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We are Mishcon Future

We work with clients at every stage of the innovation life cycle, from the technology transfer functions of our leading universities and research institutes, to early-stage companies through their growth and acquisition, to scale-ups and on into multi-national corporates seeking to stay relevant and challenge convention. Our mission is to shape a better world through innovation, creating value for our clients and for society.

Fuelling this mission is our understanding of the Innovation Equation. Every innovator has a fundamental problem to solve or opportunity to realise. In an equation this is called “x”. We believe the keys to unlocking “x” and achieving innovation are: leadership, expertise and risk. We help innovators become stronger leaders by sharing expertise gained from our years of experience in the innovation space and by helping them to embrace and navigate risk.

Solving the Innovation Equation enables the creation of value in businesses of all sizes: economic value which drives investor and shareholder returns, societal value which creates tangible change that people can feel.

Who we help

We are embedded in the innovation ecosystem which includes founders, VCs and other investors, accelerators, universities and other professional innovation specialists. On average annually we are involved in up to 25% of all UK early-stage funding from seed to series B.

Our scale-up experience focuses on advising founders, entrepreneurs and management teams. For all of these stakeholders the line between business and personal is often complex. Our mission is to understand their aspirations and concerns, to guard their interests and to steer transactions through to successful conclusions.

We recognise the central importance of protecting and leveraging intellectual property to in innovative businesses . Our global business experience includes resolving high stakes, high profile, complex disputes. We have acted in some of the most significant and influential disputes across intellectual property, data, competition and fraud. Our work includes cross-border patent and infringement actions and trademarks, design and copyright litigation involving household brands and famous designs.

We work closely with MDR Group companies including digital transformation specialists MDRxTech, and MDR Brand Management, our award-winning global brand management business. We also work with MDR Lab, Mishcon's in-house accelerator and with the firm's data science team. We are located in the UK's leading innovation hubs of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and in Asia's key hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong.

By solving the Innovation Equation, we deliver financial value for shareholders and founders, and by helping to address society's biggest challenges we deliver on our mission to shape a better world. 

What we do

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Below are just some of the services Mishcon Future provides.

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

We have extensive experience in advising emerging technology, life sciences and digital health businesses.



The services provided by our Brands group embrace the full life cycle of a brand, from creation through to protection and enforcement.


Mergers & Acquisitions

Successful M&A work is an end-to-end operation: identifying opportunities, initiating negotiations and guiding through a successful transaction.


Intellectual Property Disputes

Our IP disputes group is especially well known for its range of expertise in the field of enforcement.


Life Sciences

We focus on patent, regulatory, major contract, insurance and competition law disputes across the life sciences sector.


Betting & Gaming

We combine a full-service offering with deep sector knowledge that enables us to help our clients navigate challenges and harness opportunities.


Commercial Contracts

We are not lawyers that sit on the fence, we provide commercial and strategic advice often on innovative and complex arrangements.


Private Equity  

Whether you are facing an approach or starting a process, you can draw on our wealth of commercial experience, including our market leading employment, tax, benefits and disputes groups.


Key Contacts

Jeremy Hertzog

Partner, Chair of Innovation

Kevin McCarthy

Partner, Chair of Corporate

Ed Turner

Partner, Chair of Mishcon Future

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