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Jim Ford

Partner

London

Ford Jim
Jim Ford

Partner

London

Jim has a broad commercial practice, focused on technology-rich sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, IT and media.

Jim 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.

Jim is Co-head of Allen & Overy's global Life Sciences sector group and is Chair of A&Out (Allen & Overy's LGBT Network)

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Asahi Group on IP, transitional services and commercial contracts aspects of its EUR7.30bn acquisition of the Central & Eastern European business of SABMiller by way of auction.
  • Marks and Spencer on its 50/50 joint venture with Ocado Group. Under the terms of the transaction, M&S will acquire a 50% stake in an existing Ocado entity and, from completion, operate Ocado's UK retail business.

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Standort

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifikationen

Fachlich

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Akademisch

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

LPC (Distinction), Oxford Institution of Legal Practice, 1996

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising Stonewall on the recently passed Turing's Law which pardoned gay men for historic outlawed homosexual acts
  • Advising Queer Britain (the UK's first LGBT+ museum) on sponsorship arrangements

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