David Engel > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
MILTON GATE
60 CHISWELL STREET
LONDON
EC1Y 4AG
England

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Commercial Disputes partner. Leads the Reputation & Information Protection team, specialising in reputation crisis management, defamation, privacy, confidentiality, data protection disputes, and in the protection of rights and reputation online.  Also advises on commercial litigation, particularly in hedge fund sector.

Career

Trained Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard); qualified 1995; partner 2001.

Languages

Some French.

Memberships

Law Society; Lansdowne Club; Groucho Club.

Education

Trinity College, Oxford (MA Hons); College of Law.

Leisure

Tennis, running, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

(Leading individuals)

David EngelAddleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard provides a comprehensive reputation and information protection service to its international client base, including household name companies in the retail and consumer, travel and leisure space. The team also acts for high net-worth owner-managers and family offices, advising across an array of issues including data protection and privacy claims, misuse of information, freedom of information requests and ‘right to be forgotten’ claims. Practice head David Engel is a ‘doyen of the reputation management field’ and is supported by a wider team which includes associate Neil O’Sullivan who regularly advises on the removal of content from online platforms. Abigail Healey and Daniel Bishop left the firm in February and April 2021 respectively, with Bishop joining Osborne Clarke LLP.

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

Addleshaw Goddard’s IP practice continually attracts enviable clients in the retail, fashion and consumer sectors, which turn to the firm for high-stakes contentious matters. In an impressive example, practice head Emma Armitage defended Primark in High Court trade mark infringement proceedings filed by Vans, with managing associate Rachel Cook providing assistance. TMT is also a focus sector, with Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta, Leeds-based Georgina Powling and Fiona Ghosh advising on collaboration agreements, R&D and software licensing. David Engel leads on domain name disputes.