The Legal 500

Data as an Asset

June 22 2023
3:00 pm

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Data as an Asset


This session aims at giving a comprehensive overview of the commercial value of data. We intend to cover the following points:

  • Data sharing and navigating potential obstacles arising out of data assets in Corporate M&A and Joint Ventures,
  • Maximising the value of data in such transactions,
  • Data, privacy, cyber security, commercial and risk governance issues arising from integrating data assets,
  • IP considerations when collecting and aggregating data sets,
  • Approach of competition authorities to data assets.


Waltter Kulvik, Eversheds Sutherland

Waltter represents private equity firms, alternative investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporate strategic investors, family offices and investment and commercial banks on a variety of cross-border transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Waltter joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2022 after 16 years of experience advising private capital clients with a particular focus on cross border transactions.

Phil James, Partner, Global Privacy & Cyber Security Group, Eversheds Sutherland

Philip is a Partner in our Global Privacy & Cyber Security Group.

Philip is passionate about data driven innovation and strategy. He is an expert in data privacy, cyber security & information rights. Philip guides clients through the issues arising from the creation, licensing and exploitation of rights in content, data and software on mobile, cloud and new media platforms.

Philip specialises in fraud prevention, cyber risk, data strategy, risk management, ID, biometrics, facial recognition, profiling, big data, AI, automation, behavioural targeting, loyalty and social media (and its influence).

Philip is experienced in the Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT), Entertainment, Retail, Sports, Hospitality, Fintech (incl. Insurtech) Sectors.

Jessica Martin, Principal Associate, Competition, EU and Trade Group, Eversheds Sutherland

Jessica is a Principal Associate in the Competition, EU and Trade Group. She has over 10 years’ experience in the competition field, with a broad based practice, covering merger control and FDI, investigations and cartels, and behavioural work. She has advised on matters across diverse sectors, including diversified industrials, energy, pharmaceuticals, financial services and consumer. She is part of Eversheds Sutherland’s Diversified Industrials and ESG sector groups.

She has significant expertise in routes to market, compliance and behavioural work, where her experience includes: advising an automotive manufacturer on their routes to market creating innovative solutions for differing channels and new products; advising a client group on the future of a financial sector market with a specific focus on information exchange; advising a British multinational financial services company on its commercial arrangements and agreements in light of the FCA’s sector studies; advising on, and drafting materials for, competition law compliance and dawn raids for UK and global clients, recently including a multinational technology company; and advising on one of the European Commission’s largest cartel investigations in the trucks sector.

Jessica advises clients in all sectors on the application of merger control. Jessica has recently achieved a CMA clearance at Phase 1 in a retail merger and has advised a consumer-sector client on the CMA’s interim measures in a Phase 1 and 2 investigation. Jessica works seamlessly with local counsel in other jurisdictions to provide a fully global merger control service.

David Wilkinson, Head of IP, Eversheds Sutherland

David heads Eversheds Sutherland’s IP practice in the UK. He handles both contentious and transactional IP work and has for many years been ranked as one of the leading lawyers practising in this field.

David has over twenty years’ experience of handling IP litigation and transactional work across a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, media, consumer goods, financial services and FinTech.

He has extensive trial experience and has appeared as a solicitor- advocate before the English High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

He regularly advises on IP-heavy acquisitions, disposals and licences, including some of the most high-profile deals of recent years.

David and his team also advise on advertising and marketing regulation and on libel and reputation management issues for corporates and financial institutions.

David is a lecturer and tutor on Oxford University’s Diploma of IP Law and Practice and Co-Chair of The Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Organisation (‘TIPLO’).

David has for many years been ranked as a leading IP practitioner by all of the main legal directories, including Chambers, The Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review. He was named Head of IP in Legal Business Magazine’s ‘Fantasy Law Firm’ comprising those lawyers whom Legal Business regards as the best in their field.

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