David Eastwood

Global Head of Contract Compliance

KPMG in the UK

David leads KPMG’s intellectual property and contract governance team in Europe. He is a chartered accountant, a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute, a member of the Licensing Executives Society and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David advises on developing and delivering compliance programs in relation to intellectual property and self-reported relationships and on broader issues of intellectual asset management. He has undertaken numerous forensic and other investigations, including royalty and license management assignments and audits in the retail, software, music, merchandising, film and pharmaceutical industries as well as advising on royalty and license agreements and management and controls. His work has included many reviews of companies in the telecoms sector in relation to their use of third party IP, usually digital content or software or technology licenses. This includes major mobile companies, hardware manufacturers and digital service providers. He has acted as expert witness on the proper conduct of royalty audits and on losses arising from IP infringement amongst many other expert witness assignments.

Education and qualifications

  • Chartered accountant

Accreditation

  • Founding member of the Expert Witness Institute

  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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  • London, GB
 

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