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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Duncan Blaikie

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

IP/IT, Data Protection, Cyber, Outsourcing

Position

Partner; Duncan advises clients on a full range of intellectual property, technology and strategic sourcing matters, including in relation to digital strategy, emerging technology and fintech. Duncan is also an active member of the firm’s Cyber, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts advisory teams.

Career

Joined Slaugher and May 2007. Partner since 2017.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Next Generation Partners

Duncan Blaikie - Slaughter and May

Within: Commercial contracts

The ‚Äėtop-notch‚Äô Slaughter and May¬†advises on strategic, high-value, high-risk and complex commercial contracts. The practice includes specialists in competition, corporate and real estate law, and the multi-disciplinary team is ‚Äėresponsive, knowledgeable and commercial, and works in a very collaborative fashion‚Äô.¬†Duncan Blaikie¬†advises clients on the creation and negotiation of a range of commercial contracts across the areas of IP, technology, pharmaceuticals, sports and financial services. He co-leads the practice with Richard Todd, who specialises in major international and domestic projects. They can call on the expertise of IP/IT expert Rob Sumroy, who focuses on technology and outsourcing; the 'very capable and competent' Susie Middlemiss, who acts in litigation and commercial contract matters related to IP; and David Ives, who is particularly notable in the retail and technology sectors. The group is advising GSK on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever and the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Next Generation Partners

Duncan Blaikie - Slaughter and May

Within: IT and telecoms

The technology and telecoms team at Slaughter and May¬†provides 'solid, practical advice, which takes into account the commercial goals of clients'; its roster includes Google and Vodafone, as well as innovators and start‚Äďups. The team handles a range of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters with particular experience advising on emerging technology including the use of big data, AI, cloud and blockchain; the team also acts in disputes.¬†Rob Sumroy¬†heads the team, which includes IP and IT specialist David Ives¬†and Duncan Blaikie, who attracts praise for his 'very commercial approach'.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Slaughter and May is 'always on top of the legal issues' and benefits from 'an excellent network of foreign advisers, who are able to provide top-notch support in multi-jurisdictional cases'. Practice head Susie Middlemiss has experience in contentious mandates, particular in the technology and life sciences sector, while David Ives and Cathy Connolly focus on commercial IP arrangements and transactional advice. Newly promoted partner Duncan Blaikie also assists clients in the technology and life sciences industries with strategic commercial matters.

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