Data Protection & Information Law Department

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What the team is known for High standard of expertise in the full range of data protection and information law issues. Areas of focus include data transfers, cyber breaches, data security and compliance with ad tech regulations. Especially strong capabilities in regard to public law actions challenging regulatory decisions. Brings a global perspective to its broad roster of work, which includes a focus on the impact of the Privacy Shield on international data transfers and all aspects of GDPR.

Strengths A client says: "It is a very commercial, practical and solutions-driven firm with very likeable and easy-to-work-with lawyers."

Sources appreciate the firm's "pragmatic approach and perspective as well as their broad reach in the EU."

"They provide high-quality work and are very helpful," says another interviewee.

Work highlights Advised Align Technology, the recipient of the first regulator-approved BCRs for processors, on its EU privacy needs, including updating the BCRs to take GDPR into account.

Notable practitioners

Hazel Grant
is a leading data protection adviser with extensive expertise across all aspects of GDPR. She is particularly favoured by professional service clients and those in the healthcare market.
"Hazel is very easy to work with and she is very responsive." "She is a practical problem solver who benefits from an excellent understanding of both the letter of the data privacy laws and their practical application." "Her detailed and robust knowledge of the industry and the regulatory landscape is very helpful."

Phil Lee
is highly acclaimed for his command of complex ad tech mandates. In addition to his knowledge of the regulatory requirements of e-marketing, he is recognised for his broader expertise in data protection and information law.
"He is a real expert in privacy matters and a leader in the ad tech industry." "He gives really business-friendly advice." "He helps us navigate extremely difficult and challenging scenarios. I can always rely on him for a sound and informed opinion."