Laurence is a specialist consultant with expertise in publishing and digital media. He provides strategically-focused advice to publishers, media and technology companies on e-commerce projects and on exploitating their intellectual property in digital and ‘offline’ forms. He also advises established brands and start-ups on ‘multi-channel’, e-commerce projects across a wide range of industries.
He is known for delivering strategic commercial insight and innovative legal solutions with high quality technical legal work. Neil Blair, of Pottermore, wrote about the work done by Laurence’s team: “Throughout, they have showed professionalism, sector expertise and an innovative and proactive approach in providing practical solutions to the many legal issues with which we have been faced.”
Laurence combines this cutting-edge legal work with strategic and policy-related work in the field of copyright and online law. In his capacity as copyright adviser to the European Publishers Council (http://epceurope.eu/
), he has advised and been actively involved on the Data Protection Directives, the Copyright Directive, the Database Directive and the E-Commerce Directive.
He is a member of CREATe’s Programme Advisory Council http://www.create.ac.uk/
. He also regularly chairs issue-driven workshops for in-house lawyers and has written and led a range of training modules for in house legal teams. Laurence practises what he preaches. He’s a regular writer and lecturer on copyright, digital media and other IP issues, and an active blogger on digital media law - http://laurencekaye.typepad.com/
- and can be found on Twitter @laurencekaye.