Quentin Golder

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Quentin joined Birketts in 2012 and is a Partner in our Commercial and Technology Team.

He advises clients on a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters, including research and development agreements, distribution and agency contracts, IP licensing, joint ventures, supplies of goods and services, software licensing and maintenance agreements, and software as a service arrangements. In addition Quentin also advises early stage technology clients in relation to business angel and venture capital funding, as well as share option arrangements.

Quentin’s practice focuses particularly on the digital and life sciences sectors, with a considerable amount of his work involving cross border transactions.

Examples of recent work includes:

• Advising a provider of synthetic antibodies on the licensing of certain of its technology to a US pharma company.

• Assisting a national plant science research institute on a range of matters including the commercial licensing of its IP, and the establishment of a software as a service model for providing digital crop management services to customers.

• Advising a provider of computational solutions for drug discovery, on the establishment of a joint venture for the combination of the joint venturers’ respective technology for the provision of an online solution for customers.

• Assisting a provider of equipment, software and consumables to the life sciences sector, on its US distribution arrangements.
Quentin is based in our Cambridge office.

Quentin is based in our Cambridge office.

Quentin is dual qualified, in New Zealand and England, and previously worked for one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. He holds a BA, LLB, LLM (Hons) all from Victoria University, Wellington, NZ and a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol. He qualified as a Solicitor in England in March 1999.

Quentin is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024] for his corporate and commercial and IT and telecommunications work. Clients in this edition say: “We have dealt with Quentin Golder for a number of years and find him very approachable and easy to work with. We really value his input”.

Clients in an earlier edition say “‘Quentin Golder was an exceptional partner, both in terms of providing highly effective and efficient legal services and as a close and valued advisor to the company over many years. He combines tremendous depth of knowledge in a wide array of areas (commercial contracts, corporate governance and M&A) with a pragmatic results-oriented approach.” Another adds “He provided exceptional support throughout the contract drafting and negotiation process. During negotiations he was strong and clear, tenacious and always aiming for the best possible outcome for our business. During contract legal meetings he always spoke with authority and experience but was always pleasant to maintain a good atmosphere in the meeting. We were glad that we had Quentin on our side and were very satisfied with the final negotiated outcome.”

Quentin is ranked by Chambers [UK 2024]. Sources in a previous edition say “He understands the market, is pragmatic and finds solutions.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo
Quentin Golder Chambers logo 2024

We have dealt with Quentin Golder for a number of years and find him very approachable and easy to work with. We really value his input.

Legal 500 [UK 2024]

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