Partner, Head of IP
Andrew is a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at the firm. Since qualifying in 2008, he has developed a specialism in trade mark, passing off and copyright matters as well as in defamation, harassment and privacy issues.
Andrew won the UK Soft IP practitioner of the year at the 2023 Managing IP EMEA awards, and in the 2023 edition of the WTR 1000 - the world's leading trademark professionals guide, Andrew was identified as a key individual for enforcement and litigation, the edition stating:
"Andrew is a refreshingly relaxed, charming and experienced practitioner with an encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law. He can manage and appease even the most difficult of clients, is a ferocious litigator and provides robust commercial advice.”
Andrew was also recognised in 2024 Best Lawyers, a peer review system which recognises lawyers that are leading the way in their fields. He was also listed as "Up and Coming" Partner for Intellectual Property in London in the Chambers & Partners 2020 guide, and as a Leading Individual in the 2022 guide:
"Andrew Lee has an impressive client following among fashion brands, retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. He advises on complex and often multi-jurisdictional trade mark and design infringement actions "He is disarmingly personable and he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law...He is very innovative and always has a fresh idea up his sleeve."
The Legal 500 describes Andrew as "super-intelligent", "knowledgeable'" and "assertive". The 2022 edition describes him as "super smart, distilling complex IP issues quickly, and strategically having regard to the business objectives" and also listed him as one of fourteen Next Generation Partners for Intellectual Property in London.
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