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Paul Barton

Partner Fieldfisher
Business Address Riverbank House 2 Swan Lane London EC4R 3TT United Kingdom Phone: +44 330 460 7093 Website:


Paul Barton specialises in all areas of IP, IT, data protection and e-commerce and Internet law, including advising on the procurement, licensing, development and outsourcing of computer systems and software.

Paul’s clients include technology start-ups, leading service providers and suppliers of technology, multinational companies and government bodies. As well as advising on outsourcing, the licensing and exploitation of digital data and databases, Paul regularly advises a number of online businesses and technology platform providers on e-commerce and Internet law issues. Paul is experienced in advising on the legal issues arising from the use of Cloud computing, AI and machine learning, IoT, e-payments and distributed ledger technology (blockchain).

Paul regularly speaks on IP, IT and online law issues.  For many years he lectured for the Bristol University Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
Paul is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and is active in the International Technology Law Association.