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.

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Solicitor of the Courts of England & Wales [Solicitors Regulation Authority]




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

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Discerning Data – a forum that discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Civic Activities

  • Liveryman of the Information Technologists' Company, London


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