The IP Harbour Editorial Team is led by its founders, Matthew Green and Anand Pandya.
Matthew studied English and History at Nottingham University before converting to law in 2014. He had previously worked at television production firm Fremantle Media, and at Fieldfisher LLP as well as record label Anjunabeats reviewing recording and distribution agreements.
He trained at leading London Law Firm, having sat in Intellectual Property and Commercial (joint contentious and non-contentious), International Arbitration, Corporate and Real Estate. He worked extensively on a trade mark dispute for a multinational ISP and broadcaster against a US cloud migration firm, as well as for various high fashion brands in the prevention of sales of counterfeit goods, and for a Kenyan Conservation on the implementation of a live stream and virtual reality initiative.
Matthew wrote at length for their website and blog on Intellectual Property and Data Protection issues including Information Commissioner’s Office fines, the introduction of live blocking orders on streaming sites, the impact social media on the sale of counterfeit goods, copyright on Kodi boxes and the McFadden and Sony Music judgment.
He also writes on his music law website having previously written album reviews at university.
Matthew now works for a boutique law firm specialising in intellectual property, commercial, litigation and corporate advice.
After studying History for his undergraduate degree, Anand converted to law and gained experience at US law firms Baker McKenzie and Vinson & Elkins. He subsequently completed his training at BLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) which included a stint in Brussels working on Antitrust and Competition matters.
Anand now works for Accenture as a commercial contracts and technology lawyer responsible for end-to-end support of client opportunity contracting. Anand is also part of the Global Legal Technology and Innovation team acting as a key stakeholder and product owner of legal technology and innovation within the global legal group. He is responsible for advising on new and emerging legal technologies and supporting proprietary and third-party legal technology development and implementations.
Anand has recently recorded a Crafty Counsel Video where he discusses “how to empower your team through legal tech & innovation”, he was a panel speaker at the Alternative In-House Technology Summit 2019 and a panel speaker at the Briefing Frontiers Automation Conference 2019.
Anand was a contributing author to a journal article on the impact of technology on millennials in the legal sector published in the April 2017 edition of Globe Law and Business – Modern Legal Practice.
He contributed to the International Competition Network (ICN) study into global merger control notification thresholds and requirements. He subsequently attended the ICN annual conference in Singapore as a guest of the US Federal Trade Commission.
Alongside Anand’s legal career, he has over a decade of experience in IT consulting, software development and digital media having co-founded multiple technology businesses.