Jevan Neilan


Jevan is a Partner in our Technology and Privacy and Data Security teams.

Jevan advises a range of the world’s leading tech companies, including social media networks, Silicon Valley technology multinationals, and producers of cutting-edge hardware, along with international retailers and blue chip companies.

With a keen understanding of the technical and technological, Jevan advises clients across a range of complex and challenging issues, including developing structures for international data transfers and data flows, advising on user interface and user experience compliance, analysing the compliance of cookies and advertising technology, and counselling clients on data breach management and remediation. Jevan also acts as GDPR counsel for many of the West Coast’s best known internet companies, advising on all aspects of GDPR compliance and advising on the development of new products and services in light of the GDPR’s requirements.


  • Data Protection Law
  • Consumer Protection 
  • Regulatory Law
  • Contract Law

Representative Matters

  • Acting as standing European counsel to an international private social media network. Advising the company on all aspects of its EU operations, including, in particular, its GDPR compliance and readiness across the business, such as contracting with group entities and third parties, product design and development, retention and deletion of personal data, responding to data subject requests, and record-keeping and compliance obligations.
  • Advising a major accounting and consultancy firm on numerous aspects of its GDPR compliance and readiness, including its complex intragroup disclosures and cross-border transfers of personal data, its role as a data controller and a data processor and the associated implications under GDPR, its contracts with vendors and clients, and its Brexit contingency proposals.
  • Advising a pillar bank on the complex and challenging data protection structuring and GDPR compliance in respect of its analytics and insights service offerings, including meeting transparency obligations, lawfulness of processing personal data, and data control structures.


Legal 500, 2021

Jevan is a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the area of Data Privacy and Data Protection.

Legal 500, 2020

Jevan is noted as a "Rising Star" in the areas of Data Privacy and Data Protection.

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Areas of Expertise

Media & Telecoms Privacy & Data Security Commercial Contracts & Sourcing General Data Protection Regulation Technology Law

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

Member and National Representative, AIJA (Association Internationale de Jeunes Avocates)

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


University College Dublin, BBLS

Trinity College Dublin, LL.M