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Oliver Yaros

Oliver Yaros

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Oliver Yaros is a partner in the Intellectual Property & IT Group as well as the Technology Transactions and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practices of the London office of Mayer Brown. He advises clients on technology and outsourcing transactions with a particular focus on fintech and digital transformation projects, as well as clients operating within a broad range of sectors on data protection matters and cybersecurity incidents, intellectual property transactions and related issues.

Oliver has acted for clients entering into many different types of technology and outsourcing transactions including:

  • Consortia initiatives to create and operate fintech utility service providers and develop technologies for customers in the financial services industry;
  • Cloud agreements (including the licensing terms, data protection and regulatory requirements);
  • Agreements to develop, deploy and commercialise fintech and digital solutions;
  • Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency initiatives;
  • Agreements to generate, analyse and license the use of data;
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation technology projects;
  • Initiatives to utilise internet connected (IoT) devices such as in vehicles and in proptech solutions;
  • IT and business process outsourcings (ITO and BPO); and
  • Software development and licensing agreements.

On data protection and cybersecurity matters, Oliver has extensive experience advising clients on:

  • Conducting global projects to ensure multinational businesses comply with privacy laws worldwide;
  • The requirements under current and upcoming UK and European data protection laws such as the Data Protection Act, GDPR, ePrivacy Directive and Regulation, NIS Directive and EU Cybersecurity Act;
  • The required and appropriate measures to take when sharing personal data with third party partners and service providers;
  • Overcoming conflicts and restrictions in laws that prevent the international transfer of personal data;
  • Using personal data in the context of big data generation and analytics;
  • Conducting projects to respond to cybersecurity incidents and comply with requirements to notify authorities and affected individuals in multiple jurisdictions where personal data has been lost, stolen or held to ransom; and
  • Responding to individuals that exercise their privacy rights, such as the right to be provided with copies of personal data and the right to be forgotten, under data protection legislation.

On intellectual property matters and issues, Oliver has represented clients on:

  • The development, manufacture, licensing and commercialisation of technologies used in a wide range of sectors including financial services, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, cybersecurity and consumer goods industries;
  • The creation, management and protection of worldwide intellectual property portfolios;
  • The establishment, transfer and disposal of intellectual property focussed businesses and assets as part of corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other transactions; and
  • Patent, copyright, trade mark and domain name disputes.

Oliver joined Mayer Brown in 2004. He is the Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee of the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 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.

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