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Andy Millmore

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Litigation; intellectual property; advertising and marketing


Partner and head of Dispute Resolution Services. Heavyweight and complex litigation and ADR, with an emphasis on IP litigation and strategy, including patent issues as well as soft IP such as copyright, trade marks and brands. Accredited mediator.


  • Qualified Macfarlanes 1985; partner 1990-2000. Head elect of Litigation department and in charge of contentious IP.
  • Millmores, IP litigation/ strategy boutique firm (sole practitioner) 2000-2004
  • 2004 merged with Harbottle & Lewis


French, German and some Italian


  • INTA
  • ITMA (associate)
  • Law Society


  • Hove County Grammar School for Boys
  • Peterhouse, Cambridge 1979-1982 (MA Law First Class Honours)
  • College of Law, Guildford 1982-83 (Distinction)


  • Boxing
  • Cinema
  • Music

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Harbottle & Lewis LLP 'provides an excellent commercial litigation service; its partners and associates have real litigation experience and the full confidence of their clients'. The commercial litigation group represents clients across the firm's core technology, media and entertainment sectors; it also acts for clients operating in the retail and financial sectors, and high-net-worth clients from the firm’s private capital practice. The team acted for Universal Pictures Visual Programming in defending a claim brought against it by entities, which alleged breach of contract. Dispute resolution head Andy Millmore  'has an eye for strategy, pays close attention to detail and is very good at working out the strengths and weaknesses of cases'; Louis Castellani's 'approach combines tough-mindedness with excellent judgment'; and Sandi Simons is commercial litigation head. The key senior associates are 'rising star' Matt Leverton and Melanie Hart.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Harbottle & Lewis LLP  is a ‘reputable company with skilled practitioners’ and has a strong offering in portfolio management, sponsorship, advertising and influencer marketing. Andy Millmore  and the recently promoted partner Michael Lister  jointly head the advertising team, taking on complex and high- value sponsorship and advertising matters . Other figures to note are Shireen Peermohamed whose expertise covers strategic advice on the protection and commercial exploitation of brands, Jeremy Morton  in IP litigation and brand enforcement, and Bob Mitchell  on sport-focused sponsorship work; he recently assisted SportPesa on it's shirt sponsorship with Everton Football Club. ‘Diligent’ senior associate Kostyantyn Lobov in brand management and advertising is praised by clients as 'a key asset in the team'. Andy Korman joined The Sports Consultancy and Georgy Evans joined Lewis Silkin LLP. Sacha Wilson  joined in May 2018 from Bristows LLP.

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Legal Developments by:
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

    - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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