Oliver Yaros is a partner in the Intellectual Property & IT Group of the London office, having joined Mayer Brown as a trainee in 2004 and admitted to practice in 2006. He advises clients on TMT, outsourcing, IT, data protection and privacy, e-commerce and IP transactions and issues.
Oliver acts on global financial industry utility projects, technology and business process outsourcing projects and IT systems procurement transactions as well as advising a range of clients (financial institutions, manufacturers and retailers of consumer products, publishers and providers of digital media and online content) on many e-commerce and data protection issues such as how to comply with data protection laws throughout Europe, the law on cookies, the export of personal data from the EEA, conflicts between privacy compliance and disclosure requirements under foreign law, how to respond to Brexit, the theft or loss of data and the appropriate organisational and technical measures to take to protect data.
Oliver also advises clients (such as retailers, publishers, manufacturers, hoteliers, brewers, real estate developers, wine merchants, record companies and TV rights holders) on how to manage and protect their intellectual property portfolios worldwide, on the IP, IT and data protection aspects of completing corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other transactions and has acted on a number of patent, copyright, trade mark and domain name disputes.
From May 2013 to October 2014, Oliver spent 18 months on secondment to the GBM Legal team of HSBC in London during which he advised the Global Banking and Markets (investment bank) division and worked with other divisions of HSBC on the creation of various global know your client / client onboarding and other types of banking industry utility joint ventures with other banks, on a number of multilateral and bilateral outsourcing projects, on investment banking technology procurement projects and on various worldwide IP portfolio management and data protection issues.