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 > Industry focus > TMT

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Chris CoulterCooley (UK) LLP

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

(Leading individuals: IT)

Chris CoulterCooley (UK) LLP

Chris Coulter heads up the technology transactions practice at Cooley (UK) LLP, which works with its US offices for clients entering the UK market. The team is active on the full range of technology work, including transactions, licensings, collaborations, procurements, outsourcings and regulatory matters, especially in the fintech, medtech and AI industries. It also provides specialist general counselling to emerging companies in the market. Special counsel Amy Collins handles technology-related transactions and non-contentious mandates in the media, financial services and insurance sector. Associate Leo Spicer-Phelps is also a name of note and has strength in data privacy and software licensing mandates, as well as consumer law.

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

Cooley (UK) LLP handles the full gamut of issues that arise within the fintech sector, with a specific focus on private equity and venture capital investments. The practice, fronted by Stephen Rosen, is also recommend for handling data protection and cybersecurity issues for fintech clients. Other key names within the team include Guadalupe Sampedro, Chris Coulter and Ryan Naftulin.