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Joel Marris

Joel Marris

Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP
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    Joel Marris is an Associate in the Business Law Department. His work focuses on private equity and venture capital.

    The London VC team supports entrepreneurs, early stage businesses and angel investors through the Firm's HIT Programme which defers legal fees for innovative business until such time as they raise significant finance or generate revenues and by offering start-up clients access to free software that enables them to write their own legal business documentation; to view please click here. We also support those that support entrepreneurs through our sponsorship and hosting of sponsoring various Angels Den events.

    Commercial Law

    Joel was seconded to one of the world's leading online retailers for six months in September 2012. During this time, Joel:

    • negotiated and drafted commercial contracts with vendors and service contractors;

    • advised on marketing law issues relating to retail promotions;

    • advised on defamation issues; and

    • advised on a wide range of product compliance, competition, IP and charity law issues arising in connection with the sale of consumer goods.


    Insurance and Reinsurance

    Joel's second seat was in the Firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Department, where he:

    • conducted detailed legal research at the pre-action stage of an asbestos-related insurance litigation; and

    • assisted with an extensive disclosure exercise in an arbitration between a pharmaceutical business and its insurer.


    Antitrust / Competition Law

    Joel's first seat was in the Firm's Antitrust / Competition Law Department, where he acted for retail and sports clients on a range of work including:

    • a review of national competition authorities' pre-merger clearance thresholds;

    • advising on competition issues arising from a negotiated public procurement process; and

    • conducting a data room process for the European Commission in connection with an investigation under Article 101 TFEU.

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Joel studied English and French at the University of Leeds, which included a year teaching English in France. He graduated in 2008 before completing the GDL and LPC in Manchester.

    Besides Edwards Wildman

    Joel enjoys keeping active by participating in long-distance running events and playing tennis.

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