Top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has further expanded its successful and growing technology sector group with the appointment of partner Sarah Kenshall.
Sarah has more than two decades of experience advising tech businesses on a range of commercial issues. Her intellectual property expertise and her knowledge of the laws surrounding data, networks and systems are especially sought after, as is her deep understanding of the regulatory and competition law relating to the transfer of technology between research institutions and commercial organisations.
More recently, she has also developed significant expertise around data infrastructure, particularly governance structures for sharing data - whether that be in the form of commercialisation through marketplaces, sharing through hubs or ‘pooling’ for analytics, all of which will form the digital infrastructure of the future.
Her practice spans the sector: she advises SMEs, multinationals, and clients procuring products and services from tech companies. She also works with public sector and pseudo-governmental bodies on critical policy and regulatory projects, with a particular focus on the setting up the technology infrastructures to support AI and machine learning.
Partner Anna Frankum, who leads Penningtons Manches Cooper’s commercial, IP and IT practice, commented:
“Sarah’s deep knowledge and experience of the complex legal matters impacting tech businesses will be a real asset; we’re excited to welcome her aboard and I’m sure she will quickly become invaluable to the team and to our clients. ”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Penningtons Manches Cooper. Both the commercial practice and the wider tech group are very well respected and do great work for some fantastic clients. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues, who are all as committed to the sector as I am, and helping to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of our work with tech companies.”