Robert Bond
Head of IP, Technology & Commercial Group, Speechly Bircham LLP; London, UK

Robert Bond has specialised in data protection and information security since 1983 and is listed as an expert in Chambers (2009) and 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.”

Regarded also as a leading lawyer in computer games by Legal 500, Mr. Bond is listed in the Who's Who of International E-Commerce and is also recognised as a Legal Expert by Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers.

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 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.