Edward Rea

Edward Rea

Resourcing
Areas of expertise:
Commercial, Technology and Telecoms. Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial and technology-related supply, procurement, licensing, services and outsourcing agreements and advising on an extensive range of commercial transactions and relationships, including procurement, distribution, agency, franchising, consultancy, manufacturing, services, licensing, development, supply and purchase agreements, terms of trade, e-commerce and data privacy matters.

What do you focus on for your clients

I am a commercial, technology and telecoms lawyer with experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of technology and telecoms related commercial and corporate agreements. I have significant expertise advising on technology related transactions and relationships, including procurement, outsourcing, distribution, agency, franchising, consultancy, manufacturing, services, licensing, development, sale and purchase, digital content distribution, IT and Telecoms infrastructure and construction, terms of trade, e-commerce and data privacy.

Tell us about your professional background

I joined Halebury from Ericsson Limited where I was Group Legal Counsel for four and a half years. Previously, I worked at Baker & McKenzie in London as Senior Associate. Throughout my career I have acted for some of the world’s best known companies, including BP, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan, Ericsson, Avis, Kraft, Starbucks, BSkyB, BT Plc, Virgin Media and Expedia.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I have been recommended in the Legal 500 TMT-IT/Telecoms directory for both 2016 and 2017 as someone who “handles difficult negotiations admirably” and is “an expert in drafting, reviewing and negotiating technology-related contracts”. Outside work I enjoy rugby, running, fitness, traveling, motorcycling and spending time with my family.

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

Ed’s performance was outstanding. He displayed professionalism over an extended period of high pressure under exceptionally difficult circumstances.

Mike Titley, former CFO, Ericsson U