Bootlaw is brought to you by a team of lawyers at Pinsent Masons LLP in London.
Thilo is a Senior Associate in the corporate team of Pinsent Masons. As a committed technophile he regularly advises technology start-ups and their investors on corporate finance and corporate issues generally.
Thilo is a native German speaker and a lot of his work has an international flavour (he has also dabbled in Mandarin).
James is an Associate in Pinsent Masons’ Corporate team and is based in London. When James is not at home experimenting with culinary delights or dreaming about whacky inventions, you will find him around and about in the start-up scene. He has led a large number of start up investments acting for both companies and investors. He lives and dreams equity term sheets and has taken over running the popular Minibar term sheet workshop. Possibly the most cosmopolitan member of the Bootlaw team, James is fluent in Spanish and is currently learning German. Contact him in any of these languages at james.paton-philip [at] pinsentmasons.com or go to his profile on LinkedIn to find out more about how he can advise you on term sheets, shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and lots more.
Simon is a Corporate Associate with a pedigree in advising investors and start-ups on early round fundings.
Based at Pinsent Masons London HQ, Simon isn’t one for endless negotiation on unlikely or unimportant issues, and likes to get his deals done on time and on budget. All this adds up to a simple, commercial approach to funding rounds, and making sure all the really important issues are dealt with head on from the start. Give him a call and he’ll happily have a chat about your term sheet, and what you will need to do to secure your funds. Or you can email him on simon.cooper [at] pinsentmasons.com
James is a Solicitor at Pinsent Masons LLP. He specialises in Intellectual Property law, particularly IP disputes.
A former barman and lifeguard, James is experienced at handing out friendly advice and then performing a dramatic rescue when the client ends up in deep water (having ignored earlier advice)… He now advises online businesses on all kinds of IP-related issues. These range from cybersquatting and AdWord disputes to domain name disputes, trade mark infringements and copyright issues. He works with clients in pre-action stages of disputes and has worked on cases which have gone all the way to the Court of Appeal. He has also lectured widely about the commercial benefits and legal risks of businesses engaging with social media.
It took James about a year to convince himself of the value of Twitter, but he has now does so and you can follow him @james_sweeting and through his LinkedIn page. Email: james.sweeting [at] pinsentmasons.com.
Angus is an Associate in the Information, Communication and Technology law team at Pinsent Masons LLP. Angus focuses on contractual and compliance matters within the technology sector, working with a full range of early-stage to listed technology companies. For early-stage clients, Angus most often helps with contracting new clients, e-commerce compliance, and data protection.
Angus can be contacted at angus.mcfadyen [at] pinsentmasons.com
Oliver is a Solicitor at Pinsent Masons. He is a bit of a generalist advising on commercial contracts and issues arising from them.
Oliver typically provides advice on agreements for the supply of goods and services in tech and non-tech spheres alike. If you ask him nicely he’ll bore, I mean talk, you through all the fascinating contractual steps that you go through every time you buy your paper in the morning (even if you are one of those online subscriber types).
You can contact Oliver about your commercial contracts or hear about those fascinating contractual steps at oliver.bett [at] pinsentmasons.com
Co-Founder, Chairman Emeritus
Barry is a partner with Pinsent Masons in London. In August 2008, while at his prior firm, Winston & Strawn, he co-founded Bootlaw. He is also a gadget geek. It all started with a Bush tape recorder, an old Sony Trinitron, some glue and a Dragon 32.
Since, joining Pinsent Masons in 2011 Barry now concentrates on anti-corruption and fraud work, heading up the firm’s Bribery Act related practice. However, he still keeps a beady eye on Bootlaw and you’ll see him at many of the events. Inspired by the success of Bootlaw, in 2010 Barry set up thebriberyact.com and is now regarded as one of the leading commentators in this area of law.
Barry can be reached via email at barry.vitou [at] pinsentmasons.com or, if your message is under 140 characters, on Twitter @bazv.
Co-founder, now ex-lawyer
Danvers is now COO of Privax Limited, the company behind www.hidemyass.com the number one IP proxy service on the internet. He was a senior associate at Pinsent Masons specialising in representing technology companies. Before that he had been an associate at US firm, Winston & Strawn since 2003, from where he co-founded Bootlaw in August 2008.