TLT has appointed Gareth Oldale as a technology and IP partner to support growth in its focus sectors, including digital and the public sector.
Gareth joins from Sharpe Pritchard where he was head of technology and data and virtual data protection officer for the Police ICT Company and the Financial Conduct Authority – providing information and advice on data privacy and protection, regulation and compliance.
He is extremely well regarded for his exceptional experience in commercial issues, including IT and business process outsourcing and procurement; IP and software development; cloud solutions; collaborative research & development projects; cyber risk; privacy; and commercial contracts. He is also a trusted adviser on business strategy issues including SME and corporate business growth.
At TLT, he will support the firm's digital sector clients including large technology companies and the UK's fast-growth tech sector, including on their development of world-leading technology. He will support TLT's IP-focused clients including retail and consumer goods and leisure, food and drink brands with technology, IP and data compliance issues. He will also work with TLT's leading public sector team, including supporting police forces and law enforcement agencies with their digital transformation programmes.
Gareth Oldale, partner at TLT, says: "TLT has built a firm around the needs of its clients with an exceptional offering across its services and in its core sectors, including digital and the public sector. I am looking forward to working with such a diverse team and supporting our clients with this deep bench of expertise, and growing the firm's public and private practice areas."
James Touzel, partner and head of digital at TLT, says: "We're delighted to welcome Gareth to TLT. He's a very talented lawyer and his expertise and ambition matches who we are as a firm and where we want to be. Data protection and cyber risk is an overwhelming issue for many of our clients and he is one of the leading authorities in this area. Digital transformation is an exciting opportunity for many of our clients and Gareth is well placed to advise and support them with all that this entails, from a strategic and legal perspective."