Joanna De Fonseka

Joanna E. De Fonseka

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Joanna de Fonseka is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Technology group in London, having joined the Firm as a trainee in 2012.

Joanna is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

Practice Focus

Joanna advises on a wide range of technology and commercial agreements and matters. Her practice focuses on regulatory issues, especially data protection, consumer law, and advertising and marketing, and she regularly advises clients on these areas in particular.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising clients in a wide variety of industries on compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, including conducting compliance assessments and advising on recommended implementation steps.

  • Advising on data processing and data sharing arrangements, frequently with an international element.

  • Providing strategic advice on data protection issues in a transactional context, including in relation to outsourcings, acquisitions and disposals.

  • Assisting clients in their dealings with data protection regulators both in the UK and abroad, including regulatory enquiries and investigations.

  • Advising on all aspects of consumer and privacy law in the context of e-commerce, including advising on consumer terms and conditions, privacy notices, cookie policies, direct marketing and online advertising.


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2014)


  • The College of Law (LLB First Class) (2012)
  • Cambridge University (Magdalene College) (MA (Hons) Classics, Double First Class) (2010)


  • English