Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Data Protection & Information Law Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Global firm able to handle a range of regulatory matters. Capabilities span GDPR and cybersecurity. Well placed to handle breach response and represent clients in front of the ICO. Boasts a broad client base, ranging from blue-chip entities to charities.

Strengths A client says: "The work is excellent and and we get very prompt service."

An interviewee appreciates that the lawyers "give commercial, bespoke and tailored advice."

A source states: "It is a global firm that does a great job of connecting with its other offices around the world."

Work highlights Advised Marriott International on its response to a significant security incident involving a legacy Starwood database.

Notable practitioners


Giles Pratt
is well regarded for his ability to advise clients on cybersecurity and breach response. He has broad market experience and regularly acts for high-profile companies.
"He is a subject matter expert on data privacy and cybersecurity and he has a global view." "His knowledge is incredibly deep but at the same time he is incredibly commercially savvy and really attuned to how the regulator operates." "He can see a way around problems and he is imaginative in the way he thinks about issues."