John MacKenzie

Partner

at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

United Kingdom

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An experienced solicitor advocate, John deals with a range of commercial litigation and has particular expertise in intellectual property and IT matters. He has rights of audience before the Scottish and English courts, appearing regularly before the Court of Session and the Scottish Appeal Court, and is one of the few solicitor advocates to have appeared before the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union.  John advises on IP infringement issues and in particular online brand protection for clients from a variety of sectors, UK-wide, including energy and utilities, banking, IT and manufacturing. He has considerable experience in leading and managing high value claims backed by third party litigation funders. He sits on the Lord President's Consultative Committee on Commercial Actions. He is also a former Chair of the ADR Committee of the International Trademark Association.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading Scottish-headquartered UK law firm and the only full-service, independent Scottish legal practice of scale with a London office.
Establishing long-standing relationships of trust, rooted in legal advice and client service of the highest quality, is our hallmark.
Founded in 1768, Shepherd and Wedderburn has been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy – from the expansion of Edinburgh’s financial services sector to, more recently, our work with Scotland’s first tech unicorn and on landmark clean energy projects. Our focus has always been firmly on the future, and on ensuring we maintain our proud tradition of supporting innovation, economic growth and international commerce.
Our lawyers are currently advising organisations active in more than 120 overseas jurisdictions and we are privileged to work with organisations and individuals in Scotland, the UK and abroad who are leaders in their industries and sectors.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is a people business that values and rewards the contribution of colleagues across the firm. We are proud of our inclusive and collaborative culture, both internally and when working with clients, and are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity and social mobility.

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