Led by Michael Lindsey, “highly experienced and well-versed,” Geldards LLP has a strong reputation representing public and private clients in trademark, copyright, design and transfer disputes. In this context, Lindsey recently settled on behalf of the Welsh Government a lengthy multi-jurisdictional copyright infringement case involving the coordination of legal teams in the US and Europe. Partner Gosia Evans was also involved in the case and is known for her international expertise in intellectual property. In the non-litigation area, Christopher Williams has extensive experience advising clients in the manufacturing, healthcare and transportation sectors on the exploitation and licensing of intellectual property. David`s experience in private practice was complemented by time spent in the industry (with payment service provider allpay Limited, telecommunications giant EE Limited and student accommodation specialist Unite Group plc), which allowed him to better understand his clients` higher business objectives and provide his legal advice in a pragmatic and commercial manner. “Angelina Drljaca-Chandler is a great honor for the firm, without absurd advice on the strongest legal position to achieve.” Led by Maria Coggins, Capital Law Limited regularly advises clients on IT-related matters, including commercial contractual arrangements to facilitate large IT projects, as well as software development, licensing and managed services solutions. Senior partner Chris Coughlan understands the “nuances and whims of technology and how this can be mitigated by legal documentation issues” and has successfully expanded the firm`s offering to technology clients since joining in 2019. As a pillar of the legal market in Swansea, JCP Solicitors leverages its excellent relationships with local businesses in South Wales to provide “efficient and personalised service” in a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, including joint venture structuring, M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. “Nicola McNeely is in a class of her own. It translates the most complicated legal situations into the simplest and most direct terms, so that all parties can grasp the essential points.
“The most remarkable thing to me is their business acumen – they take the time to really understand their clients` business, and it shows in the way they provide legal advice in a very thoughtful and appropriate way.” “Chris Coughlan is a great force at breaking standard contracts and legal documents and adapting them to the purpose of emerging and rapidly evolving technology advertising. He understands the nuances and uncertainties of technology and how this can be mitigated by legal documentation. “Justin Harrington – a brilliant lawyer and a brilliant guy. We love working with Justin – his legal knowledge, experience and negotiating style always give us an incredible advantage over our opponents. It is brilliant and one step ahead of most others locally and nationally. Led by Martyn Davies, who was “competent, commercial and pragmatic” following his departure from Geldards LLP in November 2020, Harrison Clark Rickerbys` small but growing team is beginning to land significant mandates, including several sell-side M&A matters. David Beynon, another Geldards LLP alumnus, provides “clear and concise advice” on business, technology and intellectual property issues to start-ups and established companies (including medtech companies). The team has also recently been strengthened by the arrival of Theresa Grech, who joined Ince as Senior Legal Counsel in March 2022. “Matthew Gough is a true legal heavyweight and a constant source of knowledge, advice, humour and helpful advice.” Acuity Law`s “technically sound and commercial” team offers a “solution-oriented approach” to companies and private equity sponsors in their M&A, joint venture structuring and corporate restructuring transactions, both in a purely domestic and UK context. “Exceptional in his ability to narrow down a subject to the essentials,” Christian Farrow leads the firm`s offering with Beverley Jones, advising public and private companies, many in the financial services and renewable energy sectors, on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition to his duties as permanent chairman, Stephen Berry will continue to take an active role on the fee side, particularly with respect to supporting technology-driven growth companies throughout the investment lifecycle through to eventual exit, if applicable. Paul Lowe is another senior member of the team, bringing weight and experience to companies in a variety of sectors, particularly in complex cross-border mandates, as evidenced by his recent representation (alongside Farrow) of Timberwolf Limited`s U.S.
company Alamo Group. Jon Lawley continues to maintain a thriving dental offering through his work for Portman Dental Care, the UK`s largest purchaser of dental practices. Phil Pugh is also active in healthcare, combining this with a very strong offering for technology, IT and life sciences companies, including work for university spin-outs. Rachelle Sellek leads the team`s commercial efforts, bolstered by the firm`s in-house underwriting department – Acuity Counsel. Tom Saunderson, a “steadfast and open” senior partner, is also recommended. Clients continue to benefit from the firm`s in-house legal advisory service, Acuity Counsel.