Maninder is head of the firm’s intellectual property (IP) and retail, fashion and franchising groups and his main focus is on commercial, retail, media and IP issues including franchising, branding and reputation management.
Maninder previously worked in industry and was on the Board of an international publishing and broadcasting group. He also has extensive experience in developing strategies to deal with the media. He then joined an international luxury fashion department store as legal and human resources director before joining the firm in 2010. He has been involved in numerous high profile cases including the Zeta-Jones, Douglas and OK! v Hello! Magazine and Associated Newspapers v Express Newspapers. Maninder represents many well-known brands in international franchising and licensing, developing international trade mark strategies, enforcing IP rights and protecting reputations and brands. With his unusual mix of legal, human resources and business experience he is able to effectively advise on a broad range of issues. He is regularly interviewed on TV/Radio and speaks at conferences internationally. Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers list and on The Time's panel of experts.
Founder of the Global Retailers Forum. Trustee of Yellow Earth, the East Asian Theatre Company and The Restorative Justice Council.