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Surayya Munshi

Associate Solicitor


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Having trained and qualified at Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester in September 2020, Surayya joined CG in August 2021 and has experience on advising clients of all sizes (from FTSE100s to start-ups and family-run businesses) across a broad spectrum of sectors, including Tech, Media & Entertainment, Health, Energy & Utilities, Retail & Consumer and Sport.

Surayya uses her industry knowledge to take on the role of a business advisor to Clients by taking a pragmatic approach against the commercial landscape to help them to achieve their desired outcome in an easy-to-understand and efficient manner, reducing the risks faced by the business. She also works with many Clients as an extension of (or acting as) their in-house legal function, assisting with all aspects of the business.

Surayya has expertise in drafting, negotiating and advising on:

  • SaaS contracts, including the technical aspects and offerings under the agreements;

  • outsourced services agreements and distribution & manufacturing agreements;

  • template documentation and precedents for Clients to use when contracting with their customers and suppliers, which reflect the businesses’ needs taking into account the current commercial landscape;

  • general data protection queries and transfers of personal data under a commercial contract; and

  • a broad range of commercial issues and commercial contracts, working with business subject matter experts to draft technical and commercial schedules,

and has experience in delivering training to Clients on areas that are identified as being key risks.

Surayya also has a particular focus on assisting businesses with arrangements in relation to their IP and branding, including:

  • non-contentious IP arrangements, including the worldwide licensing of brands and related matters and advising on protecting and exploiting IP and branding, including under influencer agreements, talent agreements, patent licences and similar; and

  • advising on the ownership of and granting rights in relation to developed IP, including ensuring that arrangements with employees and third party contractors correctly deal with the creation and rights in IP and the position in commercial arrangements correctly reflect what has been agreed between the parties in relation to ownership, licensing and exploitation.

Clients have commented that Surayya is ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ and ‘her personable but always professional nature makes her a real delight to work with.’ She has been known to have ‘a way to make difficult changes / topics look and sound easy, when she explaining them…which makes everyone’s job so much easier’.

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