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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
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Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

Ian De Freitas

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3375 7471
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/ian-de-freitas/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Information and Data

Position

Partner

Career

Ian has over twenty-five years' experience as a litigator in resolving disputes for clients in a wide range of sectors. In particular, he specialises in disputes involving intellectual property, technology and data. More recently, he has used his experience of dealing with risk to assist clients in achieving compliance with the stricter standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Member

Ian is a past President of the Intellectual Property Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats, an international association of mainly private practice lawyers.

Education

The University of Manchester, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Farrer & Co¬†delivers a ‚Äėhigh-quality service, with excellent turnaround times and good insight‚Äô. The team stands out for its ‚Äėstrong‚Äô publishing practice and acts for a range of international broadcast production and rights companies; music estates and leading news generators and syndication houses; and radio, film, culture and sports clients. Department head Paul Jones¬†advised the British Library on digitisation projects relating to its online newspaper archive. Jones and Henry Sainty¬†advise Bauer Media on a range of matters including on infrastructure contracts supporting its print and digital supply chains. Peter Wienand¬†advises The Economist Group on a range of IP, commercial and reputation management matters. Sainty and Richard Lane, who leads on media sector M&A matters, act for Sage Publishing Group on a range of issues such as GDPR, and also advised on its acquisition of Wichtig International from its shareholders. Employment partner Jonathan Eley¬†and Sainty regularly advise Telegraph Media Group. Associates Owen O‚ÄôRorke¬†and Alan Baker¬†are also key members of the group, as is litigator¬†Ian De Freitas, who joined in 2017 from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Michael Patrick has left the firm for an in-house role.

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