Chris Coulter > Cooley (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooley (UK) LLP
22 Bishopsgate

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Work Department

Technology Transactions
Intellectual Property
Digital Media & Entertainment
Internet & Social Media
Telecommunications & Wireless


Chris Coulter is a partner in Cooley’s London office and a member of the Technology Transactions Group. Chris has over 25 years of experience advising clients on a range of technology, data, cyber security, contract and intellectual property issues.

Chris advises both established and fast-growth early-stage businesses, and has extensive experience in large-scale projects with a cross-border component. He advises on a wide variety of commercial arrangements underpinned by technology and data, including outsourcing; procurement of technology and complex services; creation and exploitation of rights in software, digital content and technology products; telecoms services; distribution of digital content (including games, films and music); online and mobile business; and the establishment of complex technology licensing arrangements.

Chris provides strategic and regulatory advice, including in connection with data, IP, consumer protection and digital marketing. In addition, Chris counsels on the commercial and IP aspects of M&A transactions, investments and joint ventures.


  • BML Digital – Board Advisor
  • Event Cinema Association – Honorary President


  • College of Law, Chester
    LPC, 1990
  • University of Oxford
    BA (Hons), 1989

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Embedded in data privacy and cybersecurity matters, Cooley (UK) LLP is a key port of call for various fintech companies, investment firms, and payment service providers, who turn to the team for its capabilities in areas such as intellectual property protection, outsourcing requirements and capital raisings. Practice chair Guadalupe Sampedro is well placed to advise on complex regulatory matters in the payments and financial services space. Chris Coulter is noted for his in-depth knowledge of intellectual property transactions, while Yulia Makarova frequently advises on regulatory approvals for venture capital.