David Hansel > Hansel Henson > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hansel Henson
3rd Floor, 8 Bloomsbury Street
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Work Department

IP/digital media.


David works with brands and digital media across the range of areas with which they connect with consumers, including sport, fashion, TV, gaming and interactive entertainment. In recent years David has advised many leading global brands and content and platform providers. This work ranges from commercial contracts to infringement matters.


Trained Edward Lewis; qualified 1995; partner and head of department Memery Crystal 2000; joint founder and partner Hansel Henson 2009.


Royal Television Society.


Bishop Gove Comprehensive School, Swansea; Warwick University, (1989 BA (Hons) Law & Sociology); College of Law, Chester (1992 Law Society Finals); King’s College London (1997 Post Graduate Diploma Copyright Law).


Film, running, rugby and Swansea City season ticketholder.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

IP and digital media boutique Hansel Henson has longstanding relationships with an impressive roster of clients, acting as IP counsel for the full span of trade mark, copyright and design issues. In contentious matters, founding partners David Hansel and Thomas Henson regularly handle trade mark infringement defence for IP-rich clients, including museums, fast food chains, breweries, telecoms and retail businesses. The firm is often instructed to handle the IP aspects of corporate M&A and restructuring deals.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Outstanding‘ digital media and IP boutique Hansel Henson has a niche in advising clients on bringing software apps to market, publishing and broadcasting content online and online marketing issues. The group frequently acts in multijurisdictional matters and counts international companies among its clients. Named partners David Hansel and Tom Henson lead the practice and focus on app development and online publishing work, and digital advertising and marketing matters respectively. Sarah Wells is another name to note for advice on commercial agreements relating to app developments and social media influencer marketing.