Kirsty Watkins

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Kirsty Watkins is an associate in the Corporate Department of the firm’s London office and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice. Ms. Watkins has broad experience advising a range of international clients on intellectual property, commercial and technology law matters, including in the US and Australia. Ms. Watkins has particular experience handling intellectual property matters.

Ms. Watkins advises on:

  • IP matters (contentious and non-contentious)
  • Intellectual property licensing arrangements
  • IP and commercial contract aspects of M&A transactions and financing arrangements
  • Technology transactions
  • Outsourcing and technology procurement
  • Privacy and data protection

Ms. Watkins’ representative matters include advising:

  • A large American networking company on the IP and commercial contract aspects of several strategic acquisitions*
  • A novel medical device manufacturer on its supply and distribution agreements with major US health organizations*
  • A major multinational company in a large-scale Australian-based patent dispute against its major competitor in water treatment technology*
  • A large international sporting organization on ambush marketing issues relating to its sporting events*
  • A major global online retailer on data protection and cloud computing issues*
  • Various emerging companies on their initial commercial contract requirements, eCommerce obligations and online agreements*
  • Various software companies on SaaS and software licensing agreements*
  • Various well-known consumer brands in relation to brand protection and trademark enforcement*
  • Various biotechnology companies on intellectual property licensing agreements* 

* Matter handled prior to joining the firm

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