Johnston Advisors was set up in 2014 by Paul Johnston. Paul is an English qualified lawyer with nearly 15 years experience advising clients ranging from start-ups to Global 100 companies in the digital, media and technology sectors. This experience has been gained in private practice at Olswang, the leading technology and media focused law firm in Europe and also in-house working in the legal departments at Microsoft, Google and a global technology and media focused private equity fund, with assets in excess of €800 million where Paul in his role as General Counsel, managed a team of lawyers across the US, Europe and Greater China and sat on the board of the fund and each of its portfolio companies.
The team at Johnston Advisors has significant experience in the digital, media and technology sectors having spent significant parts of their careers to date working in private practice or in-house with leading companies in this space. We understand well the requirements of an in-house legal team and non-lawyers managing the legal function, which in our experience center around:
- the need for the highest level of technical and commercial advice based on a real understanding of the underlying business;
- the need for their external advisers to be pro-active and to initiate and maintain fast turn around times without sacrificing quality;
- the need to effectively manage their legal budget and for their external advisers to offer value for money through flexibility on billing structures.
At Johnston Advisors we aim as a minimum to meet all of these requirements.