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Hamish is a partner in the commercial, IP and IT team. He joined Penningtons Manches in 2012 from the London office of a large regional firm.

He advises on all aspects of intellectual property (including strategy, licensing and transactions), IT, e-commerce and data protection, as well as a broad range of commercial contractual matters including joint ventures, collaborations, agencies and distributorships.

Hamish is an active member of the firm’s technology sector group and is currently a mentor on the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator programme for early stage technology companies. He also has considerable experience in contractual and commercial matters for businesses in the sports, leisure & hospitality and media sectors.

He is the co-author of the Law Society’s Commercial Law Handbook and a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the British Association for Sport & Law. Hamish is also recommended for commercial and IP matters in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and The Legal 500.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on the sale of numerous patent portfolios, both in the UK and internationally, relating to DNA analysis and fingerprinting technology, for a UK government entity.
  • Acting for UK cleantech clients on numerous licensing and collaboration deals many of which were against large multinationals.
  • Advising a luxury watch brand on a high profile sports sponsorship deal.
  • Acting for a well-known fast food brand on restructuring of certain parts of its franchisee network.
  • Advising a leading publisher on e-commerce and privacy issues.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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