Ed is a Partner in the Commercial group and advises on all aspects of commercial contracts and intellectual property.
His focus is on providing the firm’s corporate and entrepreneur clients with advice on their key business and operational contracts and, in particular, high-value services agreements, joint-venture arrangements, and brand protection, data protection and rights exploitation.
Ed has particular experience in acting for clients in the entertainment and media sector, including a number of leading global rights-owners, sports bodies and entertainers, and advising on a broad range of contracts within the media and sports industries, including live events. He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate team on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial franchising across a range of sectors.
Before qualifying as a solicitor in the City, Ed worked in the music industry and founded his own production company, winning a MOBO award for best producer and producing several platinum records, including with Seal and Shola Ama.
Ed contributes to Copinger and Skone James on Copyright and is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review.