Clive Gringras

Clive Gringras, Partner at global law firm, CMS, heads its TMT sector, advising tech clients. Clive co-wrote the game, Elite, for the Archimedes and is author of Gringras: The Laws of the Internet. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law.


Clive is Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector at the international law firm, CMS having practiced in this area since the late 1990’s. He is an international-facing contentious and commercial technology lawyer working with Global 100 companies. Clive is trusted by these companies on high-stakes matters ranging from first-of-a-kind litigation to technology-rich cross-border transactions. He was awarded Microsoft’s inaugural Law Firm Leader of the Year. He is also a well-respected commentator: his book, Gringras: The Laws of the Internet, now in fourth edition, is a UK judicially-acclaimed text on the subject. He is on the Editorial Board of Westlaw’s Computer & Telecommunications Law Review. Clive co-wrote the best-selling computer game, Elite, for the ARM-based computer, the Archimedes.

Research interests

Conflict of laws; AI; Technology Disputes

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