Alexander Carter-Silk resolves complex commercial disputes, negotiates and advises on closure of complex commercial agreements as trusted advisor including: joint ventures, licensing and franchising, transaction and disputes featuring innovative and disruptive technology, multi-jurisdiction intellectual property rights and complex relationships.

Alex is acknowledged by his clients as an accomplished strategist, an original thinker, who develops solutions and strategies for completing the most complex transactions, protecting reputations and resolving complex disputes. He creates innovative business models and structures transactions and rights in ways which harness the beneficial behavioural motivations of the participants and discourage “defection”.

Alex has also assisted management to develop the business assets and rights throughout the business life cycle from innovation to exit through investment rounds, IPO and trade sales. He has been the lead advisor in seminal technology, IP and commercial court cases in multiple jurisdictions over 29 years and advised on many more where the absence of publicity, court appearances or notoriety signals a successful outcome.

His clients encompass a wide variety of technologies and market sectors, public companies, entrepreneurs, family-offices, celebrities, politicians, government, digital technologies, software, life-science, insurers, manufacturing, FINTECH FMCG digital and luxury brands, creative industries, fashion, data, internet of things, artificial intelligence and digital media, for whom he is the trusted advisor.

Alex is listed by Chambers and Partners as a "leading individual" in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, and noted by Chambers and Partners as being very creative and for his "depth of experience and the quality of his advice".



Some of Alex's notable engagements (including representations handled by Alex prior to joining Brown Rudnick) include:

Reed Elsevier v. Reed Employment (trade marks)

SAS v. WPL (copyright in computer languages)

Cala Homes v. McAlpines (copyright in architects plans)

Hyde Park v. Yelland (public interest defence to copyright infringement)

Coventry City Football Club v. Coventry City Council and Others (judicial review)


Keele University – B.A., Hons., Law Economics, 1981

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales
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