Bird & Bird strengthens Data Protection practice with the appointment of James Mullock

01 October 2015

Bird & Bird today welcomes leading data protection and cyber risk lawyer James Mullock as partner in its International Privacy & Data Protection Group.

Based in London, James joins from Osborne Clarke where he spent the last 19 years. James joins at a period of immense growth for the Bird & Bird data protection team, a result of the development in the information economy, the increase in data regulation and risk, and the firm's leading reputation in this field.

His practice is a mix of data protection, cyber law and more general commercial work, including outsourcing. With previous clients spread across the Tech & Comms, Financial Services. Retail and Energy and Utilities sectors, James' practice at Bird & Bird will continue to be mixed, albeit with a strengthened data protection focus.

James also has a strong knowledge of the Indian market, having helped set up and run Osborne Clarke's Indian Desk and having represented a number of Indian technology and outsourcing companies in relation to their operations in Europe. At Bird & Bird, James will continue this work, tapping into the firm's India desk and jointly developing work across the firm's 27 global offices.

Ruth Boardman, Co-Head of the International Data Protection group says, "We are delighted to welcome James to Bird & Bird. His sector-specific expertise, particularly in advising on complex TMT and outsourcing transactions, will help us proactively develop data protection opportunities with our clients, as we continue to grow our data protection practice internationally."

James said, "I am excited to join the Bird & Bird team, and contribute to the further growth of the International Data Protection Group. Bird & Bird is a truly international firm, and I look forward to working with the teams around the world to pursue further opportunities for growth."