About us

The CLIP Board is brought to you by the competition and EU team at Bristows.  We spend a lot of time thinking about the relationship between IP rights and competition law - perhaps because we’re outnumbered by IP lawyers!  Between us, we have over three quarters of a century's experience advising on antitrust issues, much of it in sectors where IP rights are essential in driving competition and innovation.  We hope that you find our competition law blog to be a useful addition to the blogosphere…

Profiles

1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pat Treacy

In the office
Everything that everyone else does (and more - and for more years!): lots of IP and innovation - related issues; private litigation; transactions and corporate deals; mobile phones and pharma. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Travel, music, sport - thinking about a way to multiply the number of hours in every day…


1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rosemary Choueka

We are greatly saddened to announce the untimely death of our partner, Rosie Choueka, at 8.30 am on Tuesday 16th June. For Bristows’ official tribute, please see here.


1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

Sophie Lawrance

In the office
Tech transfer, patent settlements and pools, FRAND, online business models and private litigation. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Reading children’s stories, skiing badly, cycling - off road and on - and Scandi noir.


3/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

Stephen Smith

In the office
Competition law in all its guises: advisory, mergers, distribution, private damages and more. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Taxi service to three children, anything sport related and relaxing with family and friends whenever I can …


1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

Helen Hopson

In the office
FRAND, IP/competition litigation, tech transfer, pharma/biotech collaborations, distribution (including online). For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Adventure sports, travel and good food.


1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

Noel Watson-Doig

In the office
‘The European Project’: from competition, procurement and international trade to state aid law, with a special interest in the communications and healthcare sectors. For more serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Singing (occasionally in tune), water polo, swimming and watching anything on stage.


1/1/1900 12:00:00 AM

Kate Shires

In the office
Litigating techie stuff - private actions, FRAND and SEPs, and interested in the valuation of IP. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Bicycles - for one or two, alto, and flâneur extraordinaire.


1/1/1600 12:00:00 AM

Edwin Bond

In the office
FRAND and SEPs; private litigation; advisory antitrust; and other EU-derived law (e.g. public procurement). For more serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Sport (playing and watching); cinema; and going to modern art exhibitions.


1/1/1500 12:00:00 AM

Aimee Brookes

In the office
Litigating private damages claims and advising on how to avoid private damages claims. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Travel, musicals and searching for restaurants with cheese focused menus.


1/1/1500 12:00:00 AM

Francion Brooks

In the office
Advisory and contentious competition, particularly across the tech, pharma and consumer products sectors. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Interior design, holidays and brunch.


1/1/1400 12:00:00 AM

Matthew Hunt

In the office
TMT litigation; FRAND, SEPs and the competition/IP interface. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Most sports, having a good book on the go, and the weekly struggle to get up early enough for brunch.


1/1/0900 12:00:00 AM

Osman Zafar (Guest Contributor)

In the office
Now a more general in-house lawyer with Oxford University Press, I continue to be fascinated by anything techie or media related, especially the issues arising from emerging/online distribution models. Lots of abuse of dominance, cartel, compliance and merger work in previous incarnations. For other serious stuff, see here.

Elsewhere
Anything cooking, bicycle, camera, Stewart Lee or Nick Cave related.