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Audrey Calvas

Solicitor

Biography

Audrey is a Solicitor in the Commercial Team.

Audrey advises on Commercial and IP and has a particular interest in the retail sector.

Before joining Ashfords, she was a Contracts Manager at University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) and prior to that, she worked for an outsourcing legal services provider company whose one of its main clients was Deloitte. Audrey has therefore a solid experience of drafting and reviewing a great variety of agreements (e.g. supply of services, funding, collaboration, consultancy, IPR assignment and licence agreements), both in private and public sectors.

Audrey is a French qualified lawyer (qualified in 2009) and worked for top tier international business law firms (Gide Loyrette Nouel, Eversheds Sutherland and Mayer Brown) in Paris before moving in-house and being the legal counsel of a road transport and logistics company in Lyon.

Relevant experience

  • Advising, drafting and negotiating commercial leases for Nespresso and Pret,
  • Advising on a pan European transfer of a real estate assets portfolio between two Qatari funds,
  • Advising on sales of five-star hotels,
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating licence and IPR assignment agreements between UWE and private companies.