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Squire Patton Boggs

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136546 Bishopgate 2

Andrew Wilkinson

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Squire Patton Boggs

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology



London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Squire Patton Boggs' team provides 'very strong support' on UK-centred commercial contracts, thanks to its strong national presence. It also has a longstanding track record handling international commercial contracts involving emerging markets, most notably in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The work spans multiple sectors, including advertising and media, healthcare, fintech, IT, telecommunications, sport and retail. Group head Andrew Wilkinson and senior associate Alastair Purssell are 'particularly responsive, not afraid to give a pragmatic view or just chat through the issues and debate them in a business-friendly manner'. In a notable mandate in 2017, Purssell worked alongside Robert Wegenek and Stephen Sampson in the advice to AIA Group on its high-profile shirt sponsorship deal with Tottenham Hotspur. Wegenek also recently assisted Telegraph Media Group with various matters, including its contract with PA News concerning the daily supply of data and images for use in their print and online publications. Carlton Daniel is another key figure in the team.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Squire Patton Boggs' practice is particularly known for its regulatory knowledge and attracts praise for its 'responsiveness and the quality of advice'. Head of communications law Francesco Liberatore is 'a true master of telecoms law' and 'a delight to work with'. In the telecoms sector the group is instructed by Vodafone, Cable Europe as well as the the regulatory authories of Qatar, Bahrain and Bermuda. Andrew Wilkinson heads up the commercial, IP and IT group and acts for both suppliers and users on acquisitions of hardware and software licences.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The intellectual property and technology practice at Squire Patton Boggs handles both non-contentious intellectual property matters and disputes. Key names to note include Andrew Wilkinson, Carlton Daniel (who has particular expertise advising clients in the advertising, marketing and media sectors) and Robert Wegenek for IP licensing. Kerry Lee joined the team from Walgreens Boots Alliance. Former practice head Carl Rohsler and Florian Traub left the team to join Memery Crystal LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP respectively.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Squire Patton Boggs 'delivers a high-quality, consistent, professional service' and has expertise in advising on commercial, regulatory and intellectual property issues. Andrew Wilkinson heads the team and is an expert in commercial matters. Consultant Adrian Spooner is also a key figure and has 'a well-rounded understanding of the life sciences sector' and 'strong insight into critical change scenarios, such as Brexit impacts'. Senior associate Paul Jinks and associate James Pearson are also names of note.

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