With over two decades working in the international media, entertainment and sport sector, I'm an enthusiastic collaborator with a wide array of clients on transactions, projects and transformations, often involving technologically-driven change and opportunity.

I've first-hand experience of being client-side as the general counsel and head of corporate development of a FTSE-listed international digital media company. I now work with organisations across commercial, corporate, regulatory and transactional matters.

Clients turn to me not just for technical advice, but informed, thoughtful insight on business and strategic issues. I'm laser-focused on understanding why clients are doing things and ensuring our work is precisely-tuned to helping them achieve their objectives. In every interaction with a client my primary job is to help them answer the simple question: what should I do next?

I'm particularly experienced in assisting entrepreneurial, high-growth, internationalising businesses with commercial partnerships and joint ventures, M&A, change, new markets and models for products and services. A significant part of my work involves emerging technologies.

Over two decades I've advised multinational media organisations to kitchen-table start-ups spanning content creators, broadcasters, OTT platforms, distributors, technology innovators, football clubs, sports and entertainment rights owners and news organisations. Today, brands from well beyond the core media industry turn to me for assistance navigating the use media and technology to engage with consumers.

  • Providence Equity/Bite Communications: advising on regulatory aspects of the acquisition of 15 television channels and media services from MTG Modern Times Group.
  • Leeds United: advising on investment by San Francisco 49ers.
  • Eleven Sports Group: advising on sale of stake in Eleven Sports Poland OTT service to Polsat.
  • Advising global consumer brand on complex advertising and regulatory issues relating to digital content and ecommerce platforms across multiple territories.
  • Working with internaitional digital media company on structuring of cross-border OTT and other digital services.
Education
  • University of Birmingham, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • College of Law, York, LPC
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 2000