Category Archive: London

Kelly Hardy

Kelly Tubman Hardy is skilled at recognizing and explaining differences between legal frameworks and helping clients manage their global legal needs. She has represented clients on matters throughout the world and on matters ranging from acquisitions and joint ventures to global supply chain management.  Kelly heads the firm’s global Consumer industry sector group, a group of over 400 lawyers who focus on all aspects of the consumer industry.

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Fredrik Galtung

Fredrik Galtung is Founder CEO of TrueFootprint (https://www.truefootprint.com/), a Cambridge, UK, based startup that works with asset managers, corporates and people in local communities to produce better ESG, sustainability and impact data – and improved results. TrueFootprint’s technology empowers people to collect data and take ownership of solutions to improve their lives and the businesses they work in.

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Paola Furiosi

Paola Furiosi advises domestic and international clients on the protection of intellectual property rights in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has multidisciplinary experience in transactional matters, including the negotiation and drafting of contracts for the acquisition, licensing, distribution, and exploitation of intellectual property rights and proprietary technologies; sponsorship, franchising, co-branding, and merchandising agreements; joint-venture agreements; and agreements for the outsourcing and supply of IT services. Paola also advises clients in complex court proceedings regarding the invalidity and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks, copyright, and design, as well as unfair competition.

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Ben Allgrove

Ben leads Baker McKenzie’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and is also the Firm’s partner in charge of Global R&D. He has an academic background in the application of legal and ethical systems to artificial intellects and has conducted oral advocacy in the Copyright Tribunal, High Court and County Court on behalf of his clients.
He works with clients on matters involving the cross-over space of media, IP and technology and advises market-leading and independent digital media companies on content licensing, production, regulation and copyright litigation and specializes in contentious and regulatory IP matters. His practice has a particular focus on artificial intelligence, data protection, copyright, technology disputes and intermediary liability issues.
Ben is a much sought-after copyright, brands and designs expert with an emphasis on digital media. He has been named in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” lawyers in 2019 and 2012, along with being named E-Commerce Lawyer of the Year (UK) in the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011 and Assistant Solicitor of the Year in the British Legal Awards in 2009.

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Sue McLean

Sue is a partner in the Technology practice in Baker McKenzie’s London office. She advises clients on technology, sourcing and digital media deals and business models and the legal issues relating to the implementation of new technologies. Sue works with clients (both customers and suppliers) on a wide range of technology matters including outsourcing, digital transformation, technology procurement, development and licensing, m/e-commerce, cloud computing, AI, FinTech, blockchain/DLT, data privacy, and cyber-security. Sue also advises on commercial agreements and the commercial, technology and intellectual property aspects of M&A transactions, investments and joint ventures.

She is Baker McKenzie’s Global Tech Lead for FinTech and Blockchain. She is a member of the techUK DLT Working Group and represents the Firm in its collaborations with R3 and Accord. Her clients include some of the world’s best known tech companies and multinational corporations and Sue also enjoys working with emerging and growth companies.

Sue was named TMT lawyer of the year at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2019. She regularly speaks and writes about the impact of disruptive technologies. She is also a Trustee of the Society for Computers and Law and founder and Chair of the SCL Women in Tech Law network.

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