Laura Holden

  • Associate
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1000


Ms. Holden has a range of experience advising a diverse array of international clients on commercial law, technology and intellectual property matters, including software licensing, large-scale IT and business process outsourcing projects and transitional services arrangements. She also has particular experience in relation to advertising and sponsorship arrangements. Ms. Holden's work to date has spanned a variety of sectors, but her principal focus has been on the financial services, travel and retail sectors.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in February 2014, Ms. Holden spent three years with another international law firm based in London, during which time she completed two six-month secondments to the legal teams of a well-known UK airline and a major UK bank respectively. She has also spent time in West Africa advising a world-leading drinks manufacturer.

Ms. Holden’s experience covers:

  • Large scale technology and outsourcing transactions
  • Technology transformational projects
  • IP matters and post-acquisition transitional services
  • Business processing transactions
  • Advertising and marketing regulation


Ms. Holden’s representative transactions include advising:

  • A large financial services provider in relation to negotiating a complex €3billion IT infrastructure outsourcing deal, including negotiation of the transition and transformation elements of the project
  • A major UK financial services provider on a complex multivendor arrangement for the provision of foreign exchange services and wind down of a current joint venture
  • A large US insurance services provider in relation to its international business process outsourcing programme and related transitional arrangements
  • A UK insurance company on the outsourcing of certain financial service processes to India
  • A UK travel company on the multi-jurisdictional outsourcing of its IT infrastructure to a German subcontractor
  • A major international airline on the negotiation of a global SaaS agreement for HR software and services and a global framework agreement and local agreements for managed print services

Thought Leadership

  • European Commission Outlines Proposed Regulation for Artificial Intelligence -  October 05, 2021
  • All Those in Favour, Say AI: UK IPO Publishes Response to Its Consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property -  May 20, 2021
  • Adtech and Real Time Bidding in the Regulatory Crosshairs -  September 11, 2019
  • UK’s ICO Publishes New Guidance on Cookies -  July 12, 2019
  • Is Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Private Equity Dealmaking?  -  June 25, 2019
  • Regulators Get Tough on Regulatory Outsourcing Failings -  June 06, 2019
  • UK FinTech State of the Nation Report Highlights UK’s Leading Position -  May 17, 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
  • French Data Protection Authority Issues €50 Million Fine in Landmark GDPR Case  -  January 23, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2010
  • BSc (Hons) in Management, University of Warwick, 2008
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
  • Technology
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • English
  • French
  • Communications Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Transactions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services
  • Connectivity, Privacy & Information
  • Outsourcing