Bristows’ Data Protection practice keeps growing with Marc Dautlich hire


Former Global Head of Information Law at Pinsent Masons joins Bristows
Bristows announced today the hire of partner Marc Dautlich, formerly Head of Information Law at Pinsent Masons. Marc joins the firm’s Commercial IT team and, more specifically, the firm’s preeminent data protection team featuring 12 dedicated data protection specialists.
With 24 years of experience in IT law, Marc is a top tier data protection lawyer and praised by his clients as “an industry leading practitioner who is personable and knowledgeable, and scans the horizon for his clients to anticipate oncoming risks” and “very responsive, knowledgeable, down-to-earth and pragmatic, while also having very deep technical knowledge.” Marc is particularly active at the intersection of technology and data protection issues which is a perfect fit for Bristows where data expertise features prominently in the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences service offering.
Marc commented “I am excited to join the Bristows team, we share a common interest on how the law should evolve with the technology to protect users without impairing innovation.”
Mark Watts, Bristows’ head of Commercial IT, says: “Marc is a great addition to our team. We’ve collaborated on industry initiatives and at a number of practitioner workshops and events, and his focus on data protection and technology closely matches that of our current practice. Marc is an expert in his field and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Joint Managing Partner Marek Petecki also welcomed Marc to Bristows: “Marc joins us at an exciting time for our data protection practice, which continues to go from strength to strength post-GDPR. Marc’s outlook and approach are a great fit for us here at Bristows.”

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