Elizabeth N. Purcell

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Elizabeth Purcell is an associate in the Corporate Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins. Her practice spans a broad range of commercial law matters, with a focus on technology and intellectual property transactions.

Ms. Purcell has worked in the firm’s London, Silicon Valley and Dubai offices with clients across a diverse range of industries, primarily information technology, digital media, e-commerce, financial services and retail. Ms. Purcell advises clients on commercial issues including:

  • Licensing and commercialization arrangements, including technology transfer 
  • Outsourcing and technology procurement
  • Business separations, transitional services arrangements and brand strategy
  • IT arrangements for software, hardware and services, as well as website compliance
  • Data management issues, including global compliance programmes, cross-border data flows, and implementation strategies
  • Confidential information governance
  • Cyber resilience and responses to cyber breaches 
  • FinTech products and related payments arrangements
  • Diligence on commercial and contracting arrangements and intellectual property portfolios 
  • Intellectual property aspects of finance and security arrangements 

Prior to training at Latham & Watkins, Ms. Purcell spent time at the European Patent Office in Munich where she worked with lawyers from the legal directorates.

Ms. Purcell is actively involved in Latham & Watkins’ pro bono programme and has advised non-profit clients on a variety of commercial arrangements.

Ms. Purcell's representative experience includes:

  • A global retail and investment bank on the multi-billion Euro global outsourcing of its investment banking IT infrastructure and data centre services
  • An engineering consultancy on its acquisition of a leading provider of international analytics and data science consulting services
  • A portfolio company of a private equity fund on transitional supply, distribution and services arrangements following a sale of part of the business
  • A leading private equity firm on the acquisition of a stake in a major African payments business
  • A global professional services firm on its data compliance framework and privacy impact procedure
  • A global private equity firm on the purchase of a cosmetics business, including supply chain diligence and brand protection
  • A global pharmaceutical group on its acquisition of a company specializing in the development, licensing and marketing of generic medicines and proprietary brands
  • A drug discovery and development company on day-to-day matters, including clinical services and research agreements
  • A global investment bank on day-to-day procurement and services arrangements    
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