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RPC boosts Tech and Data offering with new Partner

Published on 05 July 2017

Jon Bartley joins the firm with over 20 years' experience advising on digital, technology and data protection

RPC has hired Technology and Data Protection specialist Jon Bartley as a Partner in its London office.

Jon joins the firm's Commercial Team, where he will be working closely alongside fellow Partner Oliver Bray. He comes from Penningtons Manches where he was a Partner and co-head of the firm's Data Team. 

Jon advises on a broad range of commercial matters for domestic and international clients, including digital implementation, ecommerce, consumer, and data protection.

"I've known Jon for many years as we sit on the City of London's Law Society's Commercial Committee together," said Oliver. "He is a technically excellent lawyer, with a solid commercial background and great client focus. He's also got all the specialist skills we need to keep supporting, and growing, our stellar client base".

Commercial, IP, Technology and Media Group Head Jeremy Drew said: "We're already acting for some of the biggest brands in the market, particularly within the digital and retail space. Jon's experience in tech, digital, consumer and data protection is just what we need to build out our platform."

"This is an exciting time for our practice, and Jon is absolutely the right partner to work in tandem with Oliver and the Commercial Team. We're looking forward to the next phase of our development."

Jon said: "The Commercial team at RPC has a fantastic reputation in the market, with an enviable client list. I've known for a while that the firm is an innovative and forward looking in nature. The combination of these factors made for a compelling proposition that was difficult to resist. I am delighted to have the opportunity to help the team achieve even greater success."

The move comes just months after senior barrister, Nicola Cain, joined RPC's Media practice from the BBC. Nicola has significant contentious data protection expertise and is also part of RPC's multi-disciplinary Data Protection Group.

Jon joined RPC on 3 July.