Dawn McKnight - Partner

Dawn  McKnight

Key Practice Areas

Charity Law, Commercial Law, Corporate - M&A, Cyber Security, General Data Protection Regulations, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Intellectual Property, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Public and Administrative Law

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Dawn is a partner in the corporate / commercial teams at Carson McDowell and is head of the firm’s non-contentious intellectual property team and its tech sector team.

Dawn is well experienced in advising on: business disposals and acquisitions; private equity matters; partnership law; commercial contracts (franchise, distribution, agency, etc.); foreign direct investment; and non contentious intellectual property matters (licensing, assignment, applying for trademarks, copyright matters, etc.).

Dawn became a partner in February 2010 and is a member of the Institute of Directors, Momentum, the Association of Partnership Practitioners and the Northern Ireland Intellectual Property Association.

Dawn is ranked in Chambers and Partners UK 2014, where clients say she is "flexible, proactive, and knowledgeable" and that "she operates within timescales set down and is always attentive to our needs." She is also described as being "very helpful and very prompt."

Dawn is also ranked in The Legal 500 2013 as part of both the firm’s corporate and its M&A teams.

In the Chambers 2017 Guide, Dawn is held in high regard for her experience handling licensing transactions within the technology sector.