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Baker Botts’ Clive Thorne Appointed to the Impress Arbitration Panel

LONDON, 18 April, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm’s Special Counsel in the Intellectual Property practice of its London office, Clive Thorne, has been appointed to the Impress Arbitration Panel. 

Mr. Thorne is the first Baker Botts lawyer to serve on this panel. His practice focuses on all aspects of media law, IP and IT disputes, including patents, designs, copyright, trademarks and passing off, trade secrets and breaches of confidence. Clive has particular international experience in the arbitration of disputes, both advising clients and sitting as an arbitrator within the UK, India and Asia. 

Impress is the UK’s first independent, Leveson-compliant press regulator. It is the only press regulator to have applied for recognition to the Press Recognition Panel (PRP). Over 33 independent news publications from all over the UK are signed up to Impress with a combined reach of more than two million monthly readers in print and online. 

The arbitration scheme provided by Impress is free to the public and protects publishers against the risk of court costs and exemplary damages. 

Working with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the leading non-profit body in the field of arbitration, arbitrators are appointed to the Impress Arbitration Panel for the depth of their knowledge and experience in arbitration cases and for their media law experience. All panel members are fellows of CIArb. 

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