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Pinsent Masons

Ian Birdsey
30 Crown Place
London, UK EC2A 4ES
[email protected]

About Pinsent Masons:

Our specialist cyber team can coordinate and manage data breaches in the UK, all 28 European countries and worldwide. We are cyber specialists, with market-leading expertise and a dedicated cyber team with a wealth of experience focused on the cyber insurance market.

A breach may cross borders and involve several jurisdictions. It is essential that the response is seamlessly coordinated, with specialist lawyers at the centre for the purposes of legal privilege.

We offer a global solution. In the event of a significant breach affecting more than one jurisdiction, we manage the response from the UK by working with colleagues and partner firms in other European and international offices together with experts such as forensic investigators and PR/crisis management specialists.

Our response service is designed to proactively manage incidents to minimise legal exposure and maximise the effectiveness of the response. We have a wealth of experience managing breaches, built up over the last 15+ years. Members of our cyber team have worked in-house for insurers and developed cyber products for insurer clients, so we can also fulfil advisory, monitoring and coverage counsel roles. Named Law Firm of the Year 2018 and TMT team of the Year 2019, our cyber team operates within Pinsent Masons’ Tier 1 rated TMT practice, allowing us to bring considerable technological knowledge and expertise to complement our breach expertise. In addition, we have extensive experience dealing with claims flowing from data breaches, and are currently representing a number of high profile clients in group action litigation.

Survey Answers

Client Size
all company sizes
Does US business in
Does international business in
Continental Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, United Kingdom
Primary Service Offering
Legal (compliance, defense, coaching, etc.)
Number of employees
more than 25
Number of attorneys 100 percent focused on cyber law
more than 25
Number of carrier-approved panels company is on
Number of breaches worked on in the past year
Who are your clients
Insurance Companies
Year firm started practicing cyber
over 15 years ago. Dedicated cyber practice launched in 2012.