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Caroline Young


Caroline advises clients on a wide range of commercial matters, specialising in intellectual property and technology.



Caroline specialises in commercial contracts, with a particular focus on technology and intellectual property. She works with clients across a broad range of sectors, from TMT and FinTech to life sciences, retail and insurance. Caroline has considerable experience working on the commercialisation of IP and a broad range of technology contracts, including complex licensing and distribution models, development, support and other IT services agreements, IP strategies and exploitation, procurement and outsourcing. Caroline also advises on data protection, consumer law and e-commerce.

Caroline 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.
  • Advising clients in the retail, finance and real estate markets on their respective digital transformation projects; assisting with drafting and strategy throughout the various phases of the project lifecycle, from analysis, scope and design to build and implementation.
  • Drafting research and development agreements, involving complex IP allocation advice, in international drug discovery and development collaborations.
  • Advising on major long-term NHS contracts for provision of our client’s full-service document management services, which incorporated a critical subcontracting arrangement with a leading supplier of electronic document management software for the healthcare industry.
  • Drafting a complex outsourcing agreement for the global roll-out of a new mobile voice recording solution for our investment bank client, and advising on the associated regulations.
  • Drafting services agreements for our charity client in connection with its collaboration with major insurance companies, on a worldwide scale, for implementation of its proprietary health technology targeted at type 2 diabetes sufferers. 
  • Drafting complex licence agreements regarding an extensive patent portfolio (relating to waste gasification technology) for a government funded institution, linking the licensing arrangements to enforcement of security, providing strategic advice on royalty arrangements, and formulating valuation methodologies.

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