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IBA 5th Silicon Beach Conference: From Start-Up to Exit

22 Jan - 24 Jan 2023

Hilton Santa Monica, Santa Monica, USA

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Charles Courtenay


Charles Courtenay is a Barrister and Partner in the Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team at Michelmores LLP working between London and Exeter. His practice focuses upon intellectual property and other complex commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on cross border, technology and finance matters. As a dual qualified advocate (England and Wales in 1999, California in 2004), he has hands-on experience in courts and arbitrations across both the US and the UK. Previously, he led the European IP disputes team at Latham & Watkins in London, before which he spent eight years litigating for the same firm in Los Angeles. Charles is also the Earl of Devon and, independent of his work at Michelmores, he owns and operates the Powderham Estate, near Exeter, focusing upon sustainable heritage and land management. In 2018, he was elected to the House of Lords as a Crossbench Hereditary Peer, where he champions the interests of Devon, and speaks on Technology, Heritage, Agriculture, and the Environment.


Session five: hot topics three

Tuesday 24 January (0930 - 1030)


Session six: hot topics four

Tuesday 24 January (1100 - 1200)