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Gruffudd Williams
Gruffudd Williams
Associate
London +44 20 7067 2182 gwilliams@cov.com Download V-card

Gruff Williams is a transactional lawyer practicing from Covington’s London office, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2013 and has worked in both London and Brussels.

Mr. Williams advises both startup and established companies on a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters in various industries, including media & technology, sports and life sciences. He also advises on the legal and commercial aspects of international corporate transactions involving transfers of technology, intellectual property and various collaborative ventures between both private and public companies.

  • Assisting a prominent online VOD provider with various transactional and regulatory matters relating to its service, including advising on various aspects relating to music and TV broadcasting.
  • Advising on elements of a client’s TV production business, in particular relating to IP-related aspects.
  • Advising various clients in the tech industry the interaction between the regulatory and transactional aspects of their online business.
  • Assisting a prominent client in the firm’s brands practice on the sale of an important aspect of its property portfolio.
  • Advising clients from the firm’s sports practice on the interaction between its transactional and data privacy issues, including assisting an matters relating to the transfer of data.
  • Advising on various high-value M&A deals, typically involving the sale and purchase of innovative IP in technological and pharmaceutical products.
  • Assisting on various general corporate matters, including drafting various transactional agreements, assisting on private equity and venture capital investments and debt finance deals.

Pro Bono

  • Pro Bono advice to the Public International Law and Policy Group.
  • Pro Bono advice to SolarAid, a leading international charity organization offering solar solutions to issues such as climate change and global poverty in Africa on various matters.

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to the in-house legal team of a large multinational pharmaceutical drug design and manufacture company.
  • Secondment to Covington’s Brussels office, advising on various EU law regulatory matters.
  • Traineeship at the European Commission’s mergers and competition team, assisting on investigation and litigation of purported breaches of EU competition law.