Elle Todd

Elle Todd

Head of Digital and Data

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Elle Todd is the Head of Digital and Data in the TMC Team at CMS London.  Elle has over 16 years' experience in advising clients from large corporations and household names to new tech start-ups and disrupters. She provides strategic and day to day advice to help them innovate, grow and succeed.

A key focus of Elle's practice is on data from innovation, security breach management and strategy to data protection compliance advice in all its guises. She also has particular experience in emerging technologies, consumer regulatory issues associated with digital and tech launches and complex technology transactions. Renowned for being meticulous and a calm voice of reason, Elle is praised by her clients for being personable and commercial in her approach and advice.

Elle spent 3 years setting up Olswang’s Asia operations from a base in Singapore. She is also author of the third edition of Gringras: The Laws of the Internet which was published in February 2008 and is a key legal text book covering laws relevant to ecommerce including copyright, online contracting, data protection and content related issues.

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"Elle Todd is praised by interviewees for her "very professional, knowledgeable and highly commercial outlook." She recently acted for Scripps Networks Interactive on its acquisition of lifestyle and food television channel operator, AFC Networks. She has been advising Microsoft on a number of significant regulatory matters across the region."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015

"Elle Todd is described as "an outstanding lawyer". Her expertise lies in digital media, data protection and procurement."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013

Relevant experience

  • Various multinational companies on general Data Protection Regulation audits.
  • An ecommerce site on a multi-jurisdictional security breach.
  • A leading US cloud provider on deals with international banks including regulatory advice.
  • A leading pharmaceutical company on preparation of intra-group transfer agreements and model clauses.
  • A client on the launch of leading wearable technology products to the consumer market in multiple territories.
  • Various clients on the regulatory and data aspects of the launch of various US IoT devices into the European market.
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  • MA (cantab), Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge
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  • 2015 - Digital, Legal & Anywhere: Innovation in Australian TV, Casbaa/Olswang report 
  • 2012- Digital, Legal, Anywhere: Content in Singapore Today, Casbaa/Olswang report 
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