Michael is a solicitor in the Commercial team. He advises UK and international businesses on a range of commercial issues, 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, website development, SaaS, hosting and technology transfer agreements
  • international data processing and data transfer agreements

Michael also advises clients regularly on data protection law and related issues, increasingly with a focus on the impending General Data Protection Regulation, which will apply in 2018.

Key areas of work include:

  • sale of physical and digital goods and services
  • supply chain
  • joint ventures and collaborations
  • intellectual property rights licensing
  • data protection advice
  • e-commerce issues, including advising on online selling and transparency rules, website development, maintenance and hosting services, and payment processing services
  • commercial support for mergers and acquisitions
  • publishing
  • software development
  • consumer protection
  • direct marketing and promotions rules

Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 8000
DDI: +44 (0)20 7842 8091
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