Leading RPC's Commercial Contracts team, Oliver Bray is a highly experienced commercial lawyer, with expertise in digital media/emerging technologies, advertising and marketing, data protection and consumer law.
Oliver acts for a broad range of clients, including global technology companies, household brands, retailers and innovative online businesses, as well as advertising and digital agencies across the media spectrum.
Oliver has been recognised as Leading Individual for Commercial Contracts by The Legal 500 UK (2020-2021).
He is recognised by the legal directories as a 'Leader in his Field' in Commercial Contracts and Advertising and Marketing. He is Chairman of the City of London Law Society Commercial Law Committee, an editorial board member of Entertainment Law Review and E-commerce Law and Policy and is a regular industry speaker.
Oliver is co-editor of the leading text book, Advertising Law and Regulation (2nd edition, 2011, Bloomsbury Professional).
Oliver was awarded Best Client Partner at the British Legal Awards 2016.
Oliver Bray is a senior partner leading the firm's commercial department. He regularly advises household-name brands and giants of social and digital media on commercial marketing matters as well as advertising and communications regulation. - Chambers UK 2021
"Oliver is so friendly, helpful, personable and easy to work with. He is always thinking of ways to support his client and is an incredible lawyer." - Chambers UK 2021
Head of the commercial team Oliver Bray has a highly regarded practice. He is noted for his expert representation of clients in the media, marketing and advertising space. - Chambers UK 2021
"He is brilliant - really responsive and practical with a huge understanding of the commercial context." - Chambers UK 2021
"He is very commercial with a pragmatic approach and easy to work with." - Chambers UK 2021
Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 UK 2021
Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"Oliver Bray attracts praise for providing 'very pragmatic solutions to navigate thorny issues' in the marketing and advertising space, where he acts for prominent clients including Facebook and Google." - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"I work with Oliver Bray on marketing legal matters. He is market-leading in his advice, providing up to date guidance and very pragmatic solutions to navigate thorny issues. Victoria Noto, an associate in his team, has been an invaluable point of contact on marketing asset reviews." - The Legal 500 UK 2021
Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2021
Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 UK 2020
Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"Oliver Bray is unfailingly brilliant, always cuts a new commercial angle on things, and is always impressively up-to-date." - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"One of the best known figures in the advertising space." - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"Oliver Bray is simply amazing – the best in this field." - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"Exceptional partner" - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"Oliver Bray leads an exceptional team that is a genuine pleasure to work with." - The Legal 500 UK 2020
Oliver Bray leads the commercial team. Able to view a brand from every angle, he is also relied on by Coca-Cola for elite advice. - World Trademark Review 1000 2020
Oliver Bray heads the commercial contracts team and is highly respected in the market. He acts for an impressive roster of clients, particularly in the technology and food and drink sectors. A client describes him as a "very approachable" lawyer who is "commercial and business-focused." - Chambers 2020
A client describes him as "a true expert in this area and my go-to lawyer for all our marketing and data needs," adding: "He's one of the most commercial lawyers I have worked with – his advice is spot-on and totally in line with our risk profile." - Chambers 2020
Practice head Oliver Bray is an 'exceptional partner' and specialises in commercial law, particularly commercial contracts, data protection, and regulatory and content issues. - The Legal 500 2019
[Oliver] takes charge of RPC's commercial team: to big brands, he is a top expert in areas such as advertising and marketing law, data protection and digital media. - World Trademark Review 1000 2019
Oliver Bray acts for a number of household names in sectors such as media, retail and food and drink, advising them on a wide range of key commercial contracts. Clients say: "He has a fast turnaround and delivers solid and understandable legal advice." - Chambers UK 2019
Oliver Bray advises major global brands on marketing campaigns and regulatory compliance. Clients say: "He is very committed, practical and innovative in his approach to any problem we present him with." - Chambers UK 2019
"He is really good at the day-to-day transactional stuff, he's got a fantastic breadth of knowledge in the media sector, and is a great personality for defusing tension in deals. Gets the job done and has a good team around him." - Acritas Stars Stand-out Talent survey 2018
He is extremely responsive, he drives transactions and gets deals done. He is very helpful, accommodating and very easy to work with. - Chambers UK 2018
Oliver Bray is a prominent figure in the advertising world, due to his successful representation of major brands in matters such as product launches, promotions and multi-platform advertising campaigns. Clients say: "He's very personable, engaged with our business and always happy to look at alternative ways of solving problems." - Chambers UK 2018
"Advertising expert" - The Legal 500 UK 2017
The "excellent" Oliver Bray heads the firm's commercial contracts practice. He regularly acts for large multinational clients on a range of contractual matters including licensing, partnership agreements and supply chain agreements. Clients report that Bray is "a very bright, pleasant guy to work with. He is experienced and he knows his stuff ." - Chambers UK 2017
Advertising and marketing specialist Oliver Bray has sector-specific expertise in digital media, and acts for major brands, technology companies and digital agencies. One source recommends him for his "conscientious, responsive and very helpful" advice, while another says: "He is one of the most personable and technically proficient lawyers I know." - Chambers UK 2017
Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2016
"Has great analytical skills." - The Legal 500 UK 2016
"Oliver Bray is a highly esteemed advertising and marketing expert, recommended for his "extremely responsive, thoughtful and pragmatic" approach. Sources highlight his "real passion for the area - he has a genuine interest in the subject that goes beyond the law"" - Chambers UK 2016
"Clients regard Oliver Bray as "proactive, very aware and genuinely interested in our products. He takes a long-term approach." Another client finds he "goes above and beyond the call of duty" - Chambers UK 2016
"A recognised specialist in advertising and marketing law, is "very commercial’ and "aware of industry needs." - The Legal 500 UK 2015
Listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list - The Legal 500 UK 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide (Commercial Contracts)
"Oliver Bray is "superb." - The Legal 500 UK 2015
"Oliver Bray continues to impress as an advertising and marketing practitioner [...] Clients praise him as being "clear on the law and very experienced in the nature of us as a client" - Chambers UK 2015
Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2015
Oliver Bray has an enviable client following [...] "he doesn't swamp you with legal jargon. He's very good at seeing what your needs are and how you can get there." - Chambers UK 2015
Oliver Bray is a leading figure, and "keen to look at the client-lawyer relationship with a genuinely fresh and innovative approach." - The Legal 500 UK 2014
Oliver Bray is highly regarded by peers, with clients describing him as a "fantastic" commercial lawyer. - Chambers UK 2014
Continually provides robust advice in very tight timeframes and is an excellent resource to have at hand. - Chambers UK 2014