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Aled Walters

Aled is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. He is also a member of the Business Division’s Board and was previously a member of the firm’s Audit Committee.

Aled has particular expertise within the gaming, tech and media sector having worked in-house at major broadcaster S4C. Aled is also head of the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) team.

Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension. He is the firm’s lead partner for its work for major clients such as D S Smith plc (a FTSE 100 company) and Keolis Amey, the operator of the Wales and the Borders Rail Franchise. He has also advised some of the largest media gaming, gambling and betting businesses in the world including Novomatic, Luxury Leisure, Greentube, Amelco and Avanti. He is widely recognised internationally for his work and is ranked as a ‘Leader in his field’ in legal directories.

Aled leads a team which established itself as leading legal advisors for the gaming, TV and Media industry across the UK.

Aled is a member of the Royal Television Society and he is also a Professional Member of Pact. He is also a semi-professional musician.

As a fluent Welsh speaker, Aled is heavily involved in the promotion of Welsh heritage and language acting as a Trustee and Honorary Counsel of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Trustee of Menter Caerdydd and a Director of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Work History

Aled trained at Hugh James, then moved into private practice as a solicitor at S4C, then Head of Legal at S4C International. He then re-joined private practice eventually leading to him re-joining Hugh James in 2016 as a corporate and commercial partner and head of the commercial team. He has over 20 years PQE. He qualified in 1997