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Michael Lister

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

Work Department

Sport; Sponsorship; Advertising

Position

Partner in the Sport and Sponsorship group and head of the firm’s Advertising practice.

A sports marketing specialist advising professional teams, governing bodies, athletes, agencies, global brands and tech companies on commercial agreements and rights exploitation.

Career

Admitted as a Solicitor in 2009 having trained at Harbottle & Lewis; made Partner in 2017.

Member

Law Society
European Sponsorship Association

Education

Haydon School; Birmingham University; York College of Law

Leisure

Cricket, golf, tennis and squash; ECB Level II cricket coach


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Next Generation Partners

Michael Lister - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Brand management

Harbottle & Lewis LLP combines trade mark and soft IP expertise with big-ticket advertising and sponsorship work, as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of marketing and promotions, adtech and contentious proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices (IPO). As head of the advertising group, Michael Lister primarily advises on the commercialisation of IP rights, sponsorship and collaborative arrangements, as well as regulatory issues. Andy Millmore is also a name to note for work in the digital media space. On the IP side, Shireen Peermohamed advises on trade mark registration, portfolio management and prosecution, while Sacha Wilson has 'excellent, in-depth knowledge of the advertising and media buying sector'. Senior associate Kostyantyn Lobov is likewise recommended for trade mark enforcement actions and media regulatory work. Jeremy Morton departed to Temple Bright LLP.

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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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Sport

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Lister - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Sport

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's 'very practical team' is particularly strong on sponsorship and commercial agreements, an area in which the team acts for corporations, individuals and governing bodies, and boasts further expertise managing regulatory issues for clients. The 'excellent' Michael Lister, who primarily handles sports marketing and rights exploitation mandates, recently advised Nissan on its acquisition of the e-dams Formula E team and the subsequent sponsorship, supply and driver agreements for Nissan Formula E. Bob Mitchell, whose expertise spans commercial and regulatory sports law, recently worked with associate Sam Purkiss on a review of the EFL's five-year broadcasting deal with Sky UK. Consultant Dalton Odendaal also serves as the general counsel at the Invictus Games Foundation.

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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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