Thursday 19 November 2020

Brexit and beyond – implications for publishers

A free webinar for ALPSP Members only

Booking has now closed - please email Lesley Ogg if you have any questions.

Date and Time: Thursday 19 November
Online, 09:00 - 10.30 EST (New York), 14:00 - 15:30 GMT (UK), 15:00 - 16.30 CET (Central Europe) 

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Chair: Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing


Rachel Bradley, Partner, IP, IT & Commercial, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Dan Conway
, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association
Lynette OwenFreelance Copyright and Rights Consultant
Mark Walford, Vice President, Rights & Business Development, SAGE Publishing


This panel discussion will tackle key topics for publishing houses that might be affected by Brexit, such as print distribution, copyright, and the free movement of people. Leading experts will provide invaluable information as well as insights into the implications for the publishing industry of the outcomes of the Brexit negotiations. 

About our Chair and Speakers

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing.
Angus has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and previously ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is often invited to speak at international conferences and events. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Publishing (with Michael Bhaskar), Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and Turning the Page: The evolution of the book. He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row from 2010 to 2013. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.

photo Rachel BradleyRachel BradleyPartner, IP, IT & Commercial, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Rachel Bradley has a particular specialism in the life sciences and publishing sectors.  She has over 15 years’ experience, having previously worked as corporate counsel for a global pharmaceutical company (AstraZeneca). Rachel advises on a broad range of non-contentious IP matters, including drafting and negotiating copyright licences, patent and know-how licences, collaboration agreements, patent assignments and revenue sharing agreements.  She advises on IP and commercial issues for publishing clients in particular, such as author publishing agreements, site licence agreements, platform agreements, funding agreements and all manner of data protection issues relevant to the sector.  She also works with lots of biotech/pharmaceutical clients protecting their IP.  Her clients range from small society publishers and biotech and small tech companies to large pharmaceutical companies, NHS Trusts, charities and academic institutions. Rachel is a regular speaker at conferences on IP, commercial and data issues, and is listed as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 directory for Intellectual Property in East Anglia.

photo Dan ConwayDan Conway, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association
Dan is the Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association. He leads the team responsible for external affairs, including the policy, public affairs, communications, and research functions of the association. He previously spent the best part of a decade in in-house and agency public affairs roles, also having worked for an MP, and in local government. He has recently been responsible for steering the Publishers Association’s Brexit workstream.

Lynette Owen photoLynette Owen, Freelance Copyright and Rights Consultant
Lynette started her rights career at Cambridge University Press, moving to Pitman Publishing and then Marshall Cavendish before joining Longman Group Ltd (later Pearson Education), latterly as Copyright Director.  Since 2013 she has worked as a freelance consultant.  She regularly runs training courses on copyright and licensing for publishers in the UK and abroad, and also lectures on a number of UK publishing degree courses.  She is the author of Selling Rights (8/e, Routledge 2019) and is the General Editor of and a contributor to Clark's Publishing Agreements: A Book of Precedents (10/e, Bloomsbury Professional 2017).  She was awarded the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, an OBE for services to publishing and international trade in 2009 and the IPG Award for Services to Independent Publishers in 2018.

Mark Walford webMark WalfordVice President, Rights & Business Development, SAGE Publishing
In 32 years in academic publishing I have worked for four publishers in a variety of roles across journal publishing and more latterly across all areas of scholarly publishing. I joined SAGE in 1996 and have played a small part in its growth into a major publisher. My role at SAGE is a portfolio one, combining responsibility for global rights and licensing, contracts and copyright with public affairs and acquisitions. I have sat on the PA Serial Publishers Executive and Copyright Committee and the ALPSP Training Committee and currently sit on the PA Public Affairs & Policy Committee and STM Intellectual Property Committee. As a committed European, I have taken a great deal of interest in Brexit and have followed closely the unfolding story.  I am part of the team at SAGE that has been coordinating preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU since the vote in 2016.


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