Quentin Golder > Birketts LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile
Birketts LLP Offices
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Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, IT and Telecoms
Quentin joined Birketts in 2012 and is a Partner in our Corporate Finance Team.
He specialises in corporate and commercial work, including sales and acquisitions, company formation and restructuring, joint ventures, venture capital and business angel financing, share options, licensing and outsourcing agreements. Quentin has considerable experience working for technology sector clients. He has assisted numerous clients on their journey from formation, through angel and VC funding, commercial development and on to exit.
Quentin is dual qualified, in New Zealand and England, and previously worked for one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. He holds a BA, LLB, LLM (Hons) all from Victoria University, Wellington, NZ and a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Birketts LLP has ‘top-quality lawyers with a personal touch‘. The firm handles high-value regional, national and international corporate matters for clients in sectors ranging from insurance to technology. Corporate finance, banking and insolvency partner James Allen leads the practice. Quentin Golder, who provides ‘highly effective and efficient legal services‘, specialises in early stage funding, entrepreneurial and commercial work. Adrian Seagers frequently acts for large corporates and private equity funds in corporate deals. Mark Pinder, formerly head of Middle East operations at Foot Anstey, brings invaluable experience in cross-border M&A deals. ‘Highly responsive, deeply knowledgeable and pragmatic‘ legal director Nick Burt is noted for private equity and international transactions.
Birketts LLP has an ‘approachable and well informed‘ technology practice that continues to grow its ranks. Andrew Priest, who has a track record spanning 30 years, joined from HCR Hewitsons in summer 2020 and is now co-head of the practice along with IP and technology partner Quentin Golder in Cambridge, corporate partner Mark Gipson in Ipswich and legal director Paul Palik in Norwich. Also in Norwich, legal director Kitty Rosser leads the data protection team. They ‘avoid jargon and always give clear and honest advice‘ to clients in sectors as diverse as financial services, aerospace, social media and security software.
Birketts LLP is ‘efficient, commercial and extremely helpful’ and acts for a host of large companies in the region, among them the UK’s largest brewer and pub retailer Greene King Plc. Legal director Nellie Jackson in Ipswich leads the trade marks and branding team, while legal director Maria Peyman in Cambridge leads the IP disputes practice. Cambridge-based partner Quentin Golder leads the non-contentious IP group, which hired Andrew Priest from HCR Hewitsons in 2020. The team focuses on the commercial exploitation of IP rights, including patent licensing, development agreements, merchandising and collaborations. Associate Samantha Woodley is ‘very helpful, patient and excellent to work with‘.
- Corporate and commercial: Cambridge - East Anglia > Corporate and commercial
- Leading individuals - East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Leading individuals - East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
- Intellectual property - East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- IT and telecoms - East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Employment > Employment
- Private client > Family
- Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud
- Employment > Health and safety
- Employment > Immigration
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich
- Real estate > Planning and environment
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Public sector > Public sector
- Real estate > Social housing
- Transport > Transport and shipping