Dawn McKnight - Partner

Dawn  McKnight

Key Practice Areas

Charity Law, Commercial Law, Corporate - M&A, COVID-19 , 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 the Chambers UK guide 2021, where clients say: "Dawn is simply excellent at what she does - very measured, experienced and knowledgeable." Another source appreciated that "Dawn gives clear, succinct advice", adding that she is "excellent at delivering a high-quality service."

Dawn is recognised as a "leading individual" and in the "hall of fame" by The Legal 500, in which she is noted for her "strong credentials for IP contracts" and as a key name on IT contracts, hosting agreements and cybersecurity.