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Intellectual Property, Innovation and Technology

Successful joint ventures of the future will include technology considerations at their heart.

This module assesses how the issues of intellectual property, innovation and technology impact on joint ventures when delivering global mega infrastructure projects. 

Planning for maximum success over the life of an infrastructure asset or project will require JVs to collaborate and share data and to navigate their way through a myriad of compliance and intellectual property rights concerns.

Mark Enzer

Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald

Second-guessing specific future technology solutions will be almost impossible, but a focus on awareness of emerging technologies and providers, compliance, contracts and collaboration, will all help to mitigate any potentially disruptive impacts

Key Considerations

  • Plan a strategy for data, IP and compliance issues
  • Understand data-related issues such as usage rights and compliance
  • Consider how Intellectual Property Rights are to be exploited 
  • Understand legal and regulatory compliance issues such as privacy laws, information security and data ethics
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Anne-Marie Friel


The most successful JVs will be those that find a way to give stakeholders the right structures to allow maximum opportunities for collaboration and technological flexibility

Meet the team

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Ruth Maria Bousonville

Rechtsanwältin, Legal Director

Ruth is a specialist in data-driven projects. Recent work includes the full range of IT sourcing and customer-facing general terms and conditions for Industry 4.0 projects, GDPR compliance for the German payment card industry, IT outsourcing contracts under EBA guidelines / MaRisk and negotiating document delivery contracts following Germany's 2018 amendment of the library privilege in copyright law. In addition, Ruth has extensive experience in coordinating trademark enforcement internationally.

Bousonville Ruth Maria
Paul Haswell


Paul is head of the TMT practice, and specialises in technology (including telecoms and data protection) and advises clients on both non-contentious issues and disputes.

Haswell Paul
Andrew Hornigold

Partner, Head of Client Relationships - Technology, Science & Industry

Andrew is a Corporate partner specialising in Technology focussed M&A and private equity investment work, including investments, MBOs, MBI's and fundraisings from seed capital through to an IPO and has done so for the last 30 years.

Hornigold Andrew
Mark Marfe

Legal Director

Mark specialises in patent litigation and other contentious IP disputes, which usually involve a cross-border angle.

Marfe Mark
Andrew McMillan

Partner, Head of Technology & Digital Markets

Andrew specialises in corporate transactions within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.

McMillan Andrew
Rob Morson


Rob specialises in non-contentious construction matters with a focus on Africa and has extensive experience on complex energy and infrastructure projects. He is recognised for his (i) solution driven approach, (ii) strong FIDIC and NEC credentials and (iii) understanding and practical application of procurement and project execution strategies.

Diane Mullenex


Diane is a dual-qualified French lawyer and UK Solicitor, heading the international telecom and gaming & gambling practices. She specialises in and has extensive experience advising a wide range of clients in telecommunications, technology and other highly regulated industries, such as gaming and gambling.

Mullenex Diane
Adam Perl


Adam is a specialist infrastructure, construction and projects lawyer who provides practical, commercially astute advice.

Perl Adam
Helen Waddell


Helen's specialises in construction, infrastructure and energy projects and she has extensive international experience having worked in Pinsent Masons' London and Singapore offices.

Waddel Helen

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