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Kathryn Walls

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Work 028 904 45404
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Mills Selig

Work Department

Corporate; commercial; intellectual property and technology; private equity and venture capital.

Position

Kathryn is a director in the corporate team and has substantial experience in and advises on all aspects of corporate matters to include sales and purchases of companies, mergers, joint ventures, investments, restructuring and corporate governance. She advises in relation to all forms of commercial contracts, including distribution and agency arrangements, and agreements with customers and suppliers. Her clients include plcs and major local firms operating in a variety of sectors and she has acted in transactions across Northern Ireland, Ireland, UK, North America and the Middle East. Kathryn also specialises in the areas of technology and intellectual property, including the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights. Recently she has advised clients in relation to the development, ownership and worldwide exploitation of intellectual property via licensing, outsourcing, software as a service, OEM, VAR and managed services arrangements. She has also been responsible for the preparation of service level agreements, support and maintenance agreements and escrow arrangement. Kathryn lectures at The Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University on company law.

Career

Mills Selig 2004; qualified 2006; current chair Company and Commercial Lawyers Group Northern Ireland (CCLG).


Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kathryn Walls - Mills Selig

Within: Corporate and M&A

Recent work for Mills Selig’s corporate team is dominated by mandates from the technology sector, although the firm is also experienced in finance, insurance, real estate and renewables. The group assists clients with investments, acquisitions and mergers. IT specialist Kathryn Walls advised Northern Ireland-based software firm Locum Match First Derivatives on a follow-on equity investment from an institutional investor and a group of private investors, and assisted clinical communication software company Clinishare with a £1m investment from a private investor group from Crescent Capital. Other clients include First Derivatives and Tullymore House. Chris Guy  leads the practice.

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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kathryn Walls - Mills Selig

Within: IT and telecoms

Mills Selig’s IT team handles transactional mandates, M&A matters and investment work for investment funds and technology companies. The group is advising technology company SUSSD on the development of a social media app to encourage young people’s direct involvement in local politics and is assisting cloud discovery software company Ampliphae with creating bespoke user and licence agreements for its security and compliance platform. Other clients include First Derivatives, Locum Match and software company My Nursery Pal. Kathryn Walls leads the team and is well known for her expertise in technology-related mandates.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Licensing agreements and trademark matters have been prominent in Mills Selig’s IP team’s recent workload. Highlights included acting for civil engineering company Stormharvester on the licensing of its software for flood prevention. Other clients include app development company Concept Apps; Newry-based technology firm, First Derivatives; and Belfast-based technology firm, MTS Sulby. IT expert Kathryn Walls leads the team. Paul Spring retired in 2017.

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