Eddie is an intellectual property, technology and commercial law specialist and advises clients across a broad spectrum of legal issues.
Eddie has considerable experience in handling a wide variety of commercial issues and disputes involving all kinds of IP. He regularly advises on transactions ranging from exploitation through licensing or transfers to complex corporate or financing projects where IP is a key business asset. Eddie combines this with practical experience in enforcing IP rights and defending IP claims. He has considerable experience in advising content providers and publishers in this area.
He advises on commercial transactions such as licensing, distribution, franchising, agency and manufacturing arrangements, and technology projects such as IT procurement, supply and development. He regularly deals with e-business issues for clients across a range of industries. Eddie is also a member of our hotels and leisure team, advising hotel owners and operators on hotel management and franchise contracts.
Eddie also has considerable experience in data protection and privacy legal issues. He routinely advises clients on risk management methods, such as contract terms and policies, as well as day-to-day compliance steps and handling complaints and disputes. He works with clients of the firm to help them implement General Data Protection Regulation compliance throughout their organisations.
Competition law issues are part and parcel of Eddie’s work and he advises on the European and UK rules in this area, particularly those relating to free movement of goods and services within Europe. Eddie was part of the team that defended Tesco in the landmark litigation concerning non-European grey goods that reached the European Court of Justice in 2002
Eddie’s expertise in Commercial Contracts is consistently highlighted by the legal directories.
Eddie qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and he has also been admitted in Hong Kong.