Data Protection and Privacy: The data protection and privacy regulatory landscape can appear overwhelming to a business of any size. Related compliance failures can give rise to significant reputational damage; substantial regulatory fines; claims for damages as well as loss of corporate value. Thus, data protection and privacy compliance constitutes one of the key risk avoidance strategies for companies today.

Our firm helps our clients to navigate this increasingly complex and highly regulated landscape by providing clear and practical legal advice on all data protection and privacy law issues. Our services in this area include, undertaking full General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programmes, trainings and audits; providing legal advice on data processing, sharing and exploitation both intra-EU or during activities outside the EU; advising on cybersecurity or other privacy breaches; advising on the privacy aspects of insourcing and outsourcing of business activities, as well as supporting and advising Data Protection Officers (DPOs) or offering fully fledged DPO services. Our firm has an extensive experience in advising multinational groups with more than one subsidiaries and regularly acts as the contract point for their intra-group data protection in Europe. We also frequently undertake related compliance audits within the context of a wider transaction/reorganization such as mergers and acquisitions.

Intellectual Property: Intellectual property is extremely valuable for many companies and often a tool to maintain a competitive advantage over competitors. Solid and innovative ways of developing, exploiting and protecting these precious assets are, therefore, required to stay ahead of the game. Our firm advises on all intellectual property areas, including copyrights, trademarks, design rights, trade name rights, brands, patents and trade secrets.

Our services in this area include, the registration of IP rights; the preparation and review of IP related agreements; the development and implementation of IP related policies to ensure minimization of related security risks as well as the provisions of “freedom to operate advices” and brand clearances. We also regularly perform IP audits and due diligences within the context of wider corporate deals such as mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures where IP forms an integral part to the transaction, structure, or value.