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Jonathan Kirsop

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

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Commercial contracts; Data protection and IT and telecomms

Commercial contracts; Data protection and IT and telecomms

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 data privacy together with commercial and technology transactions. He heads up the firm's international 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'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 numerous clients internationally in respect of their implementation of and ongoing compliance with the GDPR, advising a large IT and advisory firm on its software licensing and development terms and advising a mobile payment provider on its e-privacy and marketing requirements.

"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

Barclays Bank PLC

Advising the Bank on a wide range of data privacy issues including GDPR implementation and digital initiatives.

Secret Escapes

Advising the online travel retailer on its GDPR compliance and e-privacy requirements.

BTG

Advising the life sciences company on privacy aspects relating to its clinical trials and wider GDPR compliance.

'Big Four' Professional Services firm

Providing data protection advice to a "Big Four" professional services firm in relation to its contractual arrangements and standard terms.

Hotel Chocolat

Advising the retailer on GDPR compliance and drafting privacy policies and procedures.

Movember

Advising the global men's health charity on its data privacy compliance and marketing activities.

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
  • Technology
  • 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: Technology

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

Awards

Commercial contracts; Data protection and IT and telecomms

Commercial contracts; Data protection and IT and telecomms

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