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Rebecca Bland

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Rebecca is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology team, based in London. She joined the Firm in 2016 as a trainee and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2018.

Practice Focus

Rebecca’s practice focuses on a broad range of digital technologies with a particular focus on intermediary liability, product counsel and copyright. She also advises on a range of consumer, privacy and commercial law issues. Rebecca also has contentious experience after assisting with a patent and design infringement case at the High Court on behalf of a global cosmetics company.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Providing complex advice to a number of new media, social and online platform clients, relating to intermediary liability and cutting-edge product counsel issues.
  • Assisting with practical and legal challenges in the fundraising sector, including assisting with expansion into the European market, fundraising regulation and associated data privacy compliance. 
  • Assisting social media platform with expansion into Latin America, with a particular focus on advertising regulation as well as advising on data protection and commercial considerations.
  • Advising a number of new media, social and online platform clients in relation to content regulation, platform regulation, and associated digital media issues.
  • Managing global legislation and policy tracker covering copyright, intermediary liability and counterfeit issues for major social media platform.
  • Advising major social media platform on compliance with the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive 2019.
  • Advising a variety of clients on the EU General Data Protection Regulation including advising on the implementing steps required from a legal and practical perspective as well as advising on ongoing compliance.
  • Providing data privacy advice in connection with KKR's USD 4.3 billion investment deal in multinational cosmetics company Coty Inc.
  • Acting for a major cosmetics brand in patent and design infringement case at the High Court.
  • Working closely alongside the licensing department of a global events and brand management company to draft international IP licensing agreements, supply agreements and advising on contract negotiation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • BakerWomen Steering Committee - Member

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2018)

Education

  • (Legal Practice Course) (2016)
  • University of Bristol (LLB Law) (2015)

Languages

  • English