Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

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Chrysilla de Vere CIPP/E

I'm a Commercial partner within the firm’s Corporate, Commercial and Technology team, and head of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team. As a dual qualified solicitor I have considerable experience both in the UK and abroad.

I assist start up ventures, SMEs and multinational corporations in particular e-commerce and new tech businesses, and ensure technology companies navigate their privacy and data protection obligations by providing pragmatic advice and key documentation.

I can provide strategic and value add advice to organisations looking to licence, sell, acquire or protect intellectual property assets, brands or services both locally and internationally. In addition, I can offer support to clients on wider commercial issues and preparation of core documents.

Accredited in European data protection law by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, having obtained CIPP/E certification. Find out more on how I can assist with data privacy issues


For corporates looking to trade in and out of the UK and/or EU, I can assist these to achieve data protection compliance by:

  • providing a full suite of data protection documentation including privacy statements, policies, data processing agreements;
  • advising on the use of new technologies and undertaking data protection impact assessments;
  • providing advice in the event of a subject access request, data breach or investigation by competetent supervisory authorities
  • conducting a full compliance audit, including a review of any technical and organisational measures employed and providing practical recommendations

I regularly advise clients on their supply chain documentation. I am also able to provide UK and global groups advice and solutions concerning regulatory compliance especially in a cross border or public procurement context concerning anti-bribery, modern slavery and data protection.


I enable businesses to protect and exploit their intellectual property assets, both in the UK and internationally by advising on structure, ownership, licensing and registration.

I regularly produce broad range of commercial and supply chain contracts (procurement, agency, distribution, supplier and joint venture agreements), standard Terms and Conditions, a full range of software licensing agreements.


  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member of the Society for Computers and Law
  • Affiliate Member of the British Computer Society