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TMT Team of the Year

The winner of this category must demonstrate market-leading commercial or regulatory expertise through advice on a specific, IP, technology or media case or transaction.

Previous Winners / Nominees

Winner

Bird & Bird

Simon Shooter

Advising Ernst & Young on its joint venture with Guardtime to develop the Insurwave platform – the world’s first blockchain for marine insurance – which has the potential to transform the global insurance market.

Nominee

Kemp Little HIGHLY COMMENDED

Chris Hill

The firm was appointed by Nesta, the innovation foundation, to be its sole legal provider for stage two of the Open Up Challenge, which means advising 12 fintech businesses on bringing their products to the market, including authorisation applications to the FCA, regulatory concerns around data usage, IP issues, data protection and commercial contracting.

Nominee

EIP

Gary Moss

Successfully representing Unwired Planet International against Huawei Technologies in a landmark standard essential patent dispute in the Court of Appeal. The case centred on important issues over licensing patents under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

Nominee

Eversheds Sutherland

Charlotte Walker-Osborn

Playing an integral role in bringing ITSO’s secure authentication ticketing technology onto mobile devices. This cutting-edge Internet of Things project is a key part of the government’s £80m programme to bring smart ticketing to the whole of the UK.

Nominee

Pinsent Masons

David Barker

Successfully defending Google against a class action led by the former executive director of Which? magazine. The case, which was backed by £12m of litigation funding, centred on the setting of cookies on Apple’s Safari browser.

Nominee

Powell Gilbert

Tim Powell

Successfully representing Activis in its long-running battle with Pfizer (Warner-Lambert) concerning the blockbuster drug pregabalin. The Supreme Court upheld lower court decisions that Pfizer’s patent for its pain relief product was invalid, leaving it open to substantial financial claims.


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