Success in the Technology and Telecoms sector demands a legal partner with the experience and knowledge to advise across increasingly diverse areas of law.
The Keystone team has an awareness of developments in technology which is combined with a deep understanding of related business issues and the associated challenges that our clients face. Fresh thinking and a proven track record of success are the hallmarks of this team and our advice on how to navigate the increasing convergence of telecoms and technology is particularly highly prized. From resolving disputes to advising on how to maximise business advantage, we find innovative ways to help our clients evolve and grow whilst maximising their opportunities and minimising their risk.
Lawyers in this team regularly draw on the skills and advice of colleagues in litigation, corporate, tax, employment and competition to provide a fully cohesive service.
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Vanessa is a commercial lawyer who helps clients who are using technology to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things. She has supported clients from household-name global brands to nimble start-ups do this for over 15 years, across goods, services and digital.
Carolyn has a wealth of experience in company/commercial law and specialist skills in IT law and data privacy. She has a proactive approach and provides business-focused solutions on a broad range of commercial and corporate transactional matters and helps companies to address compliance issues particularly in regard to data privacy.
Lucy is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise in digital media, technology, e-commerce and digital publishing. Her specialisms include the development and publication of apps, games and websites; social media publishing; digital magazines; the digital distribution of content; online partnerships/affiliate deals; and the sale of physical, digital and virtual goods via websites and apps.
Gillian is an IT, intellectual property and commercial lawyer who advises on commercial arrangements and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property. She has extensive experience in technology, digital media and marketing services contracts and particular expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, software development and licensing and issues affecting online businesses.
Simon specialises in online financial services, e-commerce and IT. His clients include e-money, gift card and payment services providers, online peer-to-peer finance platforms, crowd-investment firms and a cloud-based content delivery network.
Jimmy is a commercial lawyer specialising in Internet and technology law, data protection, intellectual property, commercial contracts, and IP/IT in M&A transactions. Jimmy has worked for a range of high-profile clients including BT, Royal Mail, AIG, lastminute.com, Shazam, and Surrey Satellite Technology
Lyndsay, who retrained as a lawyer following a career as a Commercial Manager within a PLC, has broad-ranging commercial experience.
Lucy is a consultant in the intellectual property team. She has extensive experience of advising on all intellectual property (IP) and related rights.
Anna is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer with excellent in-depth experience gained from 10 years in private practice at Osborne Clarke and previously through running her own business. She specialises in advising on media and technology transactions.
An experienced intellectual property and information technology solicitor, Maureen works across a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, technology, education, travel, media and entertainment.
Clare is an experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in telecoms and technology transactions. She has typically worked on strategic, complex and high-value negotiations, often involving an international element, and has significant experience advising senior management teams. Clare qualified at Osborne Clarke in 1999 where she then worked as a corporate solicitor. Before joining Keystone, she worked for 10 years in-house at Motorola.
Ian is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in corporate finance, advising on flotations (LSE and AIM), takeovers and fund raising of all types, including rights issues and placings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and resolution of shareholder disputes.
Anna is an experienced commercial solicitor specialising in telecoms, internet and IT matters. She has an efficient and proactive approach and provides business-focused solutions. In addition to spending some time in private practice, Anna has held various senior in-house roles including Head of Legal at both Easynet and AboveNet.
Anthony is an established commercial, intellectual property and technology lawyer, specialising in both contract negotiation and litigation. He advises SMEs and institutional clients across sectors that include software and technology, tech start-ups, media, disruptive music businesses, fashion, schools, charities and cultural institutions.
Sarah is a commercial contracts and IP lawyer with a particular specialism in the Technology, Media and Data Protection sector.
James is a lawyer with over 20 years' experience of successfully resolving international and domestic commercial disputes through negotiation, mediation, expert determination, arbitration and, when necessary, litigation including the application for or defending of injunction proceedings.
Robert is a commercially focused solicitor specialising in intellectual property law. He spent 10 years in private practice in a music and media firm, before becoming General Counsel for 6 years for a mobile phone manufacturer and a further two years working for TomTom as their IP Counsel.
City trained, Meriel is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising clients from the retail, media, fashion and sport sectors, representing both high-profile designer and household brand names.
Akash is a barrister and has specialised in intellectual property litigation for nearly two decades. As well as providing advice to high-growth technology companies, he has acted for clients across a range of sectors including Research In Motion on patent litigation matters in the English High Court, BSkyB in a case involving the importation of foreign decoder cards, a major defence contractor in a trade secrets arbitration, and a major Chinese telecoms company in proceedings in Hong Kong and China.
Suzy is a commercial and dispute resolution lawyer with particular strength in relation to intellectual property and technology. In addition to her deep private-practice experience, Suzy is also a skilled in-house lawyer, having led the Northern European legal team of FTSE 100 company Reckitt Benckiser.
Sarah is a general commercial lawyer having worked within a number of industry sectors, including manufacturing, IT and telecoms, payroll outsourcing, medical, publishing, media and travel.
Susannah advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law and has regulatory expertise in technology, travel, air transport, financial services and telecommunications.
Emma is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer who specialises in advising media companies on IP production, distribution, exploitation and protection issues. She also advises on commercial contract agreements and privacy matters, with particular expertise in children’s data protection.
Tracy is an experienced commercial lawyer with extensive experience in the technology and telecoms industries, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial transactions and data protection. Tracy has advised on a broad range of complex and high-value matters across the public and private sectors and has held senior strategic positions in a number of technology companies, and before joining Keystone, she worked for seven years in-house at Motorola Solutions.
Nadim is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in equity investments, disposals, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises high-growth companies on venture capital and private equity transactions, including seed and series A, B and C investment rounds, convertible loan note investments, and strategic acquisitions and exits (most recently for Accel Partners, Ventech, and founders of Hassle.com).