Nick is an intellectual property (IP), commercial and digital specialist. He uses creative and long term thinking to help businesses identify, protect and maximise the value of their IP and data.
Nick’s experience spans many areas including brand protection, e-commerce, broadcasting, esports, gaming, data protection, AI and blockchain, crypto assets and NFTs. Alongside his expertise in sports, as one of the firm’s key lifestyle lawyers, Nick works extensively across the entertainment, leisure, fashion and food and beverage industries.
Nick advises governing bodies like FIFA and the ATP and businesses such as Rapha and Honest Burgers. He also has a strong practice advising high profile individuals and has advised Sir Mo Farah, Timo Werner and Sir Clive Woodward.
Nick co-wrote the UK chapter of the book "Sports Image Rights in Europe" and the chapter on social tokens in the Law Society’s Blockchain: Legal & Regulatory Guidance (Second Edition). He is a former director of the British Association for Sport and the Law. Nick has been recommended by the Chambers and Partners, Legal500, World Trademark Review, IP Stars and Who's Who directories.
Nick is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advised Hong Kong-listed Symphony Holdings Limited on the $28 million disposal of its Pony international footwear brand, in part to Iconix Brand Group and in part to a new joint venture between Symphony and Iconix.
- Advised the Great Run company on the disposal of the GREAT RUN brand in Europe and the formation of a joint venture to exploit the brand in the rest of the world.
- Counsels global sports governing bodies such as FIFA, the ITF and the ATP on various different commercial, data and IP issues.