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Wiggin LLP

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David Naylor

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David is a partner and co-head of the firm’s technology group . He specialises in working with technology, media, communications and IP-focused businesses and investors and advises some of the world’s leading companies in these sectors. He has significant experience serving as outside general counsel to US and European companies on international business expansion and cross-border, multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. He also has an established reputation as a trusted advisor to fast growth digital media, internet and mobile technology businesses. He is a mentor on a number of London’s leading accelerator programs, the founder of a network for CEOs and company founders, and also an entrepreneur himself, having co-founded the social FitTech company, Racefully.


Fieldfisher, Partner, Head of Advanced Media & Technology Practice, Co-Head of Growth Company Practice (February 2006 ‚Äď February 2016) Morrison & Foerster, Partner (September 2000 ‚Äď February 2006) Weil Gotshal & Manges, Senior Associate (1998 ‚Äď 2000) Ashurst, Solicitor (1995 ‚Äď 1998)


French, German


David is a fellow of the British American Project.


University of Durham, Law (1988 ‚Äď 1991) Imperial College London, MBA, Management of New Ventures (1992 ‚Äď 1993)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

Technology experts David Naylor and Shaun Lowde jointly head the practice at Wiggin LLP, which specialises in advising fintech companies and platforms on commercial, corporate and regulatory work. Lowde advised Vizolution, which provides screen-sharing solutions, on various commercial contracts with financial institutions, and along with Gurminder S Panesar acted for iPipeline on commercial and regulatory matters. Naylor continues to advise RightIndem on corporate and commercial matters. Additionally on the corporate side, Benjamin Whitelock assisted InMotion Ventures with its investment into By Miles. David McLeish advised Safecharge on gambling regulatory matters. Other clients of the department include iGo4, Worldpay and Parity Technologies.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Traditionally recognised for its media sector expertise, Wiggin LLP's technology team has a strong IT and telecoms sector client roster with clients including Vodafone, Microsoft, Expedia and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The team was also instructed by Acute Art on its creation of virtual reality art platform, which included strategic advice and cross-border negotiations. The 'commercially aware' David Naylor is highlighted as being 'practical, responsive and enjoyable to work with'. He jointly heads the practice alongside Shaun Lowde. Alexander Ross is another key name to note, particularly for transactional matters in digital media.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Wiggin LLP¬†is commended for its ‚Äėgood commercial understanding‚Äô and is ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô across TV, film, music, publishing, advertising, marketing, gaming, social media and interactive content. Charles Moore¬†is ‚Äėvery knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with‚Äô and specialises in film and TV production, financing and distribution and advised Focus Features and Working Title, alongside new partner Grainne McKenna¬†who joined the TV and film department in 2017 from an in-house role, on numerous UK productions, which included feature films Darkest Hour, Johnny English 3, and the historical drama Mary Queen of Scots. Moore and¬†Chris Hanson¬†, who handles media finance work, advised Netflix on the production and financing aspects of all of its original UK productions. Neil Gillard¬†advised The Ink Factory on the production and financing of the feature film Hotel Artemis and David Quli¬†advised financier, Anton Capital, on The Drama Investment Partnership, a venture with BBC Worldwide under which Anton and BBC Worldwide will co-fund a number of British high-end drama TV projects. Daniel Whybrew¬†advised Bank of Montreal on its loan facilities and associated security to the producers of numerous high-end TV drama projects. Ross Sylvester¬†and Medwyn Jones¬†advised Virgin Media and its parent company, Liberty Global, on its commissioning arrangements for original content under its multi-year deal with All3Media. Michael Brader¬†handles corporate work in the independent TV production sector. Litigator Simon Baggs¬†and digital rights expert Alexander Ross¬†head the music team, which is active across rights protection, digital music rights, and international music licensees and also features Rachel Alexander, which is representing Warner Music UK and Sony Music Entertainment UK in High Court proceedings issued in against TuneIn, Inc. Ross, defamation and privacy litigator Caroline Kean¬†and Adrian Jones¬†head the publishing team, which handles contentious and non-contentious matters. Shaun Lowde¬†and David Naylor¬†lead the gaming, social media and interactive content team, which was bolstered by the arrival of Paul Gardner¬†from Osborne Clarke LLP, who specialises in the computer gaming industry. Lowde and Sean James¬†lead the advertising and marketing department, which acts for clients such as Telefonica, UKTV, Perform Group, NBC Universal and bet365. The firm¬†recently acquired IP firm Redd Solicitors LLP

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