I'm an associate in our International Commercial Group in London, a commercial lawyer with experience in transactional and regulatory matters, particularly in the media, entertainment and sport sector.

I advise clients on a range of matters in the sector, with a particular focus on businesses impacted by technology or those commercialising intellectual property assets.

I act for and against rights holders licensing content internationally, negotiate the terms and conditions of service for technology rich platforms and advise on a range of broadcast regulatory matters. In recent years, I've also gained valuable experience acting on the sale of stakes in a football club and an international sports channel.

Whether advising on a specific commercial transaction or a larger transformational project, I work closely with clients to understand their businesses and provide commercial legal advice to meet their objectives.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked in the regulatory and competition team at a major television platform, broadcaster and distributor in the UK, in the legal team at a commercial television network in Australia and in the central legal function at a global PR, advertising and marketing group. While at Bird & Bird, I've also spent time on secondment at a company specialising in energy investment. As a result of this varied experience, I've learned the value of clients receiving practical, commercial legal advice and developed a working understanding of a range of businesses in the media, entertainment and sports sector.

  • Providing broadcast regulatory advice for an international content producer and distributor.
  • Advising on the partnership between Eleven Sports and Polsat, which saw Polsat become a strategic partner of Eleven in the Polish market.
  • Negotiating the terms of a partnership and IP licensing agreement for an early stage company with an AI solution.
  • Advising on a suite of production agreements relating to a series of short films for a multi-national corporation.
  • Advising on the sale of a stake in Leeds United Football Club to the San Francisco 49ers.
  • I worked on the appeal by Merck KGaA to the Court of Appeal in the case of Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme and others [2017] EWCA Civ 1834, a landmark case in England and Wales relating to breach of contract and trade mark infringement.
Education
  • BPP Law School, LPC
  • The University of Manchester, LLM, Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Nottingham, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2018