Ian De Freitas


Ian De Freitas

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Solicitor, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP 1992-1999; Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP 1999-2017; Partner Farrer & Co 2017.


University of Manchester (1989) (1st Class Hons LLB) Chester College of Law (1990)


Member, Union Internationale des Avocats (President of the IP Commission 2010-2015); Member, ITech Law; Member, Society for Computers and Law.

"Undertakes litigation, often with an international flavour, and clients admire his authoritative and articulate style and incisive application of the law."

Chambers UK

Ian is a litigator with over 25 years’ experience, in particular in IP, Technology and Data. He is also an expert on data protection compliance and has been helping a wide range of clients prepare for the changes being brought in by the General Data Protection Regulation, due to take effect in May 2018. Much of Ian's work has a cross-border element and he has strong connections with clients and independent law firms across the world, particularly in the United States of America and Continental Europe.

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Ian has acted for a range of banks and insurance companies in disputes involving intellectual property, breaches of confidence, data breaches and outsourcing. He has also assisted clients in these sectors with data protection compliance programmes and data breach training.

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Ian has acted for media sector clients on trade mark and domain name disputes, copyright claims and data protection issues.

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Ian has advised on database rights and image rights in the Sports sector and acted for a wide range of Hotel sector clients on reputation management and branding disputes.

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