Paul is a Partner in OC's commercial group and specialises in commercial transactions and regulatory issues relating to the crossover of technology and entertainment.
Paul focusses on the interactive entertainment and digital media sectors. He has extensive experience of the contractual and copyright issues relating to content licensing and distribution through new media platforms and applications, including digital distribution, streaming and web-based services.
In addition, Paul advises on all of the regulatory issues relating to the creation and exploitation of digital entertainment products and services including age ratings, broadcast and telecom regulations, collecting society issues, data privacy, virtual currencies, e-commerce and betting and gaming regulations.
Paul is named by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners' guides to top law firms as one of the UK's leading lawyers in the interactive entertainment industry. He qualified in 1987 and became a partner at his former firm in 1992 before joining Osborne Clarke in 1998.
Represented a small technology company in connection with a significant patent licence and development agreement
Represented Nintendo in connection with a variety of commercial and regulatory issues relating to the launch and development of its 3DS and WiiU games consoles
Represented a new games fund in connection with the preparation of its project documents and a series of project investments
Advised Ukie (the UK trade association for interactive entertainment publishers) in connection with its proposal to Government to facilitate crowdfunding