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Oisín Tobin

Partner


Oisín is a Partner in our technology and privacy and data security teams and Head of our San Francisco office.

Oisín focuses on advising and defending leading technology companies. He has particular experience in formulating and implementing global privacy and data transfer strategies, advising on the development and rollout of innovative technologies and acting for businesses under investigation by European data protection authorities or engaged in privacy-related litigation.

Working between Dublin and San Francisco, Oisín also counsels technology companies on their international expansion plans. He has a reputation as the go-to lawyer for commercially driven privacy and technology law advice in difficult cases and represents many of the internet’s best-known companies. 

Specialities

  • Data Protection Law
  • Technology Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contract law
  • Regulatory Law

Representative Matters

  • Advising Facebook as privacy counsel in respect of contentious regulatory investigations and litigation, including with respect to Cambridge Analytica and the Schrems litigation concerning the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses.
  • Acting as lead counsel to Slack for all EU privacy matters, including coordinating numerous aspects of Slack’s international scaling and expansion. 
  • Acting as lead GDPR counsel for many of the West Coast’s best known internet companies, counselling on all aspects of GDPR compliance and advising on the development of new products and services in light of the GDPR’s requirements.

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners, 2018

Oisín Tobin's "depth of commercial acumen combined with a deep academic understanding of the law makes him a standout asset." 

Legal 500, 2018

Oisín Tobin attracts high praise as an “utter standout” lawyer.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • In-House Counsel Masterclass on Data Protection & NIS Regulations in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin (January 2019)
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Memberships

International Technology Law Association

Education

Trinity College Dublin, LL.B., First Class Honours

University of Oxford , BCL (Oxon.) (Distinction)

Trinity College Dublin , Former Tutor and Guest Lecturer in regulatory, consumer protection and internet law