP-rich sectors, including the technology, culture, and higher education industries, and Owen O’Rorke handles both contentious and non-contentious matters.