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Fredericka Argent is an associate in the technology and media practice group, having joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2012.

Ms. Argent advises emerging and leading companies on intellectual property and data protection issues, including copyright, trademarks, e-commerce and piracy.  She has experience advising companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, luxury brands and media sectors. Her practice encompasses regulatory compliance and advisory work.  She regularly provides strategic advice to global companies on complying with data protection laws in Europe.

  • Providing advice to clients in the book publishing, pharmaceutical and luxury brands industries on enforcement strategies to combat online counterfeiting and illegal use of trademarks and copyright-protected work.
  • Advising a large online travel company on website consent mechanisms and updating their online privacy policy.
  • Assisting a leading media company on devising an intra-company employee data transfer policy.
  • Advising various leading companies on the data protection implications of wide-scale breach of personal data security on a multi-territory basis.
  • Advising companies on online compliance with the European cookie consent requirements.
  • Tracking reforms to UK and EU copyright law in order to update clients in the information technology and software sectors on latest developments to assist in advocacy to EU institutions and governments.

Pro Bono

  • Advising a UK charity, on issues of data protection and commercial law in relation to a long-term fundraising agreement with a third party legal services provider. 
  • Advising an international media NGO, on the implementation of freedom of information laws in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Advising Privacy International on matters of breach of confidence, defamation and copyright law in relation to the publication of sensitive reports exposing surveillance practices of governments.

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to the in-house legal department of a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Litigation and legal policy advisory role at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.