Jonathan Riley > Memery Crystal > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Memery Crystal
165 Fleet Street
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Work Department

Commercial, IP & Technology


Jonathan Riley is a Partner in our Commercial, IP & Technology (CIPT) team at Memery Crystal.

Jonathan handles commercial law and commercial contracts work. His focus is on project structuring, management and delivery, including shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, partnering, collaborations, R&D contracts, outsourcing and service agreements, supply contracts, and terms of business.

He advises on sales and marketing, agency, distribution, licensing, franchising, sponsorship, merchandising, e-commerce, and related regulatory areas including data protection, anti-bribery, and consumer protection. He is also highly experienced in managing and exploiting intellectual property rights, particularly in the technology, brands and media sectors.

Jonathan has a strong international client base, with a particular focus on North America and Europe.


2016 – Present: Partner, Memery Crystal

2016: Partner, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

2014 – 2016: Partner, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

1993 – 2014: Partner, Lawrence Graham LLP

1987 – 1993: Assistant Solicitor, Lawrence Graham LLP

1986 – 1987: Assistant Solicitor, Knapp Fisher

1983 – 1986: Trainee Solicitor, Jacobsen Ridley

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Memery Crystal handles a range of matters arising out of the media and fashion to technology and healthcare sectors. ‘Standout’ Carl Rohsler assists clients with trade mark, copyright and trade secrets mandates, in addition to registered and unregistered designs cases. Jonathan Riley is well-versed in IP-driven transactions, and Chris Pulham acts for clients on a vast array of non-contentious IP work.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

Praised for dispensing commercial advice with ‘a clear eye on practical realities‘, Memery Crystal handles a broad range of matters, including casino acquisitions, the clearing of gambling products for the likes of ITV and Telegraph Media Group, lotteries, and gambling risk in a wide range of jurisdictions. Practice head Carl Rohsler is a contributing editor of the Gambling Law Review and frequently assists governments and regulators with efforts to regulate betting. Capital markets specialist Lesley Gregory contributes her corporate expertise, while Jonathan Riley is well placed to advise on IP matters and online gaming.