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Eddie Powell

Tel:
Work 020 3036 7000
Email:
Fladgate LLP

Work Department

IP, commercial, technology.

Position

Eddie is an intellectual property, technology and commercial law specialist and has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients across a broad spectrum of legal issues. Eddie has considerable experience in handling a wide variety of commercial issues and disputes involving all kinds of IP. He regularly advises on transactions ranging from IP exploitation through licensing or transfers to complex corporate or financing projects where IP is a key business asset. Eddie combines this with practical experience in enforcing IP rights and defending IP claims. He has considerable experience in advising content providers and publishers in this area. He advises on commercial transactions such as licensing, distribution, franchising, agency and manufacturing arrangements, and technology projects such as IT procurement, supply and development. He regularly deals with e-business issues for clients across a range of industries. Eddie is also a member of Fladgate’s hotels and leisure team, advising hotel and restaurant owners, operators and brands on management and franchise contracts. Eddie also has considerable experience in data protection and privacy legal issues. Competition law issues are part and parcel of Eddie’s work and he advises on the European and UK rules in this area, particularly those relating to free movement of goods and services within Europe. Eddie was part of the team that defended Tesco in the landmark litigation concerning non-European grey goods that reached the European Court of Justice in 2002.

Career

Trained Turner Kenneth Brown, qualified 1991, solicitor 1991-94; solicitor Clifford Chance London and Hong Kong 1994-98; senior associate Davies Arnold Cooper 1998-99; partner H2O Henry Hepworth 1999-2002; director KLegal/McGrigors 2002-05; partner Fladgate 2005-present.

Education

The Oratory School; University of Southampton (LLB 1985-1988); College of Law (Law Society Final Exam 1988-89).


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

With experience drafting and advising on a range of commercial agreements, Fladgate LLP’s practice covers business-to-business contracts as well as the consumer-facing terms and conditions of supply and purchase contracts. The firm also provides general advisory services to clients on commercial issues. Eddie Powell leads the team and specialises in intellectual property, technology and commercial law. His department was strengthened by the arrival of Tim Wright from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in 2019, who has particular expertise in commercial, outsourcing and technology transactions across various sectors, including banking, insurance, healthcare and technology.

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