Overview

Huw Beverley-Smith advises customers and suppliers on a wide range of international transactions and regulatory issues, including technology, telecommunications and business process outsourcing, complex services agreements, intellectual property ownership and licensing. He counsels clients on privacy and cybersecurity issues and helps navigate regulatory hurdles and operational and commercial risks. Huw is the author of several books and articles on intellectual property and privacy, including "Rights in Data and Information" in the Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law.

International Privacy Compliance

Huw advises on international privacy compliance programs, particularly in respect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for U.S. and European clients in numerous sectors, including banks, insurers, IT and telecom vendors, health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, publishers and retailers.

Huw has advised on email marketing laws (including anti-spam legislation under the e-Privacy Directive) for multiple clients in Europe and the U.S.

International Transactions

Huw advises on strategic contracting and risk issues on international transactions throughout EMEA, the U.S. and Asia for both customers and suppliers. In these matters, he works with multidisciplinary teams of finance, sales, HR, procurement, privacy, security and tax professionals.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Education

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
LPC (2002)

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Ph.D. (1997)

Cardiff Law School, University of Wales
LL.B. (1993)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Rights in Data and Information Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Law
    Author, Oxford University Press, 2018 
  • GDPR – Key Implications for Accountants
    Accountants’ Digest, January 2018
  • The State of British Politics After Brexit
    Law360, June 28, 2016
  • Monitoring Employee Communications: Recent Ruling No Green Light to Spy on Staff
    Co-author, Personnel Today, February 2016
  • Outsourcing IT: Dealing With Change and Exercising Control
    Practical Law, October 2015
  • Data Protection and Data Security Issues in Bring Your Own Device Programmes
    Information Technologists’ Company, February 2014
  • Global IT Leaders Course
    Henley Business School, November 2013
  • Outsourcing Law and Practice
    Law Society, 2010
  • Privacy, Property and Personality
    Co-author, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • The Commercial Appropriation of Personality
    Cambridge University Press, 2002; Peking University Press (in Mandarin), 2007
  • Copinger and Skone James on Copyright
    Assistant Editor, Sweet & Maxwell, 14th edition, 1999

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Civic Activities

  • Liveryman of the Information Technologists' Company, London

Honors

  • London Super Lawyers — Rising Star in Technology, Media and Telecommunications, 2014
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