Christopher Rees

Christopher Rees


Taylor Wessing

Lawyer Type:
  • Solicitor
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Taylor Wessing

Personal Profile

Christopher Rees has practised as a Technology lawyer for nearly 35 years and is recognised by Euromoney as one of the top 3 IT lawyers in the world (Euromoney, "Best of the Best").

Christopher has experience of all types of work relevant to Technology-rich businesses and has managed M&A, fund raising, restructuring, and joint venture transactions both within Europe and the Middle East. He has a particular expertise for in-bound Technology acquisitions to Europe. He also has extensive experience of IT system supply agreements and outsourcings. He has acted for both users and suppliers and so is able to ensure the balanced perspective which is so important an element on such deals.

Christopher has advised a number of the world's leading businesses and government agencies on some of their most challenging and strategically important projects and disputes. He has led global and pan-European Data Privacy projects and has a successful track record of guiding clients with disputes through the High Court, the Technology Court, the ICC, the LCIA and before the Pensions Regulator and in fora overseas. He has acted as an expert witness and a mediator in Technology disputes.

Christopher is a member of the Council of the International Bar Association and has chaired the IBA's Computer and Database Committee since 1996. He is currently leading the IBA project to develop an international Convention on Geoinformation. Christopher has published and lectured extensively on the subjects of Technology Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Information Governance, Data Protection and Privacy. He co-edited "Database Law" (Jordans, 1998) and is on the editorial boards of "Data Protection Law and Policy" and "Computer Law & Security Review". Christopher holds an MA in law from Christ's College Cambridge and won the Herbert Ruse prize in his Law Society examinations.

Christopher has been described as “better than Bill Gates” at tennis. He is learning the piano.

Christopher is ranked as a leading individual in Data Protection by Chambers UK 2014.


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