John specialises in commercial law and in providing regulatory advice on intellectual property rights, consumer facing law and broadcasting regulation. He has particular expertise within the digital media sector and specialises in the legal and commercial issues applying to the digital media industry, particularly relating to technology, consumer devices, and the exploitation of rights and, increasingly, data.
John helps companies in this fast moving and challenging sector identify and tackle all legal issues that they face. His varied client base comes from all parts of the value chain and this enables him to give comprehensive and holistic advice across the sector. His clients include broadcasters, content producers, aggregators, online stores, platforms, consumer device manufacturers and SAAS providers as well as ‘non-media’ clients who are looking to enter this space for the first time.
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in October 2012, he spent 2 years as an in house lawyer at YouView as Head of Legal, which he joined as an unincorporated start-up and saw through to the launch of its hybrid DTT/IPTV platform.