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Work 020 7667 5000
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44617 MAYFAIR
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Colin Howes

Tel:
Work 020 7667 5000
Email:
Web:
www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial group

Position

Co-head of company commercial group; provides strategic and corporate advice primarily for clients in the media/entertainment, aviation and leisure industries.

Recent deals includes investments in No.1 Lounges and Bounce, the sale of medical technology specialist The Learning Clinic to System C and investments in several independent TV production companies, including Kindle Productions (by Lionsgate), Amazing Productions (by BBC Worldwide), Blink Productions (by Tin Roof Media), Emporium (by Hat Trick), Dancing Ledge (by Fremantle Media) and Caravan Media (by All3Media).

Career

  • Articled, Harbottle & Lewis; qualified 1981; partner 1984; managing partner 1992-2000
  • Trustee of Comic Relief since 1984

Languages

French

Education

  • Ipswich School
  • Oriel College, Oxford (1978 MA English)

Leisure

  • Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Music


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is best known for providing advice to clients on strategic transactions in the technology, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors. The majority of instructions come from entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, in addition to larger corporates in the firm's core TME sector. An increasing proportion of matters carry cross-border elements, with the firm acting for clients with international interests. The team is co-led by Colin Howes and Tim Parker, both of whom have handled multiple transactions across the firm's core sectors.

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London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is best known for its work on advising corporate foundations, media-related fundraising charities as well as subsidised arts organisations. It also continues to advise a number of new charities on a diverse range of matters with David Scott and Colin Howes at the helm. Scott’s practice spans from advising well-known charities to advising high-net-worth individuals on their personal philanthropy. Howes provides advice in relation to various charities’ ongoing governance and compliance as well broader legal issues.

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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.

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