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Allen & Overy LLP
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E1 6AD
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  Jim Ford



Jim has a broad commercial practice, focused on technology-rich sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, IT and media. He specialises in non-contentious intellectual property and information technology law. Jim brings strategic and commercial IP and IT advice to M&A, corporate and finance transactions including advising on several joint ventures, long-term collaboration and licensing agreements. Jim also has experience advising on other arrangements for the exploitation of IP, including advertising and sponsorship agreements, and taking security over IP.

Clients appreciate his “ability to quickly understand complex commercial situations and come up with solutions that are practical.” Chambers UK 2017

“Jim Ford is well known for handling market-changing corporate transactions, commercial agreements and strategy.” Chambers UK 2016

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons), Jurisprudence, Hertford College, Oxford University, 1995

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