Andrew Ailwood

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer advising in the media, technology and telecommunications sectors. Andrew has advised private and listed companies, and public sector organisations, both externally and as part of an in-house team.

Andrew specialises in content distribution (particularly via new technologies), commercial arrangements (including services agreements, licensing and distribution), private M&A and joint ventures. Andrew also provides tailored commercial intellectual property advice and e-commerce, telecommunications and media regulatory advice.

During almost a decade at the BBC, Andrew led various legal and business affairs teams, advising on service distribution, IT, telecommunications, production, commissioning, and rights acquisition. Prior to the BBC, Andrew advised on carriage agreements, M&A and joint ventures at Sky.

Prior to Sky, Andrew was in the corporate TMT teams at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and at Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens in alliance with Linklaters) in Sydney.  Andrew has advised or acted against entities such as the BBC, Fox Studios, Sky, Disney, NBCUniversal, Eurosport, BT, SBS, Twitter, TikTok, Amazon, Samsung, Virgin Media, the EBU, Reuters, APTN, AFP, PA, ITV, Vodafone, Three, CBS, ABC (Australia), TVNZ, NHK, Macquarie Media and Endemol.