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Martine Nathan

Partner Corporate and Commercial

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2362

Biography

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsMartine heads up the non-contentious side of our Technology and Communications Group. She assists both technology providers and organisations who are dependent on sourcing third party technology, services or content. Martine’s experience covers all aspects on information technology/intellectual property and communications work with an emphasis on e-commerce (especially gaming), emerging technologies, outsourcing of telecommunications services and internet advice.

Martine also acts and advises in relation to all aspects of company and commercial work. Her broad experience includes the sale and purchase of private companies, structuring shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, and all complex commercial negotiations.

Work for Teacher Stern includes:

•Preparing and negotiating bespoke commissioned technology agreements

•Advising technology providers and licensees on all agreements ancillary to technology; evaluation agreements, maintenance and support arrangements, acceptance test procedures, integration, escrow arrangements, service level agreements (and credits for breach) and hosting

•Acting on the sale of numerous telecom companies to, for example, Telstra Corp, Carphone Warehouse Group plc and many others

•The sale and restructure of an international telecommunications and IT company

•Acquisitions, disposals and advice for shopping and gaming channels

•Advising the management team on the sale and refinancing of an IT services company

•Acting on the global procurement of financial software by international banks

•Preparing image rights agreements for sports personalities’ intellectual property rights holding companies

•Representing a media software company in their negotiations with all members of the Electronic Communications Group for the rights to software and a data platform

•Leading negotiations with Virgin for mobile ring tone content

•Acting for the exiting shareholders of gaming companies and online gaming content providers

•Providing commercial advice for clients in (amongst others) the pharmaceutical, gaming, software, consultancy, telecommunications, advertising, media and retail sectors

•Acting for a number of data service providers