Shindler, Andrew

Andrew Shindler

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Andrew Shindler has a broad range of experience working in commercial, technology, IP and data protection law with a particular focus on the life sciences, IT, digital commerce, data, payments, consumer and leisure and hospitality sectors.

He has 30+ years’ experience representing clients on their commercial arrangements, including licensing, R&D, distribution, agency, manufacturing and supply, merchandising and data. Andrew also advises on those issues in the context of corporate transactions.

Andrew Shindler has a broad range of experience working in commercial, technology, IP and data protection law with a particular focus on the life sciences, IT, digital commerce, data, payments, consumer and leisure and hospitality sectors.

He has 30+ years’ experience representing clients on their commercial arrangements, including licensing, R&D, distribution, agency, manufacturing and supply, merchandising and data. Andrew also advises on those issues in the context of corporate transactions.

Andrew’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts, ranging from high-value, bespoke agreements to consumer-friendly website terms. His work covers subject matter ranging from ophthalmology to cybersecurity.

He 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.

Andrew has been regularly rated in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK in several disciplines, including pharma and life sciences, commercial contracts, IT and non-contentious IP. He has also led commercial teams that have won awards, such as Commercial Law Firm of the Year and Corporate Team of the Year – Mid Market.

His experience includes:

Consumer, Leisure and Retail

  • Universal Music on its separation of the Parlophone Label Group and sale to Warner Music for £487 million 
  • Mansion Gibraltar on its Premier League shirt sponsorship deal with Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Liverpool Football Club on its kit deal with Warrior
  • Agreements underlying the entire e-commerce offering of retailers, such as OneSwoop and Jane Norman
  • The supplier of food and beverage services on the outsourcing of flight catering for many of the world’s leading airlines
  • Merchant Equity Partners on its award-winning acquisition of the retail business of MFI

Financial Services

  • All UK clearing banks on the implementation of CHIP and PIN, Faster Payments and PayM
  • Payments UK, UK Cards, Financial Fraud Action and Asset Backed Finance Association on their merger into UK Finance
  • Logica on its €300 million fuel card outsourcing arrangements with Shell across 35 countries and sub-contracting arrangements with FleetCor and its outsourcings of its own desktop and laptops
  • Denmark Square on the establishment of its crowd funding website Money & Co

Life Sciences

  • Numerous European biopharma companies on international licence/option arrangements for the development and marketing of life-saving medicines with many of the world’s leading pharma, such as Nicox’s exclusive licenses to Pfizer, Merck, Astra-Zeneca and Bausch + Lomb
  • Multinational pharma companies on licensing, corporate transactions and distribution arrangements, such as Takeda on its acquisition of licensed rights in Prostrap from Wyeth and Watson on its acquisition of Uteron Pharma
  • Agalimmune and its investors on its sale to Bioline Rx of Israel
  • Metabolic Explorer on the sale of its L-Methionine Assets to Evonik of Germany

Other Sectors

  • The Expedia Group on lodging contracts with hotel chains
  • China General Nuclear on its IP arrangements with EDF in relation to the design and build of nuclear plants in the UK
  • All major constituents of the UK cinema industry on its “Orange Wednesday” promotion
  • Major UK real estate companies on their procurement of a range of services for commercial tenants
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Education
  • Law Society Finals, University of Law, London, 1987
  • LL.M., Commercial Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 1986
  • B.A. (Joint Hons), Law & English Literature, Keele University, 1985
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, LESI (Licensing Executives Society International)
    • Society of Computers and Law
    • City of London Law Society, Commercial Law Committee
    • Associate Member, American Bar Association
    • Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognised, The Legal 500, Technology, Media and Telecoms - Intellectual Property (2020)
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord (UK) LLP
    • Consultant, KWM Europe LLP (January - July 2017)
    • Partner, Head of Technology, SJ Berwin LLP, subsequently re-named King & Wood Mallesons LLP (1997 - 2017)
    • Senior Solicitor, SJ Berwin LLP (1995 - 1997)
    • Visiting Attorney, Baker & Hostetler, Cleveland, Ohio and Washington D.C. (1994 - 1995)
    • Solicitor, SJ Berwin & Co (1990 - 1994)
    • Trainee Solicitor, SJ Berwin & Co (1987 - 1989)
    • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (1989)