Mercedes Samavi is an associate based in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of both the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Privacy Group.
Mercedes advises domestic and international clients, ranging from early-stage startups to large multi-national corporations in the technology, media and communications industries, in relation to contract law, IP, outsourcing and public procurement. In relation to privacy matters, Mercedes advises on both B2B and B2C data privacy issues, and supports clients on a wide variety of topics ranging from privacy policies and standards to multi-jurisdictional direct marketing strategies to managing individual rights requests. In addition, Mercedes has spent a significant time on client secondments, helping businesses prepare for, and meet their obligations under, the GDPR.
TTG experience includes:
Privacy experience includes:
In addition, Mercedes is involved with the firm's extensive pro bono practice and has worked for a variety of clients, including UK and international charities, third sector organisations and social impact businesses. Her pro bono work has been recognized by Morrison & Foerster, which awarded her the 2019 Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service.
She has also spent six months in the firm's Singapore office and six months in the Northern Virginia office.
Mercedes is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. She is fluent in Farsi.Show More