Giles heads Freshfields’ intellectual property and technology group. He also leads their data practice in London and co-heads the firm’s digital initiatives.
He is particularly active in the consumer, retail, technology, media, automotive and financial institutions sectors, and specialises in cross-border IP, data, cyber, commercial and e-commerce law.
He regularly advises on transactions involving valuable brands, technology, content and data, particularly on international M&A, IP or tech-heavy carve-outs and joint ventures, restructuring, licensing and other complex commercial and IP agreements. He also advises on IP/data disputes and risk management, and related antitrust issues.
Giles advises on the full range of legal issues relating to data, including IP protection and data privacy, particularly in the context of deals, crises, investigations and new data uses and analytics. He has been named as one of the ‘top 40 under 40’ for data law, and is on the editorial board of Global Data Review.