Daniel Adams

Daniel Adams

Areas of expertise:
MBA-qualified solicitor with 16 years’ PQE. Has worked in the media and technology sectors in leadership positions requiring a blend of legal, deal-making and management skills. Substantial experience working on a diverse range of legal matters including commercial contract negotiations, corporate finance, intellectual property and data protection issues.

What do you focus on for your clients

I am a senior commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising media and technology companies on a wide range of legal issues including data protection, intellectual property, general commercial advice and corporate matters. I often work with companies to help them negotiate high value deals, as well as build and manage legal processes to support international sales teams and other functions. I have also built and led cross-functional and international teams for several clients.

Tell us about your professional background

I worked Olswang and Baker & McKenzie focusing on corporate and commercial work for media and technology clients, then moved to an in-house legal role at AOL Time Warner. I then studied an MBA to broaden my skill set and gain a better understanding of strategy and corporate finance from a non-legal perspective. After my MBA, I worked in a number of operational and advisory roles at both start-ups and larger companies such as EMI, National Geographic, Hearst and Dailymotion.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

As a lawyer that has also worked in non-legal roles, I bring commercially-focused perspective to a legal environment. This enables me to provide pragmatic advice whilst keeping in mind the necessary legal considerations required by the situation. I live in Surrey with my wife and toddler and enjoy sports especially rugby (being a Harlequin’s season ticket holder), golf and tennis. I also like the odd drop of wine and have gained various wine tasting qualifications with a view to becoming a Master of Wine someday…


Halebury features in this year’s edition of the Legal 500 for IT / Telecoms and Sport. For IT and Telecoms, the NewLaw firm is ranked in Tier 3. Commentary reads: Halebury’s ‘brilliant’ team includes lawyers with significant in house experience across IT and telecoms sectors and is led by the ‘responsive’ Denise Nurse and Janvi […]
31 October 2018
Halebury has contributed to Juro’s new eBook on legal operations. The book is authored by 14 legal innovators who reflect on their experiences of making the various competencies of legal operations work for their legal team, and for their business. Halebury CEO Denise Nurse contributes on the chapter on vendor management. You can download the […]
16 October 2018

Halebury’s unique business model provides the perfect infrastructure for me to build my own legal practice whilst also offering me direct access to Halebury’s established client base of leading media and technology companies.

Daniel Adams