ITechLaw 2010 European Conference

28–29 October 2010 • Berlin, Germany • Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Robert Bond
Partner, Speechly Bircham LLP; London, UK

Robert Bond is head of the Information Law Group at his firm.  He specializes in information technology law and commercial law, and he is also a well-recognized expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, data protection and information security laws.  He is chairman of the ICC (UK) E-Business, IT and Telecoms Committee and the IT & E-Commerce Committee of the Licensing Executives Society.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and a Companion of the British Computer Society.

Mr. Bond’s clients include Second Life (a virtual world) and Demotix (a user-generated news site), and he founded “The I in Online,” a charity schools project aimed at raising awareness of privacy risks in social networking for teenagers and students.

Mr. Bond is author of “Software Contracts,” published by Tottel, and “Negotiating International Software Licenses and Data Transfer Agreements” published by Sweet & Maxwell.  He is also a Notary Public. 

Mr. Bond has specialised in data protection and information security since 1983.  He is listed as a “Notable Practitioner” for Data Protection in Chambers UK (2008,) where clients describe him as “a brilliant lecturer, a meticulous lawyer” and “responsive – if you contact him, you know he’ll get back to you within the hour” and “authoritative – he really knows his stuff, and he has so many contacts within the EC he can predict trends and what’s coming further down the line, which is very useful for forward planning.”