Ashley Williams

Senior associate

Ashley is an senior associate in the intellectual property and technology team.

He joined the firm from JAG Shaw Baker when they merged with Withers to create a new legal offering, Withers tech, in 2018.

Ashley works with clients to help them protect, exploit and manage their intellectual property assets and advises clients on data protection compliance issues. He represents clients across diverse industries including, emerging technologies, AI and software, with a particular focus on advising clients on the launch of new products and services to market.

He frequently speaks at events on a broad range of technology topics including AI, EdTech, AdTech and digital health. He has contributed to a number of publications, including producing a GDPR series for Biotech and Money.

Prior to joining JAG Shaw Baker, Ashley worked at a US law firm in London managing IP/IT heavy transactional matters.





Advising a customer engagement SaaS provider in respect of a reseller agreement with the global leader in CRM.

Advising start-up tech companies on the launch of new products to market.

Contributing to the development of model documents for the BVCA.

England and Wales, 2013

‘JAG Shaw Baker: Readying the life sciences sector for GDPR’, Biotech and Money – April 2018

‘GDPR and Beyond: Collaboration, Consent, Capture and Care in the World of Biometric Data’, Aimbrain White Paper, December 2017

‘GDPR: Practical Tips For The Life Sciences Sector’, Biotech and Money – October 2017

Connect Ventures – GDPR Workshop – March 2018

EdTech Exchange, GDPR in EdTech – February 2018

DigitalHealth.London – Data Security and GDPR Masterclass – December 2017



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