12 February 2018 – Druces is delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Pfister, a specialist Commercial, IT & IP Partner, in our Corporate and Commercial Department.

Neil brings his real-life experience at the sharp-end of the IT world to the advice he gives in his core specialism of Commercial Law – in particular the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors, on matters such as IT and Internet, start-ups as well as Intellectual Property-related issues.

Neil specialises in advising clients based in technology and software, including terms and conditions, agency agreements, confidentiality / NDAs, consultancy, distribution, e-commerce, franchising and intellectual property law. He also advises commercial clients, particularly in the technology sector, on how to structure their businesses, as well as on buying and selling companies, partnerships, LLPs or sole trader businesses.

Prior to entering the law, Neil set up an IT company specialising in providing bespoke software to Local Government. He began his legal career in Surrey, joining Downs Solicitors in 2012, where he became a Partner in 2014 then Head of Corporate and Commercial in 2015. Neil is also the founder and editor of the technology law website, IT Legal.

Commenting on Neil’s arrival, Toby Stroh, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Druces, said: “Neil’s hire is a significant move for Druces especially given the importance of IT and technology to all of our clients’ businesses. His arrival will really add to the talent pool that our clients have at their disposal and strengthen Druces’ Corporate & Commercial practice. We are delighted that he is joining us.”

Neil Pfister further comments:

“I am excited to be joining Druces at such a critical time for businesses working in today’s technology driven markets and am looking forward in particular to developing new offerings through Druces’ established client base of public and privately-owned businesses.”

This news was posted on 12 February 2018

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