Legal Counsel

Commercial and IT

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Legal Counsel

Commercial and IT

Expertise

Sarah is an experienced commercial, IT and IP lawyer who has worked within large media and technology companies providing business focused legal and commercial advice in the intellectual property, media, technology and data protection fields. Her expertise includes advising clients, drafting and negotiating complex commercial and technology contracts including software development and licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, mobile app agreements, website terms, terms for the supply of goods and services, distribution agreements, content licensing, IP licences and assignments and data protection advice and policies.

Sarah has strong legal and commercial skills and experience analysing complex legal issues, considering and advising on the risks involved and the options and solutions available using excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Sarah is a trusted legal and business advisor who develops and maintains strong relationships with clients and provides those clients with clear advice taking into account their commercial requirements.

Sarah Advises

  • Large media and technology companies
  • PLCs
  • SMEs and technology startups

Experience Highlights

  • Drafting and negotiating complex carriage agreements with third party platforms for the distribution of linear and on-demand content.
  • Advising a client and negotiating distribution agreements for virtual reality and 360º content.
  • Negotiating agreement with social media platforms for distribution of content within their services.
  • Advising a client and negotiating a multinational agreement dealing with product tracking and tracing, authentication and digital volume verification technologies.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the distribution of apps on various third party technology devices.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the syndication and distribution of news channels worldwide.
  • Negotiating a complex licensing agreement with the provider of a technology patent pool.
  • Advising a client on becoming an FSA insurance intermediary and negotiating the relevant provision of services agreement with the insurance provider.

Career History

 Previous Law Firms

  • Allen & Overy LLP

Previous Businesses

  • BBC
  • British American Tobacco
  • Sky UK Limited
  • Business Software Alliance

 

Education

  • Sky Manager HD, 6 day Institute of Leadership and Management certificate
  • University of Bristol, Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • The College of Law, York, LPC and CPE
  • University of Leicester, BA (Hons) Geography

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com