Ian Felstead, Global Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, advises clients on a variety of commercial litigation and regulatory disputes, with a particular focus on the media, technology, and sports industries.
Mr. Felstead draws on nearly two decades of experience navigating complex and high-profile disputes to achieve clients’ business objectives. He regularly advises many of the world’s leading companies in the media, technology, and sports industries on high-value, multijurisdictional issues.
Combining sophisticated industry knowledge and practical problem solving, Mr. Felstead handles a diverse range of commercial disputes — from breach of contract claims and intellectual property disputes to allegations of misconduct and internal investigations. His practice encompasses proceedings brought before a variety of venues, including the High Court and domestic and international tribunals, as well as specialist tribunals such as the UK Copyright Tribunal.
Additionally, Mr. Felstead advises clients on a wide-range of regulatory and public law matters, including acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in judicial review proceedings. He also has particular experience in media litigation, including in relation to data protection, defamation, and breach of confidence/privacy. Mr. Felstead regularly advises individuals and companies on reputation management issues.