Edgar Lee is an associate in the Data & Technology Transactions Practice of Latham & Watkins' London office.

Mr. Lee advises clients across a range of sectors including social media, gaming, healthcare, payments and financial services, private equity, and venture capital.

Mr. Lee has experience advising on an array of technology and commercial issues including:

  • Global data privacy matters
  • Large scale technology and outsourcing transactions and commercial contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Fintech and payments

Mr. Lee trained in the firm's London office, gaining a broad range of experience in M&A, venture capital, restructuring and special situations, and banking and finance.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Lee served as an editor of the Cambridge Law Review and the managing editor of the University of Cambridge’s undergraduate law journal, De Lege Ferenda. Both journals count former President of the International Court of Justice Judge Hisashi Owada and former Lord of Appeal Lord Peter Millet as members of their honorary boards.

Mr. Lee’s experience includes advising:

  • A social media giant in relation to data privacy matters globally for strategic acquisitions and product counselling
  • A significant social media company in matters before the Irish Data Protection Commission on issues related to privacy and security
  • A publicly listed China-headquartered technology and internet group on global data privacy compliance for cross-border products, including products across the social media, cloud, and gaming space; this project has included a specific focus on data privacy compliance relating to the GDPR as well as across Asia
  • A leading consulting firm on its global privacy impact assessments for data privacy purposes
  • Octopus Ventures on its investments into Vira Health, Automata, and Touchlab spanning from pre-seed to Series B
  • Norgine, a European specialty pharmaceutical company, on the sale of a controlling stake to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Lifescore on its £11m Series A financing led by Octopus Ventures and Warner Music Group

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)