Jimmy is a commercial lawyer specialising in Internet and technology law, data protection, intellectual property, commercial contracts, and IP/IT in M&A transactions. Jimmy has worked for a range of high-profile clients including BT, Royal Mail, AIG, lastminute.com, Shazam, and Surrey Satellite Technology. In addition, Jimmy acts for funded and fast-growing Internet start-up companies in relation to their fast growth and then sale or IPO.
Jimmy is a published author of legal textbooks and writes as a subject-matter expert for LexisNexis on Technology law. He has also written for numerous organisations and publications including the Society for Computers and Law, CIPS, Computer Weekly, Electronic Business Law, The Lawyer, Solicitors Journal, and Freedom of Information Journal.
Jimmy lectures on IP and media law at the University of London and has presented IP and IT talks at numerous conferences. He has also presented technology and IP law programmes on Law Channel TV.
Jimmy is passionate about technology and IP law and has a first-class Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering which helps him understand technical issues regarding technology goods and services. He is also able to provide valuable legal and strategic input into start-ups and fast-growing businesses, having undertaken an MBA at London Business School.
Technology and Internet Law
Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Jimmy Desai is recognised by the Legal 500 2017.
Ranked as one of the top 40 technology and commercial lawyers in the UK in the Who’s Who of Technology and Commercial lawyers every year from 2010 – 2015.
|2016||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2010-2016||Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) | Partner|
|2004-2010||Tarlo Lyons (now Blake Morgan) | Partner|
|1999-2004||Lawrence Graham (now WLG Gowling LLP) | Associate Solicitor|
|1997-1999||Paisner & Co (now BLP) | Solicitor|
|1996-1997||Watson Farley & William | Solicitor|
|1996||Qualified as a Solicitor |
|1994-1996 ||Taylor Joynson Garret (now Taylor Wessing) | Trainee Solicitor |