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Mishcon de Reya continue expansion of litigation offering with Intellectual Property Group hire

Posted on 28 September 2020

In its seventh new Partner hire of 2020 Mishcon de Reya announced that Mark Deem will be joining the Firm as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Group on Monday 28 September.

Mark is a commercial litigator with considerable experience of complex domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and regulatory matters. He is a solicitor-advocate, with rights to appear in all courts in England and Wales. He is well known for his proficiency in managing clients' exposure to the risk and cost of commercial disputes through the innovative use of ATE insurance, third party and other litigation funding arrangements.

Mark was previously a Partner at US Firm Cooley, where he was a founding member of the London office in 2015. Before that, he was Partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer and Addleshaw Goddard and spent 10 years at Linklaters, where he first trained.

Mark's expertise focuses on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) litigation, contentious data (privacy, cybersecurity issues and artificial intelligence) and financial services disputes. He has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including aviation and aerospace, communications, digital, TMT, life sciences and banking and finance. He is also co-author of the forthcoming book, AI on trial, examining the legal, regulatory and ethical framework needed to deploy AI in safe and acceptable manner and is Editor of the soon-to-be-published Global Data Guide.

Jeremy Hertzog, Partner and Chair of Intellectual Property said; "We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Firm. As part of the Firm's 10 Year Vision we have been looking to expand and enhance our contentious data and technology practices. The data team has a growing reputation and presence, and Mark is a well-respected litigator whose expertise will enhance our existing offering."

Mark Deem added; "Mishcon de Reya has a reputation for a strong innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the business of law and the expertise to represent its clients in relation to their most complex and challenging projects. I am looking forward to bringing my 20 years of experience as a commercial litigator and my expertise with technology, specifically emerging technologies and AI, to the team."

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