Lewis Silkin LLP

Giles Crown

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I am Joint Managing Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, heading up the part of the firm focussed on creative, innovative and brand-centric businesses. I specialise in intellectual property, advertising & marketing, entertainment & media, privacy & data protection, consumer & regulatory and defamation & reputation management work, with a particular focus on everything to do with brands. Specialties include Intellectual property, trademarks, copyright, advertising law, brand management and enforcement, media law, defamation, data protection and privacy, confidentiality, regulatory issues, litigation and dispute resolution.


Barrister, Chambers of Richard Rampton QC, 1 Brick Court 1995-00; Head of Legal and Business Affairs, TBWA UK Group, 2000-01; Trustee Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau 2001-08; Partner, Lewis Silkin 2003 became Head of Department in 2008, Divisional Managing Partner in 2016 and Joint Managing Partner in 2019. Co-opted member of Membership Board of The Law Society. Became trustee of Internet Watch Foundation in 2019.

Professional Memberships

Law Society (co-opted member of The Membership Board), Advertising Lawyers Group, Branded Content Marketing Association, British Brands Group, CEDR accredited mediator, Solicitor advocate.


'Advertising Law and Regulation', 2nd Edition, Bloomsbury Professional 2011.


St Paul's School, Barnes, Jesus College, Cambridge and University College London. Interests include running, theatre and looking after three children.