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Alan Wetterhahn

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Fladgate LLP

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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).

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Fladgate LLP's 'first-class team' provides the full spectrum of commercial contracts advice to broadcasters, hotel owners and operators, universities and sports governing bodies (national and international), among a broad base of clients. Team head Eddie Powell combines commercial contracts expertise with knowledge about related intellectual property, technology and competition law issues; his varied work includes technology transactions (such as IT procurement, supply and development), manufacturing arrangements and licensing agreements. In a recent highlight, Powell and Alex Haffner (an addition from Dentons in 2017) acted for Glorious Brands Limited in the negotiation of an exclusive distribution agreement with US-based Astral Brands Inc for the distribution in the UK and Ireland of beauty products under the PUR brand. In addition, Haffner advised Mermaid Conferences & Events Limited on an agreement with White Light Limited (WLL) for WLL to provide audio-visual and other services to customers using the Mermaid Centre in central London. Also recommended are Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl, Jan Hoppe (a recent hire from Gordon Dadds LLP) and senior associate David Quinlan.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Fladgate LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėknowledgeable‚Äô team handles IP litigation and has expertise in the publishing and E-publishing sectors, advising on a range of acquisitions and disposals. Data protection, security, e-commerce, digital media and social media are also key areas of expertise. Digital Cinema Media, Parkway Entertainment and Concert Productions International are clients. Team head Eddie Powell¬†specialises in IP, technology and commercial law; James Earl heads the sports group; David Robinson¬†handles corporate transactions; and Alan Wetterhahn¬†handles commercial matters. Competition, regulatory and commercial lawyer Alex Haffner¬†has joined from Dentons.

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