Craig Chaplin > DWF > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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I am a Partner and Head of the Commercial & Competition Team.




My particular fields of expertise lie in providing advice on contracts, intellectual property licensing and outsourcing across all sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Craig Chaplin, practice head of DWF, is widely considered a market leader for IT, telecoms and technology-focused outsourcing and infrastructure projects. He notably acts for Manchester United, advising the club on a variety of matters including a master services agreements with a major supplier in relation to the provision of payment processing services. James Lonsdale is another key member of the team; he works on a wide range of IT and telecoms contracts. The team is also well-versed in disputes and actively represents clients from the financial services, insurance and retail industries, among others.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

DWF represents brands, manufacturers and retailers , offering specialist knowledge of sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, leisure, hospitality and food and drink. Department head Craig Chaplin is an expert in non-contentious matters, handling everything from IP acquisitions and disposals through to research, development and licensing. The wider team is also active on the disputes front, led by Asima Rana, with specialist knowledge of defending IP infringement and breach of confidence claims, along with trade mark-related disputes.

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

(Hall of Fame)

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At DWF, the team’s commercial work spans manufacturing, supply and logistics agreements, among others. On the corporate side, the firm handles private equity, M&A and local and central government governance matters. Key figures include national commercial and competition head Craig Chaplin, national corporate head Frank Shephard and private equity head Jonathan Robinson.