I am a senior associate in our Commercial practice in London where I advise our clients on a wide range of commercial matters with a focus on IT, technology and data protection.

I have significant experience and a good understanding of the issues in these areas, having undertaken several UK and international secondments at the headquarters of some of the world's largest companies.

I specialise in providing commercial law advice in technology focussed sectors. I also have significant experience providing advice on data privacy and cyber security regulatory requirements (for example, GDPR and the NIS Directive) and the implementation of business changes to meet them. I regularly assist clients with drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, including purchasing and supply of services (including cloud services, consultancy, outsourcing, insourcing, etc), hardware and software and IP and technology licensing and development.

Due to my various in-house secondments, I understand business needs and the pressures on in-house legal departments, both in relation to time and cost constraints and the requirement to provide advice which can easily be understood and put into action by the business, whilst adequately protecting the company. As a result, I am able to provide pragmatic and business-friendly legal advice and can quickly adapt to changing requirements of our clients.

I most enjoy the personal aspect of my job; speaking with my clients directly or meeting them in person to get to know them and fully understand the issue they are facing and their aims and helping them to achieve their goals.

  • I was recently seconded to a leading technology company in Zurich to provide legal advice to their GDPR implementation program.
  • Prior to that, I was seconded to Nestlé at their headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, where I acted as interim head of the Global IT Procurement Legal Team. During this time, I drafted and negotiated global contracts for the procurement of IT services from major multinational suppliers, in addition to managing a small team of lawyers.
Education
  • University of Warwick, LLB, Law
  • Kaplan Law School, LPC
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2013