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Robert Bond

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Bristows LLP

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Data Protection and Information Law


Robert Bond has over 40 years' experience of advising national and international clients on all of their commercial IP, technology and data protection requirements. He also provides international notarial services and compliance advice. He is a legal expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, computer games, media and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks.

Robert’s experience includes advising several major medical device and pharmaceutical multinationals on information security and other compliance laws; negotiating and drafting technology contracts for large and medium-sized providers with customers; acting for numerous multinationals on global data protection compliance issues; representing digital media companies as well as computer games companies on a range of commercial and online matters.


Qualified as a Solicitor 1979
Qualified as a Notary Public 1989
Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional


Law Society of England & Wales;
Companion of the British Computer Society;
Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies;
International Association of Defense Counsel;
Notaries Society;
Liveryman of City of London Solicitors’ Company and Liveryman of Stationers & Newspaper Makers Company.


BA (Hons) Law Wolverhampton University

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

The ‘outstanding’ team at Bristows LLP  is known for its particular expertise in advising charities operating principally in the science, engineering and technology sector as well as in the arts and culture arena. It has particular strength in advising charities on all the legal aspects relating to medical research. The ‘brilliant’ Mark Hawes  shows ‘forensic attention to detail and to strategy’ and Miranda Cass  is recommended for her specialism in advising charities on the various taxation issues that they face. Robert Bond serves as a trustee of the South West Grid for Learning – the firm advises it on various commercial, IP/IT and data protection issues. Clients says that Bond ‘has provided exceptional support and advice in particular in relation to data protection and GDPR’. Other key clients include Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Bond - Bristows LLP

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

The experienced data protection team at Bristows LLP frequently handles complex compliance and strategic matters as well as investigations, breaches and contentious issues. The group, led by Mark Watts, is acting for Google's DeepMind in relation to investigations by the ICO of Royal Free's use of the client's technology. The team is also advising the same client on privacy aspects of the deployment of the technology in other NHS hospitals, as well as on GDPR compliance. The group is a popular choice for US-based companies, and advises on GDPR preparation for McKinsey Consulting, Kimberly-Clark and Tennant Corporation on compliance projects. Other key names to note in this area are Christopher Millard — who is recommended particularly for advice within the technology and communication sectors — Robert Bond, who joined the team from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, and associate Hannah Crowther.

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