Steven Farmer > Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Work Department

Technology Transactions; Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy; Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions; Intellectual Property; Technology & Meida; Advertising & Promotions Law; Marketing, Distribution & Franchising; Consumer & Retail; International Trade; Regulatory; Trademark Counseling, Prosecution & Litigation; Travel, Leisure & Hospitality; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA


Steven Farmer advises clients, particularly those with a technology focus, looking to launch or expand in Europe, whilst navigating complex regulatory and legal issues.

As a member of the firm’s Technology/Intellectual Property, Data Privacy and International Trade teams, Steven brings over a decade of experience in advising on the monetization of IP rights and IP infringement issues. Holding Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) status, Steven also advises on data privacy compliance in the pre- and post-incident environments. His practice also focuses on international trade compliance, particularly export controls (military and dual-use) and UN, EU and UK sanctions.


Certificate, Queen Mary College, University of London, 2012
Trade Mark Law and Practice

Diploma, University of Bristol, 2008
Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Diploma, Nottingham Law School, 2004
Legal Practice

LL.B.(Hons), The University of Manchester, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Steven FarmerPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP‘s TMT offering is anchored by practice head Rafi Azim-Khan, who is a core TMT practitioner in the group and works between the firm’s London and Silicon Valley offices, handling a range of work from telecoms regulation and deals to media production and global licensing issues, as well as data protection and e-commerce mandates. Steven Farmer is also noted, as is Lee Rubin, who was promoted to partner in January 2022.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

With notable expertise in tech, advertising, social media, financial services and pharmaceuticals, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP excels in international data transfers, GDPR work, compliance matters, data breaches and investigations. Splitting his time between London and Silicon Valley, Rafi Azim-Khan leads the group and is highly regarded as ‘an outstanding expert in data privacy law’. He works alongside privacy and data breach specialist Steven Farmer.