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Browne Jacobson enhances London commercial team with new partner appointment

12 September 2013

Browne Jacobson has appointed Alex Watt as a partner in its London commercial team. He joins Browne Jacobson from boutique intellectual property law firm Redd where he was a senior solicitor.

Prior to joining Redd in 2011, Alex spent three years at US firm Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP having qualified with Manches LLP in 2005. He will work closely with Fiona Carter, head of Browne Jacobsons Advertising and Marketing practice.

Alex has a broad range of expertise in the media and entertainment sector, having worked on secondment with the BBC, the Telegraph Media Group, and Universal Pictures International Entertainment, as well as advising international brands and advertising agency clients. Alexs non-contentious experience includes advising clients on complex commercial agreements often with a large IP component, publishing agreements, data protection, privacy advice, software development agreements and licensing whilst his contentious expertise includes: defamation, trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off and breach of contract.

Alexs appointment brings the number of partners in the firms London office to 11 and he joins a 30-plus strong national commercial practice whose clients include, amongst others, major UK and international brands ranging from fashion and luxury goods houses and retailers to major manufacturers and universities including Mace, Musion Systems Limited, St Andrews Healthcare, Irving Picard (Trustee for the Bernard Madoff fraud litigation) and Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK.

Declan Cushley, Head of Commercial at Browne Jacobson, said:

"Alex is a first rate commercial IP lawyer and his appointment is an important hire for us in the capital as we seek to further strengthen that office in a number of key sectors. His extensive experience in the media, entertainment, marketing and advertising sectors will be a real asset as we seek to service our growing client base and attract new business in these strategically important areas."

The firm can also announce that Birmingham IP lawyer Giles Parsons will also relocate to the firms London office.

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