Ian Felstead is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s litigation department. Ian has almost 20 years’ experience advising clients on a variety of litigation and dispute resolution matters, in particular in relation to commercial, media and regulatory litigation. Ian’s complex commercial litigation practice encompasses all forms of dispute resolution, including High Court litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and specialist tribunals (for example, the Copyright Tribunal). Ian has particular expertise in media litigation, including defamation, breach of confidence or privacy, contempt, data protection, freedom of information and copyright issues. Ian also advises clients on regulatory and public law matters, including acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in judicial review proceedings, advising clients on their regulatory obligations and acting for them in respect of investigations by the relevant regulator. In addition, Ian has considerable experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of clients.

Ian has been described as ‘a very effective lawyer [who] always thinks things through right to the end’ by Chambers & Partners UK, and as being ‘a real pleasure to deal with and [having] great ability’ by The Legal 500.