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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Michael (Mike) Knapper

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Intellectual Property; Technology and Innovation


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Leading individuals

Michael (Mike) Knapper - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Commercial contracts

The international Norton Rose Fulbright practice has industry expertise ranging from energy, mining and infrastructure to finance, healthcare and life sciences. As well as providing a technology consulting practice, the firm has experience in niche areas, including insurance distribution agreements. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Michael (Mike) Knapper focuses on commercial contracts, particularly those involving intellectual property, data and technology. He co-leads the practice with M&A and securities expert Raj Karia. Notable in their team is James Russell, who specialises in outsourcing, information technology and intellectual property law. The group is advising Esso on its exclusive fuel sponsorship agreement with Nectar. Ian Lopez left for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in 2018.

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London: Risk advisory

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Marcus Evans leads the group at Norton Rose Fulbright, which regularly assists with export solutions, data audits, data product advice, regulatory issues, data breaches and data subject access requests. Evans and newly promoted partner Lara White are the key contacts for non-contentious matters, while Ffion Flockhart and Jonathan Ball are the main names for contentious data work; IP practice head Mike Knapper also contributes to the practice. The department has notable expertise in the financial services, healthcare, life sciences, telecoms and technology sectors; key clients include PayPal, Deliveroo, BMW and the Bank of Montreal. Recent highlights include Evans, Ball and Flockhart advised AIG on its global data breach response service; and Evans assisting Mitsubishi Electric with multiple global personal data export projects.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Norton Rose Fulbright leverages its position as 'a high-quality international law firm with global reach' with a 'technically strong' intellectual property team. Michael (Mike) Knapper is a key name to note, particularly for commercial arrangements involving intellectual property elements, while Clare Jackman, who is qualified as a lawyer and a chartered trade mark attorney, specialises in brand and trade mark portfolio management. Jonathan Ball and Huw Evans left to Gowling WLG.

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