Richard Cumbley appointed Global Head of TMT and IP at Linklaters

Technology and data privacy specialist Richard Cumbley has been appointed Global Practice Head (GPH) of Linklaters’ Technology, Media and Telecommunications & Intellectual Property practice.  The role is effective immediately.

Richard, a partner at Linklaters since 2007, and who has previously held the position of TMT & Business Services sector head, has over 15 years’ experience in outsourcing and contentious and non-contentious information governance issues. He has particular expertise in advising large multi-nationals on complex international data protection and information management issues.

He has recently led teams advising Barclays Bank, Deloitte, Hyatt Hotels and BT and the administrators of Lehman Brothers on domestic and international data protection and information governance projects including the implementation of binding corporate rules.

Richard also has extensive experience in a mixture of commercial and regulatory IT work, including IT procurement and outsourcing. He has advised a series of clients on IT related issues including PwC, British Gas, JPMorgan Chase, RBS, KPMG and Sainsbury’s.

Richard succeeds John Crozier as Global Head of the TMT/IP practice, and will serve a four-year term as group head. 

Matthew Middleditch, global head of Linklaters’ corporate practice, said:

“Richard is an outstanding lawyer and I am confident that he will build on the excellent work which John has maintained over his years as GPH for TMT and IP at Linklaters. The ever more central nature of our products and expertise within TMT & IP is an essential part of Linklaters’ corporate offering, and I look forward to our working more closely together to benefit our clients.”

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