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Sunny J. Kumar

Advised a regional water company on an extensive internal GDPR project to ensure all policies were in place before the new regulations came into force. Subsequent work included specific advice relating to policy formation for the management and transfer of employee data to third party service providers and providing in-house training on GDPR to relevant employees.
Advised a leading energy supplier on how to engage with consumers via email and online marketing strategies whilst being compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018.
Advising the Cobalt Institute on the retention of sensitive personal information concerning its members and the necessary consents required under the GDPR. We are also currently clearing their entire website for any potential data protection and copyright infringement risks.
Acted for a leading Energy company in outsourcing all of its HR functions to a third party services provider. I drafted all outsourcing agreements including the drafting and negotiations of the service level agreement which was also required.
Acted for BlackRock Ltd on the sale of its pension administration business to Aegon Plc. I drafted and negotiated the transitional services agreement which was necessary for the transaction as well drafted various software licence agreements. I also negotiated and drafted all the IP warranties in the main Sale Agreement.
Acted for two major utility companies on data protection breaches concerning its customer’s personal data. Worked with the client to immediately put into place an action plan and guided the client through all communications and interactions with the ICO. In both cases fines were avoided and revised data protection breaches strategies were drafted in case of future accordance and to mitigate risk.
Acted for various software companies based in the UK, the US, Europe and Asia to deliver their bespoke software as a service applications to UK consumers, ensuring that in each SaaS agreement, the terms are tailored to the client’s individual needs and negotiated in a way to meet the clients’ objectives.
Acted on behalf of the world's leading defence and missiles manufacturer on a joint venture with a Middle Eastern entity. IP was critical to this particular transaction and I led a complicated IP audit.
The Carlyle Group in their acquisition of Accolade Wines which includes the brands, "Hardy's" and "Banrock Station". Managed all aspects of the IP due diligence and advising on appropriate action needed to be mitigate high risk brands which were to be acquired.
Acted for a Saudi entity on the formation of a JV to launch a free to air channel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Advising on all aspects of the Brands Licence, Programme Supply Agreement, Editorial Policy and Regulatory compliance with Ofcom's Broadcasting Code.
Providing ongoing advice to a Malaysian digital broadcaster on possible anti-piracy initiatives against suppliers of pre-loaded KODI boxes.
Acted for Sky Pharma Plc on a complex due diligence exercise in connection with its all share merger with Vectura Group Plc. I reviewed all its IP assets, predominantly relating to collaboration and licensing agreements of various medicinal products.
Advised a Dutch pharmaceutical company on the best possible way to terminate negotiations relating to the development of a statin-based drug.
Acted for Imagem CV, one of Europe's largest music publishers on its sale to Ole Music Management of Canada. I drafted the copyright assignment agreements.
Provided regulatory advice to a German pharmaceutical company on the advertising and marketing of its medicinal product and device in the UK and advice on how to oppose misleading advertising claims concerning the drug of a competitor company.
Acted for a in-vitro medical devices company in the UK on a pre-auction VDD report. I have been responsible for drafting the regulatory section and specifically checking that the company has complied with the requirements of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive 98/79/EC as well as compliance with US equivalence (subject to review by our US lawyers).
Astex Therapeutics v AstraZeneca AB matter relatting to a contractual dispute concerning a candidate drug and whether it is captured by the terms of the collaboration agreement.
Acting on behalf of the Government of Cyprus enforcing their rights against infringers of its UK certification mark and EUTM collective trade mark for HALLOUMI cheese.
Instructed external counsel on an extended form passing off action including drafting instructions to counsel. This matter has also included, drafting grounds for invalidation based on bad faith and relative grounds and drafting all replies as well as a settlement agreement in our client's favour.
Trade marks portfolio work for a global bank and undertaking various trade mark clearance searches and compiling reports assessing the risk of any possible opposition, infringement and/or passing off action being initiated.
Acting on behalf of a Middle Eastern sovereign government to develop a Media City in its capital. An interesting project involving the drafting ofl broadcasting, publishing, data protection and intellectual property regulations; and drafting all necessary media agreement templates including content licenses, distribution and carriage agreements and prop hire agreements.
Acted on behalf of a leading private equity house in their acquisition of an international wines business including a portfolio of international wine brands. Managed all aspects of the IP due diligence and advising on appropriate action needed to be mitigate high risk brands which were to be acquired.
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