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Jeremy Drew

Jeremy Drew is Head of RPC's Commercial Group. He has over 20 years' experience and is one of the market leading experts in his field.

Jeremy has extensive experience in matters concerning the retail and sports sectors, IP and technology.  He advises on the full range of disputes, advisory and transactions. 

Much of his practice has an international flavour, including worldwide transactions, leading international litigation and complex European arbitrations.

Known for his long standing client relationships and in depth understanding of their businesses, Jeremy is highly commercial and an excellent strategist.

Jeremy is a regular commentator on commercial issues, including speaking at the IBC Cambridge IP and IT Law Summer Schools, LexisNexis webinars and at the BDO Retail FD Forum.  He is the co-author of many articles and publications including Getting the Deal Through - Copyright global guide.  He is often cited in the media including City AM, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Financial Times. He has in the past lectured on the Queen Mary & Westfield Internet Law LLM course and was a Dissertation examiner.

Jeremy is recommended and praised year on year by leading legal directories across the range of areas in which he practices, including Chambers UK, Legal 500, World Trademark Review, the Client Choice International awards and IP Stars Handbook.

Directory quotes

Head of trademarks Jeremy Drew's...work this year for Sports Direct in its acquisition of Evans Cycles has been wide ranging and of critical business importance. - World Trademark Review 1000 2020 

[Jeremy] is a sought-after source of insight and analysis on IP strategy; he is also in hot demand for representation in mutli-jurisdictional disputes. - World Trademark Review 1000 2019

[He is a] great team leader who is rigorously results-oriented. - World Trademark Review 1000 2019

Jeremy Drew is best known for his adroit handling of IT contract disputes on behalf of customers and suppliers, and is also recommended for his transactional work in the space. Clients say say: "He has a very good understanding of the technology as well as the law." -  Chambers UK 2019

"He is a great diplomat and is quite able to take the most difficult points of law." - Chambers UK 2019

“First-rate litigator.”  - World Trademark Review 1000 2018

Jeremy Drew is a "tenacious" and "client-focused" trade mark expert who is noted for handling infringement claims and IPO oppositions. - Chambers UK 2018

Excellent litigator Jeremy Drew represents both technology providers and buyers in contentious claims emerging from contract termination and implementation issues. - Chambers UK 2018

He is "very pleasant and makes himself available." - Chambers UK 2018

"as tough a litigator and negotiator as they come" - Legal 500 UK 2018

"Excellent leader, thinker and decision-maker" Jeremy Drew is "personable, practical, approachable" and "brilliant to work with" - Legal 500 UK 2018

Practice head Jeremy Drew, who stands out for the "sharpness and clarity" of his advice, - Legal 500 UK 2017

"He is a great leader who trusts in his team, while also making sure everything is done properly and on time. He manages budgets by assigning specific tasks to the right person. His approach to litigation is practical and effective, and he seeks results that work beyond the law." - World Trademark Review 1000 2017

Ranked as leader in the field of IT - Chambers UK 2017

Jeremy Drew leads the IP practice and is best known for trade mark litigation on behalf of luxury brands. Clients remark on the quality of his negotiation and team management abilities. - Chambers UK 2017

"always has an eye on the bigger picture" - Legal 500 UK 2016

Recommended in each of the Brand Management, IP, IT and Telecoms and Sport categories by The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition


Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Member of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL)

Member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association (IPLA)

Member of the British Association of Sport and Law (BASL)

Member of LawInSport

Relevant work

Retail – including preparing a report into the working practice conditions for retail giant Sports Direct International Plc.


IT – large scale IT disputes including for the National Trust.


Trade marks - including the High Court case of Champagne Louis Roederer v J Garcia Carrion S.A

Commercial disputes - including the High Court contract case of Jeff Blue v Mike Ashley and Court of Appeal commercial dispute regarding complex licensing arrangements in Leofelis v Lonsdale Sports Ltd.


Significant transactional deals - including the high profile sale of the Dunlop brand.


Complex international arbitrations - including in relation to breach of contract and trade mark issues within complex franchise arrangements.


Sponsorship and endorsements - including long term agreements, major international events and disputes.


Sports – acting for Newcastle United FC, advising in relation to sports regulatory issues including FA, English Football League, English Premier League and Scottish Football Association rules as well as UEFA and FIFA rules. Advising national governing sports bodies including in relation to national constitutions and rules of play.