Helena Brown > Addleshaw Goddard > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

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Helena is an IP, IT and commercial expert with over 15 years’ experience advising on a range of legal areas such as high profile technology sector investments and acquisitions, high profile public bodies and charities and on strategic data protection issues and more. Helena is also a fully accredited Practitioner in Data Protection, and also has extensive experience in providing support on complex freedom of information matters. Helena supports and advises on international data transfers, service offshoring and subject access requests.


McGrigors LLP; Senior Solicitor, Burness LLP; Associate, Burness Paull LLP; Director, Partner HBJ Gateley 2015 to date.


Scottish Life Sciences Association, Society for computers and Law, Centre for Freedom Information


Glasgow University (1999 LLB Hons, Dip LP)

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Helena BrownAddleshaw Goddard

Noted for its ability to ‘leverage the breadth of expertise in the firm in order to provide a holistic recommendation’, Addleshaw Goddard is increasingly active in digital transformation projects. Fintech expert David Anderson leads the group, which has considerable experience in data protection issues, as well as IT and BPAAS outsourcings, commercial contracts and tech-related litigation. Anderson also handles the IT and technology aspects of corporate investments and divestments, while Helena Brown‘s practice largely centres on data protection issues emanating from IT projects and contracts.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

The sports practice at Addleshaw Goddard encompasses the full range of contentious and non-contentious sports-related issues. Simon Catto, who heads up the group, routinely acts for football players and high-profile clubs in a variety of disputes, with additional strength in complex issues relating to contracts and regulatory matters. Helena Brown is particularly skilled in sponsorship, data protection and consumer compliance matters. In recent team news, Tony McGlennan departed in September 2020 to take up a role at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

The ‘proactive, responsive and practicalAddleshaw Goddard advises international blue-chip clients on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters. The team, which is headed up by Helena Brown, was recently bolstered by the arrival of Nathalie Moreno from Lewis Silkin LLP in March 2020. The practice handles both contentious and non-contentious work, domestically and internationally.