Nick is our International Head of Tech, Media & Comms. He is an advertising and marketing law specialist and also regularly advises on data protection, online regulatory and gambling issues.
He leads Osborne Clarke’s dedicated ad law team. Directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners consistently identify Nick as a leading individual for advertising law, and Legal 500 also cites him for gambling advice. He is listed in Super Lawyers for Technology, Media and Communications work.
His practice covers a wide range of advertising-related issues, including handling ASA cases, advising on agency/client agreements, copy advice, prize promotions, pricing claims, sponsorship arrangements, talent agreements, comparative advertising, branded content, media/agency deals, ambush marketing, regulatory lobbying, advertiser compliance review processes, data protection law compliance, social media, behavioural advertising and adtech/programmatic buying issues.
Much of his work is for digital/media clients, but he also regularly advises brands in other sectors, including food and drink, automotive, financial services, retail, leisure, consumer goods and luxury brands.
Nick joined Osborne Clarke as a trainee in 1994 and became a partner at the firm in 2001; alongside his day job, Nick is also a member of the UK’s Advertising Law Group and on the editorial board of E-Commerce Law and Policy. Nick is a regular contributor to specialist marketinglaw blog, which he co-founded.
Advised in relation to advertising and online regulatory issues in UK and Europe.
Advised on all aspects of its sponsorship of, and media rights relating to, the high-profile BT London Live concerts
Advised in relation to various trade
mark oppositions in the UK trade
mark registry and at OHIM
Advised on the anti-ambush marketing legislation put in place for London 2012 in relation to various promotional activities during the torch relay