12 November 2019

Firm boosts data protection offering in Dublin

Lewis Silkin appointment of partner expands firm's commercial, technology, IP and data protection offering in the European market.

Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of Victor Timon as a partner in the firm’s Dublin office, marking the launch of the firm’s commercial, technology and intellectual property practice, and the expansion of the data & privacy practice, in Ireland.

Unfettered access to Europe

Lewis Silkin say the appointment will bolster their practice in Dublin by expanding its wide range of services within the Irish, and wider EU, market. Mr Timon joins from Maples, where he was head of commercial technology and data privacy, bringing over 35 years’ worth of expertise in commercial, technology, IP and data protection law. He works across a wide-range of sectors and has particular experience advising innovative, IP-driven organisations, notably in the technology, cloud and telecoms industries. Giles Crown, joint managing partner at Lewis Silkin, commented “Businesses are becoming ever more cognisant of the importance of IP, technology and data as assets and are rightly demanding expert advice on the full-range of issues. With Dublin becoming an increasingly important location for innovative businesses, particularly in the technology sector, providing unfettered access to European markets made perfect sense for us to leverage our footprint there for our clients’ advantage.”

Great plans for Dublin

This is the latest stage in the growth of Lewis Silkin’s IP practice and follows the acquisition of patent and trade mark firm Ablett & Stebbing in July, with Lewis Silkin creating a one-stop-shop capable of servicing all IP needs from creation through to protection, management and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions. Lewis Silkin’s Dublin office launched in 2018 with its employment, immigration and data protection work led by partners Siobhra Rush, Linda Hynes and Sean Dempsey. Mr Crown said, “Victor is a terrific addition to our Dublin team and is the ideal person to lead on Lewis Silkin’s offering in Ireland. We look forward to working with him.” Mr Timon said, “Lewis Silkin has great plans for Dublin and I’m very excited to play my part in developing the firm’s commercial, technology and data protection practices in Ireland. Drawing on the firm’s longstanding expertise in IP and technology, backed up by the wider team based in the UK, this new offering will further enhance Lewis Silkin’s position as the law firm of choice for innovative, IP-rich businesses.”