Edinburgh law firm to co-manage major theme park portfolio

DLA Piper lands Merlin Entertainments contract 

The Edinburgh office of global law firm DLA Piper is set to co-manage a range of legal work for theme park specialist Merlin Entertainments, which owns more than 120 attractions, such as Alton Towers, Legoland, and Chessington World of Adventures.
Partner and UK head of intellectual property John McKinlay, who is based in the Capital, will head up the account alongside Rob Salter, corporate partner, in London.
Entrance to Legoland Windsor
Together, they will help to provide a full legal service covering commercial, employment and real estate in the UK, as well as global construction work.
McKinlay said: “This is an important win for the firm, as well as for our Edinburgh team particularly who will be handling all of Merlin’s commercial, technology and intellectual property contracts across the UK.
“In addition to our strong track record in the sector, it was our innovative use of IT that helped us win the primary supplier retainer.”
The London Eye
Merlin Entertainments also owns the likes of the London Eye and waxworks museum Madame Tussauds.
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