Charlie Cazalet



I'm an associate in our Commercial Group in London, with a passion for future tech, startups and digital innovation.

My commercial experience spans a range of commercial contracts, with a particular focus on tech & comms, energy and defence, including software licences, outsourcing agreements, SaaS agreements, framework agreements, wayleave agreements, collaboration agreements and subscription services agreements.

As a trainee associate I gained broad exposure to complex projects and transactions, venture capital, M&A, privacy & data protection, leisure & hospitality, commercial property and HR services. I am able to draw upon my familiarity with these diverse practice groups and sub-sectors to inform my advice and approach.

I also have a strong personal interest in early-stage companies, and close friends and acquaintances have either founded or currently work at startups. This proximity gives me an invaluable window into the latest B2C and B2B trends and developments, and contributes to my understanding of what it takes to run and grow such businesses.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I lived abroad in France and Italy for various periods of study and work. I was a paralegal in our Privacy & Data Protection Group from 2016 to 2017, and trained with the firm from 2017 to 2019.

  • BPP Law School, LPC
  • BPP Law School, GDL
  • The University of Bristol, BA in French & Italian
  • Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I
  • Università degli studi di Verona
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2019