Maria Coggins (Capital Law)

Maria Coggins

Partner
Corporate & Commercial

Maria is a Partner and leads our Commercial team. She specialises in commercial contracts and data protection. Maria also has a  specialism in corporate restructuring.

Maria advises clients on all aspects of their commercial legal relationships with third parties, helping them negotiate their commercial contracts and advising them on their outsourcing, commercial procurement and joint ventures. Maria advises on a range of regulatory and compliance matters including corporate governance and anti-money laundering compliance. She has expertise in data protection, helping clients to comply with the law and ensuring they have the correct policies and documents in place.

Maria also has expertise in corporate restructuring, acting for companies and insolvency practitioners and advising clients on their duties as directors, insolvency procedures and restructuring options including advice on security and banking documents.

She works with in-house legal teams and business development and finance teams. Maria completed a ten month secondment with Orange, working in their Group Fraud and Revenue Assurance Team, providing support in respect of anti-corruption programmes. Maria also completed a four month secondment with Dragon LNG, working with their commercial team advising on commercial procurement and commercial supply contracts.

Maria is a qualified trainer and provides training to clients on contract management, data protection, anti-money laundering, directors’ duties and effective management of legal risk.

Maria is a Trustee of Age Cymru, the national charity for older people in Wales.

 

  • Advising a large London client in respect of the outsourcing of its entire IT function – drafting and advising on the contract, negotiating the contract and advising on indemnities and liability limits.
  • Acting for a hedge fund litigation funder in respect of their funding terms.
  • Acting for a South Wales based developer of safeguarding software for use in the education sector in respect of a joint venture agreement for the distribution and sale of the software.
  • Acting for Energist Limited in the purchase of assets from Chromogenex Technologies Limited (in Administration)- advising the client in respect of the negotiation of the sale and the purchase of assets.
  • Acting for ITC Global Security Limited revising their suite of standard documents. We also draft and /or advise on all of ITC’s customer contracts and master services agreements.
  • Acting for EUI Limited (trading as Admiral) under a commercial/IT retainer. Work includes revising documents for a software consultancy arrangement, significant master licences, renewal of licences, updating T&C’s and reviewing contracts for the delivery of custom IT solutions.
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Data Protection/GDPR
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Recovery & Insolvency
  • Regulatory Law

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2019 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (2017 – 2019)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP 2014 – 2017)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law LLP (2005 – 2014)
  • Legal Assistant, Eversheds (2001 – 2005)

Education

  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health: CIEH Level 3 Award in Training Principles and Practice
  • University of Wales: LPC
  • University of Wales: Law Degree

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Trustee of Age Cymru