Rem is a leading UK expert in the field of IP, IT, data protection and communications law. With his first-hand industry experience, he brings a unique set of skills and capabilities, combining specialist legal, professional engineering and technology consulting expertise.
Rem works with all types of businesses – multinationals, listed companies, tech/IP rich start-ups and public and third sector organisations – advising their senior management teams on strategic, business transformation and mission critical matters, and helping them to more effectively mitigate and manage their day-to-day contractual, regulatory and legal risks, within the context of their business environment and the sectors in which they operate.
His national and international experience covers numerous sectors including TMT, financial services, fintech, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, MedTech, healthcare, education, central and local government.
Rem is a regular contributor, speaker and chair on numerous topics including technology, media and communications law, sourcing arrangements, change management, innovation and enterprise. He writes extensively on IP, technology, digital media and telecoms and has co-edited an international text book on communications and competition law.
In 2019, he was appointed by the UK’s Communications Regulator, Ofcom, to serve as a non-executive member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Wales; and was also elected as non-executive board director for Welsh Boxing. In 2018, Rem was appointed as expert member of the United Nations’ Global Geospatial Information Management Working Group (tasked with developing a new international legal and policy framework for the use and management of geospatial information); and by the World Bank as a special adviser and expert on the application of blockchain for food supply chain traceability. He is also a Visiting Professor of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
• its bid for the Scottish Government’s R100 Next Generation Access (NGA) Broadband Programme for rural Scotland and Islands (over £800m of gap funded public subsidy);
• its contracts for the delivery of NGA programmes across Southern England (over £200m of gap funded public subsidy); and
• on strategic and day-to-day matters
• Tech transfer and IP strategies and policy arrangements
• Complex cross border IP commercialisation and revenue generation arrangements– ranging from biochemical, health, gaming; audio-visual, environmental, oceanographic (including the UAE OCEAN Centre of Excellence Project for the UAE Navy), solar energy, IT/software, education learning platforms, Smart City solutions/platforms to an International Centre of Excellence for Automotive
• Cross border and cross industry Horizon2020 research projects