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Laura  Berton

Laura Berton

Fieldfisher

East Palo Alto, CA, USA


Over the past 13 years as an international commercial IP and IT lawyer, Laura has represented a wide array of entrepreneurs and private companies in complex business transactions as well as their ongoing needs as they arise in the areas of information technology, outsourcing, cloud computing, software development, licensing, telecommunications, e-commerce and data protection.  

Laura frequently advises suppliers and acquirers on a range of technology related contracts including licensing, IT and outsourcing contracts and complex technology procurements.  

She works on large scale multinational outsourcing projects and also acts as an interim general counsel to start-ups or more established companies restructuring their in-house capability. 

Laura has experience of working closely with commercial teams as well as in-house legal departments on projects requiring "hands on" legal advice, industry knowledge and parallel negotiations. 

Thanks to her language skills and time spent on in-house secondments, Laura is also used to helping businesses move into new jurisdictions, advising on the expansion process and the adaptation to local legal practices. She also has extensive experience of working with, and co-ordinating and managing, foreign counsel and advising on multi-jurisdiction technology projects.  

Laura is also the transatlantic "Brexit" lead for Fieldfisher advising clients on the commercial and legal consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. 

Laura grew up between Brussels and Luxembourg and has travelled extensively for leisure and whilst working with clients. She spent 7 months in Saudi Arabia heading up a legal team and has a particular interest in advising businesses on their international expansion and ensuring their legal compliance evolves with their business strategy. 

Laura was named a "rising star" in Intellectual Property in Super Lawyers in 2013.

She is also a guest lecturer in European Contract Law classes for MBA students for ESCP Europe.

Laura Berton is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, San Francisco, CA
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Fieldfisher, International Licensing—Software Licenses - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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