Nigel Hirst

Sector(s): Early stage companies, Technology, Travel and travel technology

Service(s): Commercial, Corporate, Intellectual property, privacy and data, Outsourced general counsel

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Nigel Hirst

Nigel is an experienced senior IT, IP, sports, travel and general commercial lawyer. He began his career at Norton Rose and spent over 18 years in-house in large multinationals, start-ups and turnarounds, including IMG, Hogg Robinson Group, Spendvision and Peverel, latterly as Head of Legal and Company Secretary.

He has a keen understanding of what companies want from their legal advisers, and he ensures that his legal input adds value and supports a company’s commercial and operational imperatives.

Practice areas
Key specialisms include
  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating various commercial contracts, from extremely short tactical agreements to multi-million pound international agreements, for IT, sports, new media, mobile payments, travel and property management;
  • training numerous in-house lawyers and contract negotiators, including practical hints and tips about how to add and safeguard value and provide the service which the business requires;
  • providing specific and strategic input to companies which do not have in-house legal resource but where experienced legal input is required to help focus, guide, support and act as a sounding board;
  • acting as a single point of management and contact for a project in order to allow key legal staff to concentrate on business as usual;
  • stepping in when contracts and negotiations are going off the rails and a fresh pair of experienced eyes has been needed to assess the situation and bring it back on track; and
  • providing legal health check audits for investors and management to ensure a business has the correct legal and contractual foundations for expansion whether by rolling out new products and services, attracting new investment, or moving into new territories or preparing for sale.
  • 1994
Joined Artington Legal
  • 2015
Previous firms
  • Norton Rose
In-house experience
  • IMG
  • Hogg Robinson Group
  • Spendvision
  • Luup
  • Peverel
Nigel Hirst

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