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Brian Molloy



Brian advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, start-ups, group reorganisations and general company law and commercial law. Brian recently retrained as a corporate lawyer at an international law firm, specialising in the IT sector.  Prior to this he practised as a commercial and financial services lawyer with one of the UK’s leading income protection providers.


Corporate transactions on which Brian has advised include:

  • acting for the buyer, a major webhosting and domain name provider, in a series of share purchases and business purchases
  • acting for the sellers in the sale of a UK webhosting company to a European buyer
  • acting for a chemicals manufacturer in a reorganisation of the group and subsequent £8m investment by a private equity house
  • acting for the sellers in a £90m share sale of an architectural practice to an international buyer
  • acting for a publicly quoted seller in the share sale of a major online sports retailer
  • acting for the buyer in the share purchase of a US-based address verification and geocoding business

Commercial matters on which Brian has advised include:

  • acting for a well-known retailer on the termination of an exclusive supply agreement with a supplier undergoing insolvency
  • intellectual property, including patent licensing and trade mark issues
  • a range of IT agreements, including those relating to material and non-material outsourced services and global insurance and marketing software
  • legal and regulatory risks associated with cloud computing for IT outsourcing in the financial services sector
  • digital media and technology issues
  • the Data Protection Act 1998, including subject access requests, export of data, security measures and loss of personal data
  • regulatory compliance and conduct risk in the UK insurance market
  • insurance-related national and European law

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