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.


Bar Admissions

England & Wales




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
  • AI Regulation in the UK: The New Government Approach
    Republished in The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, May–June 2023
  • A New Government Approach to Artificial Intelligence Regulation in the United Kingdom
    Republished in The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, January–February 2023
  • UK Supreme Court Rules in Google’s Favor in Data Privacy Group Litigation with Major Implications for Data Breach Cases
    Republished in Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, January 2022
  • Don’t Bring Me Down – Vendor Management & Cyber Due Diligence
    Speaker, Faegre Baker Daniels Privacy and Cybersecurity Summit, November 2019
  • We Are the World – Updates from Europe and Beyond
    Speaker, Faegre Baker Daniels Privacy and Cybersecurity Summit, November 2019
  • In or Out? EDPB Publishes Much-Awaited Guidance on GDPR's Territorial Scope
    Co-author, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Journal, April 2019
  • 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

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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