Alex Haffner > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fladgate LLP
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I am a Competition, Regulatory and Commercial lawyer advising companies in technology driven sectors on their day-to-day commercial and regulatory needs. I advise many start-up and high growth companies on their legal requirements and in obtaining outside investment to scale-up their businesses.

I act as a trusted advisor to my clients, an extension of their internal team. I’m not just there for specific legal matters as they arise, but to help companies and their shareholders/investors develop a strategy which minimises and deals with any legal risk.

In practical terms, I advise on competition issues raised by commercial agreements, behavioural practices, acquisitions and joint ventures; regulatory and broader commercial matters in the Media, Technology, Telecoms, Sports, Pharmaceuticals and Education sectors; and structuring, commercial and IP matters affecting entrepreneurs and investors in growth companies.

I am a regular contributor to the written and spoken press on legal issues affecting technology based companies.

I am passionate about using my knowledge and contacts to help industries navigate legal and regulatory challenges. I am an active board member of industry trade bodies, including LawinSport, and the Association for Interactive Media and Micropayments (AIMM).



Trained at Dentons UKMEA LLP, qualified in 2002. Made partner at Fladgate in 2017.


French, Spanish, and Hebrew.


Law Society, LawInSport, British Association for Sport and Law, and Association of Interactive Media and Entertainment.


Haberdashers Aske’s School, Elstree; King’s College London, LLB Laws 2:1; College of Law, London LPC Distinction; King’s College London, Masters in Competition Law (Auditor).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Fladgate LLP handles a range of domestic work, acting for household UK names in the hospitality, retail and sport sectors – amongst others. The firm demonstrates proficiency in conducting complex outsourcing agreements, and leverages competition law and regulatory expertise to provide a full, end to end service to client’s business needs. Tim Wright, Jan Hoppe and Alex Haffner front the team, with expertise in sport, IT and supply chain issues, and technology and telecoms respectively. All three individuals are widely active on matters, and regularly work alongside James Earl, a sport-focused practitioner who has been key to a number of cross border mandates.

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

James Earl leads Fladgate LLP‘s commercial, sports and IP team, working with various asset management companies on financial investments in the football sector. Earl also advises football clubs on corporate and financial transactions, as well as negotiating various licensing, sponsorship and partnership agreements for motorsport clients. Alex Haffner advises clients across a range of sports on the expansion and acquisition of technology-led solutions, and is also a key contact for clients seeking advice on competition law. Dispute resolution specialist Mark Buckley takes on a range of contentious instructions, including fraudulent misrepresentations involving the sale of sports broadcasting rights.