Sean Crotty > Weightmans LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP
L3 9QJ


 Sean Crotty is a partner in our commercial team with particular experience in data protection, IT, commercial, procurement and intellectual property matters. Sean advises many high profile clients within the private (ranging from SMEs to listed companies) and public sector (including Police Authorities, NHS Trusts, local authorities and universities) on a wide range of strategic and complex data, IT, media and IP issues.
Sean has developed a specialism in drafting and negotiating major commercial, IT, entertainment, IP and data contracts within the private and public sector. He understands his way around the relevant industries and their statutory obligations and often provides training in relation to the same.
Examples of his work in this area include advising:

Peel Ports Group on procurement of works and services for £350 million Liverpool 2 Project;
One of the world’s largest packaging companies on a large scale production agreement;
A national fraud body on a standard user agreement for the insurance industry (including data sharing arrangements, database use and use of strategic data on an international scale);
Upon the £multimillion procurement of a major police force’s content management system; and
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau in relation to the UK Government backed MyLicence Project, a revolutionary data sharing project between the DVLA and the UK insurance industry.

Sean has vast experience of the video games industry and was awarded the legal services provider of the year award at the TIGA Awards 2016 in recognition of the excellent work provided by his team in the field.
Sean also regularly delivers presentations in this field (eg. International Festival of Business 2016) and is regularly published in trade and national press (eg. Financial Times, IP Magazine and Daily Telegraph).
Sean is recommended in Legal 500.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

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Sean CrottyWeightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP provides contractual, corporate governance and strategic support to a range of entertainment sector clients, including app developers and video game producers. Sean Crotty, a data compliance specialist, leads the team. He is supported by video games sector specialist John Schorah, who brings first-hand market experience to the practice, having worked previously as a CEO in this industry. Competition lawyer Laurence Pritchard also supports the practice.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Weightmans LLP advises on IT public procurement, systems integration and data protection for clients in sectors including transport, healthcare and education under the leadership of the experienced Sean Crotty. Sarah Walton advises on corporate and commercial side work for technology companies, while managing partner John Schorah has a notable specialism in the video games’ industry, having previously worked as a company CEO in that sector. Vincent King, head of the firm’s procurement group, is a further key name in this space.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Video games

Under the Liverpool-based Sean Crotty‘s leadership, Weightmans LLP‘s media and entertainment practice has had recent success advising on commercial contracts for mobile app game developments, in addition to voice talent and motion capture agreements with high profile actors. IT, IP and data protection expert Nicola Gonnella – who splits her time between Glasgow and London – is also recommended for her expertise in the video game sphere.