Fiona M. Maclean

  • Partner
  • Efiona.maclean@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1822
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Profile

Fiona Maclean advises a diverse range of clients across industries on data privacy compliance and IT and business processing transactions, with a particular focus on cloud computing and data strategy.

Ms. Maclean brings a unique cross-section of knowledge and experience spanning data, technology, and commercial contracts to help clients navigate complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions within the broader framework of data privacy laws. She advises a broad base of clients ranging from start-ups to technology giants and leading financial institutions. Her work at the nexus of the commercial and data worlds includes advising on operational resiliency risks and regulatory requirements including some of the most transformational cloud deals in the global market.

Ms. Maclean writes extensively on technology and privacy law for prominent industry organizations, including the World Economic Forum, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), and the Association of Foreign Banks.

Accolades
  • Recommended for Data Protection, Privacy, and Cybersecurity, Commercial Contracts, and Information Technology
    The Legal 500 UK 2020
  • Recognized as a Next Generation Partner for Commercial Contracts
    The Legal 500 UK 2020
  • Selected for the 2019 Hot 100 List
    The Lawyer
  • Recommended for Fintech
    The Legal 500 UK 2018

Experience

Ms. Maclean's representative matters include:

  • Advising a global bank on its migration to a cloud-based email service, including data privacy and financial services’ regulation across Europe, the US, and Asia
  • Advising a leading provider of distributed ledger technology in its negotiations for the implementation of a post-trade market infrastructure platform utilising blockchain
  • Advising a bank consortium on the creation of a reference data joint venture
  • Leading negotiations on behalf of a bank consortium for a SAAS based MiFIDII compliance platform
  • Advising a digital operations company in relation to its privacy impact assessment and related global roll-out of a cloud service
  • Managing a global compliance project of more than 30 countries regarding cyber security notification requirements
  • Advising a UK retail bank on the implementation of one of the largest IP-enabled voice and data network outsourcing arrangements
  • Negotiating services and software agreements for corporate clients across a wide range of industry sectors including media and entertainment, oil and gas, and telecommunications

Thought Leadership

  • Swiss Regulator Determines Swiss-US Privacy Shield Is Inadequate -  September 15, 2020
  • New Data Protection Law in the DIFC -  September 11, 2020
  • Practical Considerations for Assessing Data Transfers after Schrems II  -  September 07, 2020
  • CJEU Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield -  July 16, 2020
  • ESMA Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers -  June 16, 2020
  • UK Firms Should Share Customer Information Cross-Border Intra-Group to Fight Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing -  May 22, 2020
  • World Economic Forum Launches First-of-Its-Kind Blockchain Deployment Toolkit -  April 28, 2020
  • Alternative Data: Regulatory and Ethical Issues for Financial Services Firms to Consider -  March 04, 2020
  • EIOPA Issues Final Guidelines on Outsourcing -  February 27, 2020
  • Law Proposes New Penalties for Data Controllers and IT Companies in Russia -  February 17, 2020
  • Regulator Raises Concerns Over Alternative Data -  January 31, 2020
  • Hong Kong Considers Sweeping Changes to Privacy Laws -  January 22, 2020
  • Financial Institutions and the Cloud: How to Navigate an Evolving Regulatory Landscape -  November 12, 2019
  • Big-Ticket Fines and Veil-Piercing Cases Raise Portfolio Company Liability Risks for PE Parents -  October 08, 2019
  • FSB Concerns Over Cloud Concentration in Financial Services Continues  -  October 08, 2019
  • Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Protecting Your Data -  September 10, 2019
  • How Are European Supervisory Authorities Exercising Cooperation and Consistency In Practice? -  September 02, 2019
  • Post-Brexit Implications for NIS Representative Requirements -  August 13, 2019
  • UK Regulator Imposes Two Substantial Fines for GDPR Data Breaches -  July 12, 2019
  • UK’s ICO Publishes New Guidance on Cookies -  July 12, 2019
  • Regulators Get Tough on Regulatory Outsourcing Failings -  June 06, 2019
  • RuNet Law: New Russian Law Could Significantly Impact Telecom and Internet Providers and Social Media Platforms -  May 22, 2019
  • FCA Outlines Key Deadlines for PSD2 Compliance -  May 10, 2019
  • ICO Launches Consultation on Age-Appropriate Design: A Code of Practice for ISS  -  April 26, 2019
  • No Deal Brexit and Data Transfers: Companies Must Prepare Now  -  March 20, 2019
  • What EBA’s Outsourcing Guidelines Mean for Financial Institutions  -  March 18, 2019
  • DIFC Issues New Direct Marketing and Electronic Communications Guidelines -  February 04, 2019
  • European Commission Adopts Adequacy Decision for Japan  -  January 29, 2019
  • EDPB Publishes Regulatory Guidance on Territorial Scope of GDPR -  January 03, 2019
  • Outsource Service Providers to Financial Services — A Growth Sector for Buyout Firms  -  December 21, 2018
  • European Banking Authority’s Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing: Discussion of Key Themes  -  September 14, 2018
  • FCA Speaks Out on the Ethics of Big Data  -  July 16, 2018
  • National Cyber Security Centre Releases NIS Directive Guidance -  February 21, 2018
  • Cybersecurity: UK Government Releases Response to Public Consultation on NIS Directive -  February 20, 2018
  • What Next for Distributed Ledger Technology? -  December 21, 2017
  • Regulatory Sandboxes — a Global Stocktake -  November 13, 2017
  • Bank of England Opens Up Access to Payment Schemes for FinTech Firms  -  July 25, 2017
  • Service Levels and Service Credit Schemes in Outsourcing -  July 10, 2017
  • Up into the Clouds?  -  June 22, 2017
  • FCA Regulatory Sandbox Update: Successes in Round One, Application Window for Round Three Open  -  June 16, 2017
  • Bank of England Launches Blueprint on New RTGS Service -  May 16, 2017
  • European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Publishes Fintech Report -  May 14, 2017
  • FCA Launches Discussion on Distributed Ledger Technology -  April 20, 2017
  • Blockchain – A New Era for the Energy Market?  -  March 23, 2017
  • GDPR Guidance: DPOs, Data Portability & the One-Stop-Shop -  December 21, 2016
  • World-First Regulatory Sandbox Open for Play in the UK -  May 9, 2016
  • Cybersecurity—Rapidly Escalating Regulatory Expectations for Financial Institutions in the US and UK -  March 14, 2016
  • Looking Outside the Prism: How Safe are Data Transfers? -  January 06, 2014
Recognised in The Lawyer's 2019 Hot 100 list.
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Scotland (Solicitor)
Education
  • Diploma in IP Law, University of Oxford, 2012
  • QLTT, BPP Law School, 2012
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Strathclyde, 2007
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Aberdeen, 2006
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
  • Technology
Practices
  • Communications Law
  • Technology Transactions
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services
  • Outsourcing