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 more than 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 to a variety of regulatory investigations and inquiries. His practice encompasses proceedings brought before a variety of venues, including the UK High Court and domestic and international tribunals, as well as regulatory processes around the world. 

Additionally, Mr. Felstead has particular experience in relation to data protection, defamation, and breach of confidence/privacy. Mr. Felstead regularly advises individuals and companies on data protection and reputation management issues.

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Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
  • BA (Hons), University of Cambridge