Clive is an international-facing commercial and contentious technology lawyer working with Global 100 companies. Clive is trusted by these companies on high-stake matters ranging from first-of-a-kind litigation to technology-rich cross-border transactions. He is particularly experienced working with US tech companies looking to rollout their technology offerings across EMEA and needing support in consumer protection investigations and litigation.
Even for highly complex tech issues for the most sophisticated clients, Clive is rated as providing fast, pragmatic advice with a good UI. He is the only lawyer ever to receive Microsoft’s Law Firm Leader award. He is also a well-respected commentator: his book, Gringras: The Laws of the Internet, now in fifth edition, is the only UK judicially-acclaimed text on the subject. He is on the Editorial Board of Westlaw’s Computer & Telecommunications Law Review. Clive co-wrote the best-selling computer game, Elite, for the ARM-based computer, the Archimedes.
Clive has been called to give evidence to four UK Parliamentary Inquiries on spam, information security, AI and regulation of the Internet. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law and was appointed as a Visiting Associate at Oxford University’s Internet Institute.
- Clive is one of only fourteen globally-recommended lawyers by Who’s Who Legal in all three categories of Information Technology, Telecoms & Media and Data Privacy & Protection
- Clive is ranked in the top thirty Best of the Best Global IT practitioners worldwide by Euromoney’s Expert Guides
- Clive is in the top twenty London Information Technology lawyers ranked by Chambers and Partners.