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Gareth is a Partner who specialises in IT, IP and Energy law.

He acts for a variety of companies within the IT, bio-tech and energy sectors, from multinationals through to well-funded European and US start-up enterprises. Gareth provides advice on their day to day and longer term strategic business issues.

Gareth has completed numerous secondments with client companies and has experience in fronting transactions on behalf of clients during pre- and post-contract negotiations.

He has extensive experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters in the IT, bio-tech and energy sectors including:

  • software licensing and development
  • maintenance / support
  • consulting services
  • implementation projects
  • outsourcing
  • reseller / agency relationships
  • data protection compliance
  • structuring of joint ventures
  • advising on IT, bio-tech and energy-related regulatory issues
  • project finance and related ancillary corporate matters

 

Experience

Gareth’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a software company on a multi-million pound software development agreement with a utility company
  • Acting for a software company on a multi-million pound software development agreement with a tobacco company
  • Acting for a software company on a multi-million pound software licence agreement with an international mining operation
  • Acting for an Irish start-up company in respect of an application service provision agreement in the gambling sector
  • Acting for a start-up company in respect of a SaaS website hosting solution, including establishing contracts to cover the roll-out of the service through reseller channels
  • Acting for an ERP consulting company in a multi-million pound dispute with a customer relating to an implementation project
  • Acting for a public sector body in the procurement of mission-critical software with significant data protection aspects
  • Advising for a waste-to-energy developer on its growth strategy and fund raising issues
  • Advising a start-up company on a portfolio of battery storage projects
  • Advising an IT company on seed funding options and share schemes
  • Advising an IT company on funding options in respect of its first equity investment
  • Advising on the implications of the feed-in tariff regime and related commercial opportunities
  • Advising a technology provider on the viability of waste stream options in relation to a bio-ethanol project
  • Advising a developer in respect of multiple AD sites
  • Advising a solar p.v. company on contracting issues relating to a residential rooftop scheme

Memberships / Networks

Society for Computers and the Law

Society for Computers and the Law

University Ambassador

Leeds Digital

Board Member

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Independent verdict

  • "Gareth ‘gives very commercially aware advice with an excellent grasp of the clients and the fields in which they operate."

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