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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.

Recherche

Bureau

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professionnelles

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Académiques

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

Distinction

News & insights

Allen & Overy sur la mise en place du véhicule Transition Evergreen

News: 11 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy sur la mise en place du véhicule Transition Evergreen

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé la société de gestion Aqua Asset Management sur les aspects réglementaires liés à la gestion d’actifs dans le cadre de l’absorption (reverse IPO) par la société…

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News: 04 JUNE 2021

A&O conseille Eurazeo sur la cession de sa participation dans Planet à Advent International

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé le groupe d'investissement Eurazeo dans le cadre de la signature d’un accord pour la cession de sa participation dans Planet, acteur mondial des solutions de paiement,…

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Allen & Overy conseille J.P. Morgan Asset Management Real Estate

News: 27 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy conseille Advent International sur la cession de sa participation dans Circet

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé le fonds d’investissement Advent International dans le cadre de son entrée en négociation exclusive avec Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) en vue de la cession de sa…

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News: 25 MAY 2021

A&O sur l’investissement de Swiss Life Asset Managers dans Altitude Infrastructure THD (AITHD)

Allen & Overy a conseillé Swiss Life Asset Managers, gérant d’actifs et gestionnaire immobilier institutionnel leader en Europe, dans le cadre de l’acquisition d’une prise de participation minoritaire…

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