Birketts Corporate and Commercial Team welcomes new technology specialist

01 June 2020

Birketts is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Priest as a Partner in its highly regarded Corporate and Commercial Team.

Andrew is a commercial lawyer with over thirty years' legal experience advising a range of private and public sector clients across commercial law firms in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels. With an MBA from Manchester Business School, Andrew is well-placed to offer advice on commercial and technology related arrangements, projects and deals of all descriptions.

Andrew has significant expertise and experience in the ICT, cleantech and life sciences sectors, specialising in technology and business process outsourcing, technology transfer and licensing, and telecoms projects, both nationally and internationally. As an intellectual property specialist he drafts and negotiates agreements for the commercial exploitation of patents and trade marks, and also advises on a wide range of data protection issues, from GDPR compliance and policies to data security and international data transfers.

Adrian Seagers, Partner and Head of Corporate Services commented: “As knowledge based industries continue to grow, a wide variety of legal issues concerning intellectual property, and technology development, protection and exploitation, become increasingly important. Birketts is excited to further expand our offering in this exciting area, and I have no doubt that Andrew’s appointment will prove to be a significant step towards this goal.”

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “I am delighted to be joining such a well-respected law firm with its focus set firmly on the future. I am particularly looking forward to fresh challenges within a dynamic and innovative commercial environment as well as supporting the growth of Birketts’ technology sector offering.”