Alan Wetterhahn > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Alan is a partner in the corporate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in commercial and technology work including sports, data protection, gaming, software and content licensing, brands, digital, websites and media.

Alan acts for clients in a number of industries across sectors which are often merged together and his understanding of the big picture is a significant advantage to his clients.  He has particular expertise in software development and licensing, sports rights and GDPR.

Example of deals on which Alan has advised are Gareth Bale’s world record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid and advising a leading casino games developer in relation to the rollout of its games to resellers and operators.

Alan is consistently recommended in the independent guides to the legal profession.

Alan qualified in South Africa in 2000 and in England and Wales in 2005.  He became a partner in April 2013.


Edward Nathan & Friedland, South Africa, qualified in England 2005; made partner Fladgate 2013.


King David High School; University of the Witwatersrand (Bachelor of Commerce 1995, LLB 1997).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

Fladgate LLP’s primary focus in the gambling sector is advising clients on transactional issues; the team advises land-based and online operators on corporate structuring, M&A and tax matters, with a particular focus on corporate and real estate-related work. Grant Gordon is the head of the corporate department and centres his practice on advising clients on corporate transactions and the associated licensing and regulatory issues. Nigel Gordon advises on various corporate issues including schemes of arrangement and share capital reductions. Alan Wetterhahn  is recommended for his work on GDPR compliance.

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

Fladgate LLP has a strong track record of in commercial and finance work for sports clients including Major League Baseball and Surrey Cricket Club. James Earl leads the practice and focuses on the aforementioned areas, often working on cross-border mandates involving the US, Australia and Asia. TMT work is another key area of focus for the team, most notably through Alex Haffner’s expertise in handling media rights deals as well as Mark Buckley’s skillset in contentious IP. Alan Wetterhahn, who focuses on transfers and commercial arrangements, is also recommended.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Fladgate LLP fields a cross-disciplinary team, which advises its media and entertainment sector clients, which span the advertising, esports, gaming, publishing, music and TV and film industries, on the full range of issues. Eddie Powell (whose broad practice includes commercial contracts and data protection, competition and disputes work) leads the team, which includes James Earl, who specialises in sports finance, major events and commercial rights work; corporate partner David Robinson, and commercial contracts and software development and licensing expert Alan Wetterhahn.