Michelle Waknine is an associate in the commercial, sports and intellectual property team at Fladgate.

She specialises in intellectual property, technology, data protection and commercial contracts.

Michelle acts for clients in a wide variety of industry sectors including leisure, retail, the hotel industry, fashion, sports, gaming, advertising, and publishing.

Examples of the transactions on which Michelle has advised are the negotiation of a merchandising and distribution agreement with a luxury fashion brand; and assisting with the commercial elements for a £30m development and franchise of a well-known hotel brand.

She qualified in 2017, having joined Fladgate in September 2015.