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About Chris

Chris is a partner in the employment team who advises businesses on all aspects of data protection law as well as employment and partnership law. He has considerable experience of advising both UK and global businesses on all areas of data protection compliance and has frequently advised companies on cybersecurity incident response matters, including dealings with data protection supervisory authorities and individual data breach notifications.

In the employment sphere, Chris regularly advises employers on senior level hires and terminations, grievances, data subject access requests as well as restrictive covenant enforcement. Chris has particular experience advising on the employment aspects of global transactions.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a global news organisation on all aspects of GDPR compliance, including privacy notices, record of processing, data processor agreements and cookie compliance.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical sector services provider on its response to cybersecurity incident, including data breach notifications in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising a global internet domain registrar on the data protection aspects of acquisition of a number of top level domains and related assets.
  • Advising a luxury UK retailer on the termination of its chief executive officer and the appointment of replacement.
  • Advising a Bermuda headquartered insurer and reinsurer on the acquisition of a UK managing agent and Lloyd’s platform, and subsequent restructuring.

Professional memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2022 - present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2011 - 2022: Associate and International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

2007 - 2011: Associate, Baker McKenzie

2001 - 2006: Trainee and Associate, Allen & Overy

Upcoming Events

February - November 2022

2022 HR Hour Events Programme

Aimed at HR professionals, our HR Hour events are designed to keep you informed and up to date on changes[…..]

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Tuesday 26 April 2022 | 9.30 - 10.30am

HR Hour: Data protection issues for employers

At our next hybrid HR Hour our expert speaker Chris Garrett, with Jo Keddie chairing, will discuss Data Protection issues[…..]

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