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Daniel Tozer

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Technology, media and entertainment


Head of the commercial technology practice and member of the intellectual property team. Provides commercial, IP, e-commerce and data protection advice to businesses of all stages and sizes from start-ups to multi-nationals and across a wide range of industries.


Daniel joined Macfarlanes in 1997 as a trainee, qualifying in 1999 into the commercial/IP/IT team. Over the next five years he worked on a wide range of commercial and IP transactions with clients, with an increasing amount of work in the online area. He also undertook client secondments at Yum! Plc (parent company of Pizza Hut and KFC) and Intercapital. He moved to join Vodafone’s Group Legal function in 2004, and spent nine years there supporting a variety of business units. He was the key legal advisor in the negotiations which brought the iPhone and iPad to Vodafone UK and across the world, and also led various internal projects for the Vodafone legal function. He joined Vodafone as a solicitor, becoming a senior solicitor in 2005, then head of legal for terminals in 2008, and then head of legal for terminals and consumer services in 2011. He joined Harbottle & Lewis LLP as a partner in 2013 to lead the commercial technology practice. Daniel often writes and comments in print, online and broadcast media on topical legal issues.


International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 1984-92
  • University of Southampton 1992-95 LLB Hons
  • College of Law, York 1995-96 Distinction


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London: Risk advisory

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Harbottle & Lewis LLP has notable expertise in the technology, media and entertainment sectors acting for a client roster, which includes The PokĂ©mon Company International, Comic Relief, the Harry Potter Theatrical Production and Virgin. The team handles contentious and non-contentious mandates and takes a cross-departmental approach utilising the commercial, employment and litigation teams. Sacha Wilson also enhances the firm’s strength in the data privacy aspects of marketing, adtech and digital media. Daniel Tozer leads the technology and data practice and focuses on commercial data protection. Senior partner Gerrard Tyrrell leads the group’s contentious work and John Kelly regularly acts for private individuals.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Recognised for its representation of rights holders in the media, sports and entertainments sectors, Harbottle & Lewis LLP's technology team assists with a range of commercial and venture capital transactions. Practice head Daniel Tozer regularly advises established technology companies and start-ups on the development and commercialisation of new technologies. Michael Lister focuses on the use of cutting edge technology in sport and other forms of entertainment, while Tony Littner leads the firm's start-up and venture capital group. The practice also benefits from the addition of the 'very practical, solution-driven' and 'extremely user-friendly' Sacha Wilson, who joined from Bristows LLP and is 'extremely experienced in media and advertising'.

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  • 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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