Catherine Marie Hughes

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Catherine Hughes is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Data and Technology Transactions Practice.

Ms. Hughes advises EU and global clients across all market sectors on data privacy and cybersecurity matters (with particular experience advising on European data privacy legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)).

Ms. Hughes also has experience advising clients from a range of sectors on commercial contracts and intellectual property.

Ms. Hughes is an active member of Latham’s Women Lawyers Group and First Generation Professionals Group.


Ms. Hughes’ experience includes advising:

  • A significant social media company in matters before a number of international regulatory bodies in connection with a data breach affecting tens of millions of users
  • Organizations on privacy matters throughout the lifecycle of M&A transactions, from conducting due diligence to integration, including advising Facebook on numerous acquisitions including the acquisition of Mapillary and Beat Saber
  • A publicly listed China-headquartered technology and internet group on a number of cross-border data privacy compliance queries across the social media, gaming, cloud, television, and advertising space
  • A number of multinational clients in connection with GDPR compliance programs, data protection gap analyses, and internal and external data protection policies and procedures
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