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Our experts

The TW Tech Focus team work primarily between three locations in the UK: our dedicated Tech City office based at Second Home in Shoreditch, our London office located at New Street Square in the City, and our Cambridge office.

Our dedicated team of experts is listed below. Journalists should contact our PR team in the first instance.

Our experts

Corporate & Venture Capital

Angus Miln

LinkedInAngus Miln  

Angus specialises in venture capital and private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings and advises investors, companies and management teams on a wide variety of venture capital and private equity transactions in the technology sector.

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Howard Palmer

LinkedInHoward Palmer

Howard is a partner in the corporate department and specialises in advising on venture capital investments, for both companies and investors, acquisitions and disposals as well as IPOs, particularly on AIM.  He primarily works with companies in the media, technology and life sciences sectors.

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Adrian Rainey

LinkedInAdrian Rainey

Adrian specialises in M&A and venture capital work in IP-rich industries including software, financial technology and digital media. He advises institutional, corporate and individual investors, as well as companies of all sizes, from start-up through to exit.

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Corporate & Inward Investment

Philip Shepherd

LinkedInPhilip Shepherd

Philip specialises in advising overseas companies, particularly from North America, on M&A, reorganisations, general corporate matters, and the establishment and operation of business in the UK and Europe. Clients include many venture capital backed corporations in the software, mobile, digital media and internet sectors.

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Mark Barron

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Mark is currently based in the US and advises emerging growth and listed technology companies from the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, India, China and Japan on corporate issues, including M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology transfers, distribution and licensing agreements, corporate finance transactions, and establishing, operating and growing businesses in the UK and Europe.  Email Mark

Technology

Glyn Morgan

Glyn Morgan

Glyn specialises in digital media, communications and technology. He focuses on the areas of IT-related projects, privacy and data protection, electronic communications, e-commerce, rights exploitation and licensing, intellectual property rights, hacking and other computer crime, managed services and outsourcing.  He advises on regulatory and contract issues as well as on dispute resolution in these areas.

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Graham Hann

twitterLinkedInGraham Hann

Graham is a partner in the Technology team. Graham previously worked in the software industry and was head of legal at a mobile Internet business.

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Mark Owen

twitterMark Owen

Mark is a leading specialist in intellectual property and information law and counsels and represents clients across a wide range of IP and digital law issues, under both UK and EU laws.

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Chris Jeffery

LinkedInChris Jeffery

Chris specialises in technology matters, especially for North American businesses setting up or partnering in Europe.   Chris helps them negotiate with European partners and customers, advising on the forms of contracts that will work locally and guiding them through the labyrinth of EU regulation, especially in the data protection/privacy area.  

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Sian Skelton

LinkedInSiân Skelton

Siân specialises in all aspects of IT law, with a particular focus on advising start-up companies and North American businesses setting up in Europe. Siân advises on a wide range of commercial matters with an emphasis on IT contractual work, including technology, software and website development, reseller and partnering arrangements and online content and information.

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Employment

Paul Callaghan

twitterLinkedInPaul Callaghan

Paul's practice involves him acting for and providing advice to employers in relation to all aspects of employment and labour law, particularly in relation to the technology, media and financial services sectors. He acts for a wide client base including both UK and many US technology companies.

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Charlie Pring

LinkedInCharlie Pring

Charlie is senior counsel specialising exclusively in corporate immigration work. Charlie helps emerging and established businesses to get visas for key non-EEA staff. He also advises high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs on specialist visas for wealth creators. He has a particular focus on the technology, media and financial services sectors.

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Colin Godfrey

Colin Godfrey

Colin is a senior associate in the Employment, Pensions & Mobility group specialising in all aspects of employment law. His work includes helping clients to comply with the requirements of TUPE, the management of redundancy and restructuring exercises and changing terms and conditions of employment. Email Colin

James Watkins

James Watkins

James Watkins is an associate in the Employment and Pensions Group and specialises in UK employment law. James advises on all aspects of UK employment law, including drafting and negotiating employment contracts, settlement agreements, consultancy agreements, policies and procedures.

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Commercial Disputes

Katie Chandler

Katie Chandler

Katie has broad experience acting for clients in the technology sector, specialising in commercial litigation including contractual disputes, company disputes, shareholder disputes, professional negligence and software disputes.

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Share Options

Ann Casey

LinkedInAnn Casey

Ann is head of incentives and specialises in equity incentive arrangements. She has particular experience in tax aspects of equity structuring in relation to management for a wide range of companies, cross border issues including inward bound start ups, and takeovers, mergers and acquisitions.  

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Anna Humphrey

LinkedInAnna Humphrey

Anna advises on the full range of employee incentive matters. This includes advising companies on setting up and administering both HMRC approved and unapproved employee share schemes and advising on employee benefit trusts. She also advises on related employment tax issues and relevant aspects of corporate transactions

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Tax

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Peter heads up the Corporate Tax group.  He specialises in all aspects of corporate tax and has wide experience of the taxation issues arising in connection with mergers, demergers and acquisitions, inward and outward investment and intellectual property.  Peter also advises on tax-efficient remuneration strategies.   

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Robert Young

LinkedInRobert Young

Robert has over ten years' experience of advising corporate and personal clients on tax planning and structuring and the tax implications of transactions in many fields. Robert has particular expertise in the tax aspects of venture capital (including the EIS and VCT regimes), private equity fund structuring and transactions, and general M&A.

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