With almost three decades of experience in his field, Ian joins from Hamlins where he previously held the role of Partner in the Media, IP and Commercial Law team. Over his career he has gained an abundance of expertise, across a wide range of commercial matters.

Ian specialises in marketing, brands and commercial law, focusing on advertising, sales promotions, sponsorship, merchandising and IP licensing. He has advised a striking repertoire of clients in the food, cosmetics, hotel and entertainment sectors and is regularly instructed by McDonald’s..

Outside of work, Ian is a keen charity fundraiser and has successfully swum the channel twice!

Ian Down said,“I am delighted to have joined Keystone. I see this as a meaningful platform from which to grow a business. I am already feeling the benefit of a support service that I can tailor for myself and which liberates me to focus on clients and in the ways that they want.”

Managing Director at Keystone Law, James Knight added,

“Ian’s experience and track record within the Media and IP sector is certainly impressive and we are thrilled to welcome him on board.

In addition, his recruitment speaks volumes for Keystone’s continued ability to attract extremely talented, high-calibre individuals – with the knowledge to enrich and expand the unique offering the firm already provides as a whole.”