Legal eagles strengthen digital disruption offering with strategic hire

Mike Rebeiro

Browne Jacobson has appointed a digital disruption expert as a strategic advisor to its UK & Ireland (UK&I) IP and Technology team.

Mike Rebeiro joins the Nottingham law firm from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he served as global head of technology and innovation.

A seasoned business, technology and digital lawyer, Rebeiro advises UK and international corporates on the regulatory and ethical implications of disruptive digital technologies.

He has also worked for Slaughter & May and Macfarlanes and brings 28 years’ experience to the role.

At Browne Jacobson, Rebeiro will work closely with partner Declan Cushley, who leads the law firm’s strategy for the corporate sector, and partner and head of the company’s Digital and Outsourcing practice, Anthony Nagle.

His appointment follows the opening of Browne Jacobson’s first overseas office in Dublin, which is concentrating on developing an integrated end-to-end TMT practice focused on digital disruption, data and IP.

Rebeiro said: “Browne Jacobson has clear ambitions to be even more connected to the critical issues facing its clients, including how digital disruptive technologies are impacting their Environmental, Social and Governance agendas. Browne Jacobson is at the forefront of advising clients on the intersection of their ESG ambitions and digital disruption and the wider impact that it can have on society – this is what puts them ahead of other law firms.

“I am pleased to become part of its digital offering and those aspirations, and to help see the bigger picture between the firm’s London, Dublin and wider international networks.”

Declan Cushley said: “Mike has strong international links, which following our investment into Dublin presents an excellent opportunity to enhance our offering to clients who do substantial business globally and reach new target clients in the EEA and the US. Mike will also be imperative in helping to build the bridge between our UK&I based commercial teams that are focused on digital disruption and support them to give clients a seamless service across both jurisdictions.

“We are thrilled to have Mike on board to help further shape our firm ambitions around digital disruption.”

Anthony Nagle added: “Our clients are continuously being challenged by new technologies and business models and how they are disrupting the markets and industries they operate in. They are having to think creatively on how to adapt to these changes. We want to encourage our clients to embrace these disruptions and connect them to the many benefits and opportunities for growth that they offer.”