William Hedges Partner

Will’s practice encompasses technology, outsourcing, intellectual property and wider commercial matters.

Will has a broad commercial practice which is centred on advising on a wide range of commercial contracts and arrangements, with a particular focus on clients operating in the technology, financial services and media and sport sectors.

Will has a particular interest in outsourcing and has acted on a wide range of mandates, predominantly acting for customers. He has considerable recent experience acting on outsourcings for clients in the funds, asset management and broader financial services sectors.

In addition to Will’s stand-alone commercial work, he also regularly advises on the commercial aspects of M&A and other corporate transactions, working closely with the corporate / M&A team to advise the firm’s wider corporate and private equity client base.

Will also specialises in advising clients on the exploitation and commercialisation of their intellectual property assets, in particular in relation to brand licensing, sponsorship and franchising arrangements, as well as advising in relation to rights against potential infringers.

Will has spent time on client secondment to Ladbrokes Coral plc and Arsenal Football Club.