August 1, 2017 – Andrew Shindler has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Shindler has a broad range of experience working in commercial, technology and intellectual property law within all major sectors, with a particular focus on the life sciences, IT, digital commerce, data, consumer and leisure and hospitality sectors. He will play an integral role in the Firm’s growing practice of advising businesses on their domestic and international matters within the commercial, technology and IP space.
Shindler’s arrival follows two Partners joining the Firm’s London office earlier this month. Sean Donovan-Smith, an experienced funds formation and regulatory advisory lawyer, joined as a Partner in the Investment Adviser & Alternative Funds Practice Group, and Ben Henry, a well-known data centre lawyer, joined as a Partner in the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group.
“Andrew’s arrival combined with the additions of Sean and Ben just a few weeks ago is the latest indication of Locke Lord’s continued commitment to growing the Firm’s London office and team and to building upon the great momentum we’ve established in London,” said Firm Chair Jerry Clements. “Andrew’s vast knowledge and experience will help expand our commercial and technology/IP capabilities in our London office and across the Firm, and we’re very enthusiastic to have him on board.”
Shindler’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts, ranging from high-value and sophisticated technology agreements to consumer-friendly website terms and conditions and advising on legal issues on all aspects of commerce and technology. He has regularly been rated in leading legal directories, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers, in a number of disciplines, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, commercial contracts, IT and non-contentious IP.
Shindler has worked on some of the leading commercial transactions in the city in recent years across a variety of sectors, including life sciences, payments, music, nuclear energy, sport and outsourcing. He led the team which won the Legal Business Commercial Law Firm of the Year award in 2013.
“Locke Lord, which has a robust international footprint and a well-regarded culture built on teamwork and collaboration, is the ideal destination for me as I look to continue to build my practice with high-quality, like-minded lawyers. I relish the opportunity of working closely with Locke Lord’s well-respected payments and health care teams as well as other teams across the Firm and helping to increase its already vibrant commercial and tech, including fintech, sports tech and biotech, offerings,” Shindler said.
Prior to joining Locke Lord, Shindler was a trainee, associate, partner and head of technology at UK city firm SJ Berwin LLP, where he worked for more than 25 years. Following its combination in 2014, he was a partner with King & Wood Mallesons LLP until January 2017 and most recently a consultant to KWM Europe LLP.
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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.