Dan leads the firm's commercial, intellectual property & technology practice and has significant experience in a wide range of commercial law matters, in particular those relating to software, data, the internet and branding. Dan heads up the firm-wide Technology Sector Group.
Dan regularly leads substantial IT projects relating to technology implementations, outsourcing and software development, often in the financial services, leisure and retail sectors.
A substantial part of his practice includes advising clients on data protection and privacy issues.
Recent work has included advising:
- The Bank Of England on various high-value procurement arrangements
- Global investment banks on technology investments and acquisitions
- Pret A Manger on the acquisition and implementation of a new EPOS system for its entire store portfolio
- BOSE on a complex transfer of international IP rights in its proprietary technology
- Shazam on ad tracking and database ownership issues
- Micro Focus, the UK's largest technology business, on multiple technology and IP matters
- Zoopla on the IP issues relating to web scraping
- Godiva on international franchising arrangements
- The London Stock Exchange on a substantial data processing outsourcing
- Various high street retailers (FatFace, LK Bennett, Office) and insurers (Prudential, AXA) on data protection matters
Dan is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories in which he has been described as "tactically astute" and "a tough negotiator". He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law, the City of London Law Society IP Sub Committee and The Intellectual Property Lawyers' Organisation.