What I do:
I help start-ups and established companies with their commercial operations. Frequently there will be a technology or digital content aspect; you might be using, exploiting, or even being transformed by, technology. I help with that process, from initial strategy through to contract execution, focusing in particular on complex commercial transactions; intellectual property; technology licensing; and outsourcing and procurement. Beyond that, sometimes I find that I'm a coach, sometimes we're kicking a term sheet around, and sometimes I'm just making sure that you get access to the right Cooley expert.
No matter where you or your venture are in terms of development, we have the resources to advise you on helping your business grow for the long term. Plus we have a genuine passion for entrepreneurship - we want you to succeed and we work together to make it happen.
What my clients value:
Giving practical, targeted advice; finding the right person for the job; making useful connections; being reliable.
When I'm not being a Cooley lawyer:
For the past three years, I've been president of the Event Cinema Association, a UK-originated non-profit dedicated to supporting and promoting event cinema for cinemas, audiences, creators and the creative industries.
Family; clear, blue sea water for swimming in; Swiss mountains. Oh, and comic books.
Transition by Iain Banks, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, Existence by David Brin, Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (you get the picture...).