Tony is a senior associate in our IP and technology group. He advises on a wide range of IP and data issues, including IP and data-driven transactions, standalone IP licensing and commercial agreements, data breaches, digital transformation projects, and the data privacy aspects of new technologies. He has a particular focus on the technology, consumer, and retail sectors.
He has been seconded to clients in the consumer electronics and financial services sectors.
Advising ZPG on its acquisition of Confused.com and European insurance-focused comparison platforms from the Admiral group.
Advising London Stock Exchange Group on its sale of Borsa Italiana to Euronext.
Advising AB InBev on its sale of Carlton & United Breweries to the Asahi group, its £78.4bn merger with SABMiller – for which the Freshfields IP team won Managing IP’s Firm of the Year 2017 (IP Transactional – Europe) – and the related sales of the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime businesses to the Asahi group.
Advising CPPIB on its investment for a 30 per cent. stake in BGL group, the operator of comparethemarket.com and LesFurets.com.
Advising General Atlantic on the acquisition of a stake of approximately 21 per cent. stake in Gymshark, the fitness and apparel brand.
Advising JAB on its acquisition of PAM Group Limited, the owner of Pret a Manger, from Bridgepoint, PAM Group Limited’s majority owner, and other minority shareholders.
Advising Qatar Holding LLC on its sale of Harrods Bank Limited to, and its investment in, Tandem Money Limited, a digital challenger bank.
Advising Marriott on the global (ex-US) response to the Starwood data incident.
Advising Coty on its strategic long term exclusive licence of the Burberry brand for fragrances and make-up, winner of 'Deal of the Year' at the Luxury Law Summit 2017.