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Benjamin Favaro

Benjamin FavaroPartner

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I am a full-service data protection lawyer in Lewis Silkin’s Data, Privacy & Cyber team advising domestic and international clients on UK and EU data privacy compliance.

I am known for my expertise in workplace privacy having practiced internationally as an employment lawyer prior to joining Lewis Silkin. I manage complicated employee data subject rights requests (DSARs) and support clients during UK and European regulatory investigations (such as ICO investigations and dawn raids). I am frequently asked to advise on UK and European employee monitoring rules.

I lead data protection support for Lewis Silkin’s M&A practice providing timely and practical advice at all stages of a transaction lifecycle. I also run post-transaction remediation projects in respect of data protection warranties and undertakings.

Examples of my recent work include:

  • Acting as lead UK/European data protection lawyer for a US headquartered technology company advising on all aspects of data protection law including risk assessments covering multiple AI products under development.
  • Providing strategic advice to a global car manufacturer during a high profile data protection dispute with a departing executive.
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest newspapers following a significant and potentially high-profile data breach.
  • Acting as lead external data protection counsel for one of the UK and Ireland’s largest retailers.
  • Providing strategic GDPR rights advice to two of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses.

Awards & Recognition

  • Legal 500 2024 (Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity) - ‘Ali Vaziri and Ben Favaro are both excellent lawyers, very specialized in the advice they provide to our clients. They are both hard workers.’ ‘Ben Favaro led on the updating of our company’s group data privacy agreement with the new Standard Contract Clauses. The advice was based on a good understanding of our risk profile and needs. The advice was delivered timely, practically and expertly. I have high confidence in using the Lewis Silkin team for future data privacy-related projects.’
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