john tay

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John Tay

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John is a Solicitor in Acuity’s Commercial & Technology team.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, John was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016. He began his career in litigation but since 2018 has worked predominantly in commercial and regulatory law.  

John works with start-ups as well as international companies that are expanding into the UK / EU. He is experienced in handling a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

  • Reviewing and advising on commercial contracts
  • Negotiating and resolving commercial disputes
  • Data protection
  • Advising on regulatory compliance
  • Economic Substance, DAC6, FATCA and CRS
  • Acting for an AI solutions provider on a contractual dispute involving a large retail bank.
  • Successfully deescalating enforcement action against a major US-based pharmaceutical group.
  • Designing a GDPR compliance framework for a major tech company.
  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on a variety of general commercial contracts.
  • The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.
  • The Tech and Communications Team is ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500.
  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year Wales Legal Awards 2020.
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