Kevin is a partner in the Corporate Commercial and IP team and leads the Intellectual Property and TMT and practice areas.
Kevin manages clients through the development stage and the lifespan of their businesses, from start-up (or acquisition) through to exit. In addition to advising clients local to the office in the South East (in Kent, the rest of the Home Counties and London), Kevin acts for clients throughout the UK and abroad, including listed companies, often advising on cross-border transactions and dealing internationally with lawyers both on the other side of the transaction and on the same side in association (often working closely with local counsel in other jurisdictions, many through the Alliance of Business Lawyers of which Warners is a member).
Although Kevin’s practice has a focus on IP and IT, his practice is diverse and is both transactional and advisory. It includes; forming companies (including LLPs), partnerships and joint ventures (corporate or otherwise); corporate advisory (general meetings, financing / security, equity investments, corporate governance to directors and company restructuring / reorganisations); buying, selling and merging and demerging companies and businesses; advising on commercial contracts (often cross-border) from procurement to the renegotiation and dispute / resolution stages (where required); and advising on the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
On the contentious side, Kevin regularly advises on contractual, shareholder / owner and intellectual property disputes (particularly copyright, trade marks and passing off, and the misuse of confidential information on the IP side).
As mentioned above, Kevin has particular experience in the technology sector (particularly information technology (IT) and software), but he also has detailed experience in several other industry sectors including media, telecommunications, retail (particularly eCommerce), professional services, manufacturing and agriculture (particularly fruit).
If Kevin is unavailable please contact Kim Farrell 01732 375314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal 500 2017
Recommended lawyer in Corporate and commercial, IT & Telecoms and Intellectual Property
The “excellent” Kevin Sullivan heads Warners Solicitors’ IP and TMT practice. He has broad-ranging experience in the IT space, and is regularly engaged to advise on commercial contracts and complex transactional matters.
Chambers 2016 – Intellectual Property
Kevin Sullivan of Warners Solicitors advises on IP portfolio commercialisation and licensing agreements. He also provides experienced counsel on contentious IP matters. Clients say: “He tells you the commercial risks and makes you aware of the practicalities.”
Chambers 2016 – Information Technology
Kevin Sullivan of Warners Solicitors leads the firm’s IP and TMT practice and has extensive experience in technology-driven transactions. Sources appreciate working with “a specialist who understands the nuances of our sector.”
Chambers 2015 – Intellectual Property
Kevin Sullivan of Warners Solicitors continues to enjoy a busy practice acting for technology clients, particularly in the software industry. His work spans contentious and non-contentious mandates, and sources are quick to praise his commercial and down-to-earth advice.
Chambers 2015 – Information Technology
Kevin Sullivan is IP and TMT head at Warners Solicitors. He works across advisory and transactional commercial and corporate matters, acting for clients in the UK and abroad.