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Jonathan Kirsop

T: +44 20 7809 2121 M: +44 7554 403 022 Email Jonathan | Vcard Office: London

Jonathan Kirsop Partner

Contact details

Jonathan Kirsop

Jonathan Kirsop
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2121 M: +44 7554 403 022 Email Jonathan | Vcard Office: London

Jonathan advises a wide range of clients on commercial and technology transactions and data privacy. He heads up the firm's data protection and information law practice and is known for providing pragmatic and practical advice assisted by his experience on secondment at the Information Commissioner's Office and certain global banks. 

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Jonathan regularly advises customers on commercial contracts such as franchise agreements, agency and distribution agreements and supply agreements as well as on more complex outsourcings and technology agreements. 

Jonathan is also a specialist in data protection and information law having been seconded while at his previous firm to the Information Commissioner's Office.  He provides data privacy advice to a number of clients, notably financial institutions life science companies and technology companies.

He also has experience in drafting and negotiating telecoms contracts including advising on backhaul and ethernet services contracts for business customers for a large telecommunications company.

Jonathan's diverse practice also encompasses advising on contracts for the sale and purchase of art works, acting for a number of dealers and auction houses in connection with consignment agreements, agency agreements and standard terms and conditions.

His recent experience includes acting for an international bank on a mobile payment outsourcing, advising a large IT and advisory firm on its software licensing and development terms and implementing an international intra-group data transfer agreement across 13 jurisdictions.  

"great ability to listen and to understand underlying business drivers" and to "think about the context of the advice as well as the advice in itself." 

Chambers UK 2016

  • Data protection and information
  • Commercial, outsourcing and technology
Jonathan's data privacy experience includes advising:​

Barclays Bank PLC 

Advising on a wide range of privacy issues including time on secondment to its data privacy legal team and advising on digital initiatives.

Multi-national life science company 

Advising this company on its intra-group data transfer agreements and registrations.

Standard Chartered Bank 

Advising Standard Chartered Bank on EU data protection issues.

More: Data protection and information
 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Advising on a range of commercial agreements including supplier arrangements and various standard agreements.

Kalibrate Technologies

Advised this high-tech data solutions provider on its managed services agreements and "SaaS" contracts.

KPMG

Advised on standard agreements for the provision of technology services.

More: Commercial, outsourcing and technology

  • Hotels and leisure
  • Art and cultural property
  • TMT
  • Banks and banking
  • Life sciences

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Limited

Jonathan acts as the external legal contact for the London hotel and advises on a full range of commercial agreements including supplier arrangements and agreements relating to the health and fitness facilities at the hotel. In the management sphere, he has advised the hotel on management arrangements with the adjoining luxury retail apartments, One Hyde Park.

Aparthotel owning property company

Advised a property company on the hotel management agreement relating to the development and operation of an Aparthotel in London by a third party management company.

easyHotel

Ancillary to our wider advice to easyHotel on its placing and admission to trading on the AIM Market of the London stock exchange, Jonathan has advised the company on a variety of hotel management and franchise agreements as it seeks to build its international network across the EU and elsewhere.

Mandarin Oriental International Group

Advised the international hotel group on the management arrangements relating to luxury hotel and residential complex in the Caribbean.

More: Hotels and leisure

The Fine Art Society

Advised on some ground-breaking technology contracts for the sale and purchase of work by innovative artists Rob and Nick Carter. This involved the licensing of technology and hardware which underpinned their interactive works “Transforming” which utilised iPads to display digital works which change over time. 

LAPADA

Advised on developing the standard terms of sale for use by over 600 members.  This involved advice on the recently implemented Consumer Contracts Regulations and developing a set of user friendly terms in plain English which were capable of re-use by its members. 

Society of London Art Dealers

Regularly act on various matters for this long-standing client, revising its standard terms of sale to reflect changes in consumer contracts laws, advising on terms for the provision of buying advice and advising on commission arrangements.

Auction house

Advised on the right of a consumer who bids in an online auction to cancel the sales contract, which is a key concern for auction houses at the moment, given the rising popularity of online sales.

Artist

Advising a contemporary artist on the terms of assignment of his art works being displayed in a fashion house’s global stores.

Major west-end dealer

Advised on back to back sale contracts for a painting and on issues arising in relation to English and New York law as to the consignment of works to an international gallery.

More: ​Art and cultural property

Kalibrate Technologies

Advising this high-tech data solutions provider on its managed services agreements.


The Cloud

Advising on an engagement with a third party to act as a hub to manage inbound roaming WiFi.


Advanced Visual Technology

Advised the sellers of this leading provider of 3D visual macro space planning software to Oracle.

More: TMT

Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered 

Advising a number of regulated institutions on data privacy advice and has spent time on secondment at the privacy teams of both Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered

KPMG

Advising on the provision of outsourced business process services to a UK bank and a UK building society.

More: Banks and banking

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

Advising the UK and European divisions of ARIAD on its data protection issues.

UCB Pharma

Acted for this global Biopharma company on a wide range of commercial matters.

More: Life sciences

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