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London: Corporate and commercial

Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 6

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

Boutique technology firm Waterfront Solicitors LLP has an 'excellent understanding of what it takes to work with start-ups where agility is required'. Active on behalf the investor side and for the company, the firm benefits from an excellent perspective of the market and is also able to call upon the expertise of lawyers within the firm's broader IP and IT teams. 'First-rate' team head Matthew Cunningham is praised for his 'attentive and thoughtful approach'; he recently acted for software company Plandek on a $2.7m investment round led by Vanneck (Vannek EIS Club). Other clients include Find Invest Grow, New Model Venture Capital and Digital Catapult.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

The 'excellent and business-focused' technology and commercial law team at Waterfront Solicitors LLP attracts praise for its 'great specialist knowledge and experience'. The group, which acts for clients such as Valtech, Web Services Integration and BridgeHead Software, is headed up by Alison Berryman. Consultant Richard Chapman (who is 'great to work with and has a wealth of knowledge in IT space')  led a team acting for Ricoh on process and contract documentation for its global deal to purchase Microsoft’s cloud services. In another work highlight the team was instructed by OCS Group to advise on several IT procurement projects. Jean-Marc Pettigrew is another key name to note.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

The 'cost efficient' intellectual property team at Waterfront Solicitors LLP offers a 'personal service' in contentious matters. The group was instructed by Banijay Rights, Banijay Group and Nordisk Film TV in allegations of copyright infringement and breach of confidence in relation to an international television format. In another work highlight the practice acted for PMS International Group plc in a dispute brought by Fatboy BV alleging infringement of registered design rights. The 'very responsive' Matthew Harris and Piers Strickland jointly head the team.

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