Commercial and Intellectual Property

The success of any business will be very closely linked to the quality of the contracts it enters into. Good contracts will ensure that a business secures its assets and income, and protects it from unexpected or unwanted liability.

Coffin Mew’s Commercial & Intellectual Property team negotiates and structures all types of commercial agreements to serve our clients’ business needs. The agreements and arrangements that we negotiate and prepare are as varied and diverse as our client base and the industries in which our clients operate.

Our lawyers help to ensure compliance with Commercial Contracting, Competition Law, Data Protection and Intellectual Property. The team is recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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An ‘excellent firm with a good breadth of capabilities across their IT and telecoms team’, Coffin Mew LLP has been heavily involved recently with advising clients operating consumer services platforms on how to accommodate changes under the Second Payment Services Directive. The team has also devised a structured audit process to help compliance with the GDPR. ‘Extremely knowledgeable’ practice head Mark O’Halloran advises clients on the full spectrum of non-contentious IT matters, from outsourcing, e-commerce solutions and data sharing to contracts, agreements and licensing matters. Senior associate Rebecca West joined the team from Ageas (UK) in January 2017, taking the lead on GDPR compliance initiatives.

Legal 500, 2019

The IP team at the ‘excellent, responsive and value for money’ Coffin Mew LLP is headed by Mark O’Halloran, who ‘responds quickly, is extremely knowledgeable and can quickly cut to the chase of any matter’. O’Halloran’s client base spans household name food services businesses, agile management consultancies and specialist retail installations. Other key team members are contentious IP expert Ian Dawes and recommended senior associate Rebecca West. Recent highlights include leading a negotiation on behalf of E-Crunch over brand rights and an amicable settlement, and defending voice and video communications specialist DV02 against invalidity proceedings brought by O2 Worldwide.

Legal 500, 2019

Mark O’Halloran has worked with CASCO Europe for 5 years and I have at all times been extremely impressed by his professionalism and knowledge on business matters which have provided my company with an excellent service. Not only has Mark been a great partner in our business but he’s also quickly become part of our extended team here at CASCO. I have always found Mark to be proactive, responsive and attentive to details and this has clearly been reflected by the robust management of the cases he has represented my company on. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone.

Matthew Bubear, CEO, CASCO Europe Ltd

Mark has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of commercial law – contract, tort, corporate, property, employment, tax etc. in both the UK and other jurisdictions. He also has an excellent understanding of the businesses with which he works and the commercial environments in which they operate. This enables him to add value through his work as his advice is legally correct, solution orientated and business focussed.

Chris Kelly, Vice President Europe, Tokyo Electron Europe Ltd

It’s our basic belief that advisers must listen to and engage with clients, adapting to their needs and not taking a one-size fits all approach. That’s why we are delighted to work with Mark. He takes the time he needs to understand us and our goals, he communicates effectively and he works with us to achieve our objectives. He has the Agile vision we prize and a detailed legal insight we trust.

Davina Sirisena, Managing Partner, Agilesphere LLP