Howard Kennedy's Jonathan Sellors named in the 2023 New Year Honours list

"Jonathon Sellors.

Howard Kennedy is pleased to announce that Jonathan Sellors, a Consultant at the firm, has been included by His Majesty King Charles III in the 2023 New Year Honours list.

Jonathan Sellors, who is a specialist in intellectual property, data protection and commercial contracts, was made MBE for services to medical research. One of Jonathan’s notable achievements is that for the last 15 years he has been the general counsel to UK Biobank, the largest medical research resource in the world.

Craig Emden, Managing Partner at Howard Kennedy, said: “We congratulate Jonathan on his inclusion in the New Year Honours list. This is very well deserved and a true testimony to his expert advice and client care, as well as to his deep knowledge of the healthcare sector.”.

Jonathan’s intellectual property expertise includes acting for clients on trademark and design infringement, patent protection and global licensing, and proprietary rights matters. On the data protection side, Jonathan advises clients on access to research data, use of genetic data, and open source arrangements.

He is a senior fellow at the Nuffield Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. He has been a member of the EU working group on GDPR, a co-author of the Academy of Medical Sciences Report on data driven technology in health care and until recently he served as a board member of the European Society of Cardiology. He additionally co-authors a number of research papers.


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