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Joanne is a commercial lawyer, specialising in technology transactions and data protection. Her work encompasses structuring and negotiating contracts for complex technology projects, IT agreements, intellectual property and technology licensing, e-commerce and consumer law issues. Joanne has particular expertise in the electric vehicle sector, where she has been assisting a client on its contracts with key partners in relation to electric vehicle charge point infrastructure, as well as on consumer law issues. As an expert in data protection laws, she advises numerous clients on data protection compliance in light of the General Data Protection Regulation. She also has expertise in brand protection, and she and her team manage intellectual property portfolios on behalf of a wide range of clients.
Joanne is recommended by independent legal directories Chambers UK and The Legal 500 for her commercial, information technology and intellectual property work. She has been described in these directories as 'smart, approachable, responsive and easy to work with', 'an excellent negotiator' and 'professional, pragmatic and knowledgeable'. She is also a recommended expert for data protection and IT, and has been identified as a thought leader in data, in Who’s Who Legal 2019.
Joanne is the co-chair of the intellectual property and technology specialist group of leading international law firm network Multilaw. She also served as the chancellor of the Multilaw Academy for many years, providing training on cross-border transactions and negotiations. She is the co-chair of the Data Protection Committee for global technology law association iTechLaw. She heads the firm's digital business sector group.