Ed Wright > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
35 Station Street

Work Department

Commercial & IP


Partner & Head of Sport


Ed works with clients from all sectors (particularly healthcare/life sciences, sport, technology, media and communications) on wide-ranging non-contentious contractual, IP, data protection and competition law issues.

He primarily advises on the creation, ownership and exploitation of IP. This includes licensing, R&D/technology transfer and agency, distribution, reselling and franchising arrangements. Ed also specialises in drafting and negotiating agreements governing IP licensing and the supply of goods and/or services.

Ed regularly presents and writes on topical contractual, commercial, data protection, IP and IT/software matters.



Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is well versed in sales, acquisitions and reorganisations between £1m and £50m, and continues to develop its specialist market expertise in sectors including life sciences, education, energy, IT and manufacturing. On the corporate side, Duncan James has developed a following among family-run companies, and is the practice co-head alongside Ed Wright, a commercial contracts and IT and IP specialist. Head of Nottingham office Roger Harcourt advises clients primarily in the healthcare and social care sectors on corporate transactions, governance and funding issues.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Leading individuals)

Ed WrightShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP works with individual sporting associations, elite athletes and governing bodies, as well as providing strategic advice to large organisations. Sponsorship and endorsements agreements are a significant area of work. Both Rhys Wyborn and Ed Wright are experienced defence counsel for governing bodies and individuals in commercial and employment disputes.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s specialisms include education, including Nottingham, Exeter and Liverpool John Moore Universities and technology and telecoms sectors, acting for the likes of Parcelhub and Vodafone plc. Lead partner Ed Wright continues to be active in the acquisitions of telecoms businesses, advising on licensing and outsourcing agreements, IT contracts, e-commerce and data protection.