Waterfront has once again been ranked by Chambers and Partners UK Legal Guide as a leading firm in its field.
The just-published 2023 edition of Chambers classes Waterfront as an elite firm and praises its intellectual property and private equity capabilities and three of its solicitors.
Chambers focuses on Waterfront’s achievements in the technology and creative sectors and its experience handling High Court and IPEC proceedings. It highlights the firm’s trade mark, copyright, database and patent disputes work and the advice it provides on commercial IP strategy.
Waterfront’s Joint Heads of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, Matthew Harris and Piers Strickland, and partner Matthew Cunningham are all ranked as notable practitioners by Chambers.
Chambers says: ” Matthew Harris has vast experience handling trade mark litigation for clients in a wide range of industries. He regularly handles infringement and passing-off matters and is also experienced in copyright and patent disputes.”
It also calls him an “innovative copyright thinker’’ and “a very bright lawyer’’.
The guide calls Piers Strickland a litigator and seasoned solicitor advocate noted for his representation of media, entertainment and technology companies in disputes involving all core rights. It adds that he “has an excellent sense of where the cases are going and is very good at communicating with the clients’’.
Chambers emphasises Matthew Cunningham’s expertise in venture capital investment matters and his client-friendly manner.
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