Andy Braithwaite



Andy is a Consultant in the Commercial and IP Team.

Andy is a commercial and IP lawyer with over 35 years’ experience advising a wide range of businesses on their commercial needs. He has advised many well-known companies, including Ryder Cup, The PGA, Mulberry, Morgan Motor Company, Fat Face, Links of London, Motorola and QinetiQ, as well as the MoD.

He advises technology businesses, including software and apps and other IP rich businesses, as well as e-commerce platforms. He also advises luxury goods manufacturers and retailers, as well as sports governing bodies and businesses.

He is acknowledged as a leading individual in the intellectual property field by both the Legal 500 (Hall of Fame) and the Chambers Guide (senior statesperson).

Relevant experience

  • Altus (business systems and consultancy provider): Providing support on a range of contracts for an established business systems and consultancy provider focusing on the financial services industry, drafting and negotiating Master Services Agreements with leading financial services companies across the UK and mainland Europe.
  • Handshake (USA's leading career site for college students): supporting their expansion into the UK market, assisting on all aspects of the online platform including terms of use and data protection.
  • Advising leading classic car online auction platform Collecting Cars on market launch and scaling. Assisting on all aspects of the online platform including terms and conditions of use and data protection, as well as international launches in Australia and other major territories.
  • Advising Equipsme, a business health insurance provider, on its launch in 2018 including advice on a range of partnering agreements with health and wellbeing service providers.
  • Ryder Cup: Advising the client in the negotiation of the venue agreement with Gleneagles Hotel and arrangements with the Scottish Government for the staging of the 2014 Ryder Cup matches.
His customer service is brilliant: he listens, he takes everything on board, he's knowledgeable and you feel safe in his hands.

Chambers 2019