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Mishcon de Reya boosts Innovation practice with new partner hire

Posted on 11 July 2024

Mishcon de Reya has announced that Robert Griffiths has joined the firm as a partner in its Innovation department.

Robert specialises in helping clients to resolve their most complex and business critical technology disputes. His clients are the suppliers and users of technology, as well as start-ups and scale-ups looking to commercialise technology products and solutions or disrupt markets through innovative use of new technologies.

He primarily assists clients with contractual and tortious claims relating to the provision of IT and outsourcing projects, but he also has significant experience of acting in corporate disputes, cross-border joint venture disputes and claims involving the sale and purchase of businesses, including breach of warranty disputes and disputes over valuations and earn outs. Robert has worked with clients across a wide ranges of sectors including IT and outsourcing, life sciences and healthcare, digital media, telecoms, retail and e-commerce and financial services (particularly in relation to Fintech, e-money and mobile payments).

Robert also brings significant international experience having been involved in cases with parties based in the US, the Middle East, India, West Africa, Central Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands), Scandinavia and the Baltics.

Robert is an active member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) and ITech Law, and regularly attends and speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the world on a wide range of technology law issues.

Jeremy Hertzog, Partner and Chair of the Innovation department at Mishcon de Reya, said:

We could not be more delighted that Robert has agreed to join us as a partner. Technology is at the heart of everything we do and Robert’s experience in serving technology clients is second to none. Many of Robert’s recent cases have involved business-critical subject matter, and the future of his clients’ businesses has been highly dependent on the outcome so we are delighted that he will bring this considerable expertise to our existing capabilities and strengths across the innovation department.”

Robert Griffiths added:

I am delighted to have agreed to join Mishcon de Reya as a partner in their top-tier innovation team. The teams within the Innovation department at Mishcon de Reya are widely recognised as being at the top of their game by the legal industry and the firm has a richly deserved reputation for being highly focused on meeting the needs of clients across a diverse range of sectors and for being a litigation and dispute resolution powerhouse. As businesses continue to invest more heavily in cutting-edge technology solutions, the disputes that can arise become more valuable and complex, so it is more important than ever that disputes that arise are dealt with as effectively as possible. I could not be more pleased to bring my experience and expertise to Mishcon to do just that, and to build on the firm’s significant reputation with technology clients."

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