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Liz Gillingham, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches


Liz is an associate in the commercial, IP and IT team in Guildford. Her expertise covers a wide variety of commercial contracts, including agreements for the supply of goods and services, outsourcing agreements, IT and software contracts, website terms, agency agreements, distribution agreements and general terms and conditions. She also advises on data protection and GDPR compliance, intellectual property licensing and general IP issues.

Liz qualified as a solicitor in 2009 at a Magic Circle law firm and spent the first part of her career as a corporate lawyer, acquiring significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations, drafting and advising on company constitutional documents, and managing and leading transactions. In 2019 she moved to the IP, IT and commercial team to pursue her interests in commercial law, IP and data protection. She has a particular interest in the technology, luxury and lifestyle, and education sectors.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a bank on SaaS agreement terms.
  • Advising on commercial contract terms relating to the supply of design agency services to an airport.
  • Drafting standard supplier terms and conditions for an educational establishment.
  • Acting for both sellers and buyers on M&A transactions, often involving international parties.
  • Advising on several group reorganisations of UK companies.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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