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DLA Piper

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Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

At DLA Piper, the IP team is instructed by high-profile domestic clients on commercial IP issues, and is also adept at handling complex multi-jurisdictional projects. Recently, it has specialised in assisting clients emanating from the life sciences, media and entertainment and technology sectors. It is headed up by John McKinlay, who focuses on non-contentious IP matters, namely the review and negotiation of IP licensing arrangements. Senior associate Catriona Melton, another key name in the group, has extensive experience in data protection and regulatory compliance matters.

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

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John McKinlayDLA Piper

Noted for its routine involvement in high-profile deals arising from the financial services, public sector and utility sectors, the team at DLA Piper brings an integrated UK offering to bear on large infrastructure projects. It is spearheaded by John McKinlay, whose ‘depth of knowledge and understanding of technology law is excellent‘; he advises a spread of corporations and public sector organisations on large outsourcings and complex technology transactions. At senior associate level, Linzi Penman regularly handles global data protection compliance projects, while Catriona Melton has extensive experience advising clients on commercial issues, including regulatory compliance matters.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

DLA Piper primarily advises international entertainment companies and large venues, for which it handles a variety of instructions. The offering in this area is spearheaded by John McKinlay, who is instructed in matters pertaining to commercial contracts, IT and outsourcing agreements, sponsorships and IP issues. Meanwhile, Alistair Drummond defends a number of media and entertainment clients in commercial litigation, namely in court actions and arbitration proceedings.