Marc Dautlich


Marc joined Bristows as a Partner in October 2018.

Marc works with clients in all areas of information law, technology and digital matters to help them to evaluate and manage risk in these areas. With a particular focus on the intersection of technology and data protection issues, he is also particularly active in the financial services and fintech sectors. Marc leads projects involving compliance programs under GDPR, advises on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, the Network and Information Systems Regulations, RIPA and the Lawful Business Practice Regulations, the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations, and the data protection and security aspects of financial services legislation and regulation (such as PSD2 and the SYSC rules in the FCA Handbook).

Marc also advises in relation to disputes where data protection and cyber security are important issues. In this context he works closely with disputes colleagues to handle matters involving misuse of private information and breaches of confidentiality, including voluntary redress schemes for individuals affected by such misuse or breaches.

With 25 years of experience in IT law, Marc is also active in wider technology topics including in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Marc is a member of the Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), The Data Protection Finance Group (DPFG), The Data Protection Network, International Technology law Association (iTechLaw), TechUK, The Data Protection Forum and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Marc has a good working knowledge of German and Swedish.


  • MA (Hons), New College Oxford
  • Qualified 1996
  • Partner 2008
  • Joined Bristows 2018

What others say

"Marc Dautlich provides "consistently high-quality advice and he takes the time to get to know his clients"." Chambers amd Partners 2020
"experienced, approachable and pragmatic" Chambers amd Partners 2020
“Marc Dautlich has a strong technical background which is critical when advising on emerging technologies.” Legal 500 2020
"Marc Dautlich has encyclopedic knowledge, takes the time to really understand the client and delivers commercial and pragmatic advice." Legal 500 2020
"...the 'outstanding' Marc Dautlich" Legal 500 2020
"Marc Dautlich is outstanding and brings a wealth of experience to Bristows' privacy practice. He is pragmatic, insightful and time and again helps clients solve whatever privacy issue they are facing." Legal 500 2020
Marc Dautlich "works with both public and private sector clients on matters such as data protection and e-commerce. He's a very impressive character who is embedded in the topic. He is undoubtedly a strong resource". Chambers and Partners 2019
Marc Dautlich has "an 'impressive grasp of technical detail' " Legal 500 2019
Marc Dautlich " 'delivers clear and commercial advice' to both public and private sectors." Legal 500 2019
Marc Dautlich is "very responsive, knowledgeable, down-to-earth and pragmatic, while also having very deep technical knowledge”. Chambers and Partners 2018
”He is particularly active at the intersection of technology and data protection issues” Chambers and Partners 2018
Marc Dautlich is “an industry leading practitioner who is personable and knowledgeable, and scans the horizon for his clients to anticipate oncoming risks” Legal 500 2017
Marc Dautlich is regarded as a leading light in information law and is a keen strategist. Who’s Who Legal Data 2018
Marc Dautlich is well known in the industry for the quality of his advice on e-commerce and IT matters Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

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Leaders League UK 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leader 2019

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