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Lewis Silkin LLP

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James Gill

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Partner. James provides specialist advice on commercial contracts, technology projects, outsourcing, e-commerce, privacy, consumer law and exploitation of IP rights. Key clients include leading high street retailers, global technology companies and leading professional service providers. James’ key industry sectors include the retail, technology, leisure, financial services, logistics and motor sectors.


Trained Edge Ellison; qualified 1997; Edge Ellison 1995-2000; Freshfields 2000-05; SJBerwin KMW 2005-12, partner in 2007; Lewis Silkin January 2013.


Law Society; SCL.


King Edward’s School, Edgbaston; University of Leicester (LLB 2:1 Honours); Chester College of Law (LPC).


Racquet sports and cycling.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Lewis Silkin LLP's team has 'an eye towards achieving an efficient and effective outcome' for clients in relation to concessions and franchising agreements, BPOs, supply and distribution agreements, and logistics contracts, among other matters. Jo Farmer and senior associate Alan Hunt recently assisted Admiral with negotiating a media buying contract with PHD, covering all media buying for Admiral and Simon Entwhistle was the lead adviser to Azzurri Restaurants Limited on its commercial joint venture with Sainsbury's to operate Zizzi pizza concessions in Sainsbury's stores. James Gill heads up the team, whose other clients include Capita, Suzuki and News International. Jeremy Summers and Nathalie Moreno are recommended.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'excellent' technology practice at Lewis Silkin LLP acts for clients such as Hutchison 3G, Electronic Arts and new clients Elitech and VE Global, on a range of commercial and transactional matters. James Gill  heads the technology group alongside Sean Dempsey and focuses on advising buyers and providers of tech-related solutions.  Nathalie Moreno is a key name to note for multi-jurisdictional projects. David Willbe frequently handles corporate finance transactions for tech clients and led a team assisting XR Games on its investment from a foreign investment institution.

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Lewis Silkin LLP

  • Negotiating the minefield of administrative decisions

    There are many situations where decisions are made by organisations such as local authorities (during the tendering process, the grant of contracts or planning decisions, for example) or professional or disciplinary bodies where a party may wish to challenge the outcome. A party with an interest in a decision may feel aggrieved by the outcome due to what appears to be a conflict of interest by those making the decision, or the appearance of bias. This may have serious consequences for in-house lawyers acting for organisations subject to such decisions, and therefore this briefing is intended to provide a general overview of the areas to consider. Challenging judicial or quasi-judicial decisions where there is a conflict of interest was considered by James Levy in a previous briefing (IHL146, p37-40).
    - Lewis Silkin LLP

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