Data Protection Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding team in Brussels, with an additionally strong offering in London. Advises clients operating in the finance, automotive and audit spaces on data retention, transfer solutions and privacy policies. Has a strong focus on privacy matters involving new technology, such as cloud solutions and guard rails. Also assists with GDPR implementation and compliance, as well as Binding Corporate Rules. Additionally advises on cyber strategies.

Strengths"The team impresses me with their legal skills and acute intellect," says a source.

Another source notes that "Linklaters has very good breadth and is very good on emerging legal issues," adding that "they are very capable of high-quality legal analysis, as well as being able to provide a practical overlay on the advice."

Work highlights Advised Charles River Development on GDPR compliance and personal data usage across Europe.

Notable practitioners

Tanguy van Overstraeten in Brussels is the firm's global head of privacy and data protection and London-based Richard Cumbley acts as global TMT/IP head.