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Waterfront Solicitors LLP

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Managing Partners: Piers Strickland & Matthew Harris
Number of partners: 7
Other fee-earners: 14

Intellectual Property:
Piers Strickland, Matthew Harris
Commercial Contracts: Alison Berryman, Jean-Marc Pettigrew
Corporate: Matthew Cunningham, Angus Young
Employment: Anthony Purvis

THE FIRM Waterfront Solicitors was one of the first tech law firms to be set up over a decade ago. It has established itself as a highly successful niche IP/IT law firm, with a strong track record in the tech sector.

Intellectual Property: 40%
Commercial Contracts: 30%
Corporate: 20%
Employment: 10%

Intellectual Property: The team has extensive experience helping protect, manage, exploit, enforce and defend IP rights - dealing with both contentious and non-contentious work.
Commercial Contracts: The team negotiates all manner of commercial contracts, and is well known for its expertise within the IT/technology sector. Other areas of expertise include advising on data protection and in particular, GDPR.
Corporate: The team advises on establishing businesses, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, but is best known for advising entrepreneurs and investors in relation to venture capital investments in early-stage technology companies.
Employment: The team provides employment and HR expertise to a spectrum of businesses — from SMEs to multi-national employers.