Lawrence Brown > Simmons & Simmons > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
ONE LINEAR PARK
TEMPLE QUAY
BRISTOL
BS2 0PS
England

Work Department

Information, Communications & Technology

Position

Lawrence is a partner in the Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) group in London. He specialises in advising suppliers and customers in regulated sectors on major technology and outsourcing projects and has over 13 years’ experience in this area. He also advises clients on data protection audits and implementation programmes, as well as on areas such as data protection impact assessments, personal data breach responses and data subjects’ rights.

Career

Joined Simmons & Simmons as a trainee in 2003; Qualified 2005; Promoted to Partner 2017.

Languages

English, French and German

Education

Bristol University (graduated 2001); BPP Law School (PGDL and LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Simmons & Simmons’ sector-focused approach to data protection spans the financial services, TMT, healthcare and life sciences sectors with HSBC, O2 and Monzo Bank as notable example clients. The cross-departmental group is led by TMT partner Alexander Brown and includes individuals from the ICT, employment and dispute resolution practices; key names include Lawrence Brown, who focuses on data protection compliance for financial institutions; and litigator Robert Allen, who handles contentious subject access requests, right-to-be-forgotten issues, breach responses and data incident notifications. The practice also leverages the firm’s international reach to handle cross-border mandates. George Morris was also recently promoted to the partnership.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Simmons & Simmons benefits from ‘user-friendly and approachable lawyers‘ and provides ‘an exceptionally good partner-led service‘. The team regularly assists clients with a range of IT outsourcing matters, global IT procurement issues, business critical software licensings and transformative technology solutions, with particular experience handling cloud solutions, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and other aspects of fintech work. Practice leader Tom Wheadon leverages his legal, regulatory and policy expertise across the telecoms, satellite, media and technology sectors. Alexander Brown, who has data protection and privacy expertise, financial regulatory expert Hinal Patel, James Cotter, Lawrence Brown and recently promoted partner George Morris are also key practitioners.