John is an Associate Partner in the Commercial and Corporate team. He advises UK and international businesses, as well as investors and founders growing or selling their businesses, and has particular experience of drafting and negotiating key contracts on their behalf including:


  • major supply-chain contracts, in particular purchase, supply and distribution arrangements
  • software and IP agreements, including software licences, SaaS agreements and technology transfer agreements
  • investment, shareholder, share purchase and business sale agreements


Notable work:

  • advising on a £13m reverse take-over and listing on AIM of a wealth-management business
  • acting for several university spin-out companies, including advising founders and investors from the initial technology spin-out, through rounds of funding and on key commercial contracts (including with the “Big 4” medical equipment companies) to successful exits
  • advising a national political campaign on various matters including the applicability of the CAP and BCAP Codes, the collection, use and transfer of personal data, issues regarding image rights and defamation, and drafting call-centre and PR scripts
  • advising clients on marketing and advertising campaigns, including negotiating music festival sponsorship agreements and endorsement agreements with well-known television personalities, musical artists and chefs
  • negotiating on behalf of suppliers of services to the entertainment industry. He is experienced in achieving acceptable liability limitations for those clients with particular emphasis on limiting the scope of liability under indemnities and structuring liability caps



Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 8000
DDI: +44 (0)20 7842 8024
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  • John's energy and drive are amazing, regularly working all hours to ensure that deadlines, which sometimes seemed impossible, were met, and met well... John has developed a very good understanding of the complexities and challenges that the Games Industry faces and we consider ourselves very lucky to have such representation. I would have no hesitation in recommending John's services."
    — Murry Rigluth, Founder & COO | Genba Digital Ltd.
  • John, is a diligent and detail-focused individual who provided a great deal of support to Intelligent Ultrasound during the company's spinout from the University of Oxford and throughout two successful funding rounds."
    — Andy Hill, CEO | SmartMatrix

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