Chris co-heads our international US Group. He specialises in advising multinational technology companies and has a strong base of fast-growing VC-backed businesses looking to expand internationally.
Chris guides clients through complex contractual negotiations, data protection governance and compliance, and all areas of doing business online. His clients span the adtech, fintech, e-commerce, mobile, enterprise software, SaaS, cloud and high-end engineering sectors. Clients praise Chris' practical and commercially-minded advice.
|Since 2020||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|Since 2018||Joint co-ordinator, Taylor Wessing's, US Group for the USA|
|2006 - 2018||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2000 - 2006||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|1998 - 2000||Associate, Sidley|
|1996 - 1998||Assistant Solicitor, Manches & Co|
|1994 - 1996||Trainee Solicitor, Manches & Co|
|1996||Admitted as a lawyer, England, Wales|
|1994||Law Society Final Examination, College of Law, Guildford|
|1992||LLB (Hons), English and French Law, London School of Economics|
|1990||Diplome d'Etudes Juridiques Francaises, Universite Robert Schumann, Strasbourg, France|
A West Coast view on AI – VC funding, current trends and issues, PlugIn #17
News as at 2 February 2023
This week's data protection news includes: Meta US data transfer decision to go to EDPB under Article 65 GDPR; Compromise text for Data Act published; JD Sports reports cyberattack.
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News as at 26 January 2023
This week's data protection news includes: Irish DPC fines WhatsApp €5.5m following EDPB Article 65 decision; EDPB report from Cookie Banner Taskforce; EDPB report on cloud-based services coordinated enforcement action; DCMS-commissioned report on global data localisation requirements; ICO Tech Horizons Report; US-UK Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data.
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News as at 19 January 2023
This week's data protection news includes: CJEU decision on disclosure of identity of recipients of personal data; CJEU rules civil and administrative remedies under GDPR can run concurrently; CNIL fines TikTok €5m for cookie consent failings; Digital Rights Ireland appeals Irish DPC's decision on Facebook data user leak; German competition regulator issues statement of objections against Google's data processing terms.
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News as at 12 January 2023
This week's data protection news includes: Irish DPC fines Meta €390m; NIS2 Directive published in Official Journal; CNIL fines Apple and Microsoft over cookie consent.
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